On one of the darkest days of the year, be a light to the world like the Advent Saint of light- St. Lucy. St. Lucy’s name comes from the word light and reminds us that Jesus, the real light, is coming into the world. Find many baking and crafting ideas for celebrating St. Lucy here. […]
Don’t just send out Christmas cards this year – use your list to remind you to pray for your friends and family! Bonus: Include a prayer for them in your card!
Sometimes something as simple as baking cookies can have a very large impact! Doesn’t it make you feel loved when someone bakes cookies or cupcakes just for you? share that feeling of love and appreciation by baking a treat for someone who might not have anyone to celebrate the season with this year! Bonus: Take […]
Make a green themed meal and watch your favorite “Grinch” movie as a family! Looking for ideas for recipes? Check out Grace Before Meals, Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s “movement to bring families back to the dinner table- away from work, school, TV, games, and the many other things we get caught up in- to share a delicious […]
Join Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Washington for the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a procession to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. adw.org/wwm
Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception as a Holy Day of Opportunity. Have you ever thought of Holy Days as opportunities rather than obligations? This change of mind – and heart – opens us to celebrate God’s choice of Mary to be the Mother of God. God preserved Mary from original sin from the […]
Transform the livelihood of someone as you shop for Christmas gifts! Use resources like ethicaltrade.crs.org and www.serrv.org Consider sharing Christmas joy by giving gifts to others who may go without. As a family shop for a gift (or two) for children and families in need from one of these stores.
Celebrate the Advent saint of generosity, learn more about the story of St. Nicholas Learn about St. Nicholas, a man whose love of God was shown in generosity to others.
Place a Christmas Creche in a prominent place in your home as a joyful reminder of the night Jesus came to dwell among us. Read the words of St. Bonaventure who recorded the first Christmas Creche of St. Francis of Assisi in the year 1223 here.
Each day between now until Christmas write down one of God’s gifts to you.