Feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany is traditionally observed on January 6th. It is often called Three Kings Day. (Read more here. And the 9 Things you need to know about Epiphany.) It marks the visitation of the Magi bearing gifts to Jesus. If this celebration has not found its way into your holiday festivities perhaps you will consider trying one orContinue reading “Feast of the Epiphany”

Advent Book Countdown

Advent Traditions can begin with using what you have on hand. Many families have a difficult time finding Advent Calendars that keep the focus on the season of Advent rather than highlighting the giving of trinkets or candy. We rather enjoy the giving of trinkets with our family’s tradition of using a Lego Advent CalendarContinue reading “Advent Book Countdown”

Session 9: Mary and the Saints

Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said,Continue reading “Session 9: Mary and the Saints”

Advent: a Season to Experience

Advent is a word with Latin roots. It means “approach” or “coming.”  But what is Advent, really? Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church. On the first Sunday of Advent, which begins on December 1st this year (2020),  the Church celebrates its own kind of New Year’s Day. AdventContinue reading “Advent: a Season to Experience”

Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?

The Mystery of the Catholic Church In Him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in Him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise ofContinue reading “Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?”

Session 6: The Paschal Mystery

The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” -Luke 9:23  Some parents find that discussing the Paschal Mystery with young children can be overwhelming, especially the Passion portion. The PaschalContinue reading “Session 6: The Paschal Mystery”