A Catholic Mom’s Guide to Preparing for Lent

Catholic Mom's Guide to Preparing for Lent

As a Catholic mother, Lent is really one of my very favorite times of the year. The Lenten season gives me hope, a chance to begin again, and to fashion my life into something that pleases God. In years past, I’ve jumped off the deep end with my Lenten resolutions. I have a tendency to […]

Quick and Easy Meatless Meals for Lent

Meatless meal ideas for Lent -- soups, casseroles, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and more!

During Lent, we abstain from eating meat on Fridays as a form of penance. (I have to be honest – I love fish and seafood, so it’s not that much of a struggle for me.) If you want to branch out from fried fish and salmon patties, I’ve got a great list of meatless meals […]

Easy Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick – Part of the Catholic Saints Celebrations

Looking for ways to celebrate Saint Patrick in your home? These ideas (books, crafts, recipes, activities and more) are perfect for Catholic families, co-ops, or religious education classes.

We’re coming up on March in a few weeks, so it’s time to work on some of our Saint Celebrations. Every month, to enrich our family’s faith journey, we pick a saint for a special focus. We celebrate Saint Patrick in a big way around here — he’s the namesake for 2 of our sons, […]

Catholic Picture Books for Lent and Easter

Catholic picture books for Lent and Easter -- these are perfect for families, or in a Catholic school classroom!

Ready to celebrate this special liturgical season with your family? Take a look at some of our favorite Catholic picture books for Lent and Easter. Catholic Picture Books for Lent     &  Little Rose of Sharon: A Story of Self Sacrifice The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale Want to explain to your children […]

Irish Frosties – The Perfect Treat for Your St Patrick’s Day Party

Irish Frosties are the perfect dessert for your Saint Patrick's Day party!

Now that we’ve wrapped up Valentine’s Day, my children are anxious to celebrate AGAIN. They’re longing for a St Patrick’s Day Party! As an Irish Catholic family, Saint Patrick has always been highly revered in our home. A few years ago, we even scored an Irish blessing — welcoming our sweet baby Daniel Patrick on […]