Category Archives: Liturgical Year

All posts referring to the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter and trying to live it out in our family.

my weekly mission and the annual mission

This is a busy mission week!  Of course, there is my weekly (daily, hourly) mission to my family, the children and their homeschool in particular, but also this week is our parish’s annual mission. This is a busy week in … Continue reading

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Happy St Nicholas Day!

We love St Nicholas Day here.  What a terrific Saint for our kids to look to for example.  Getting your shoes filled doesn’t hurt, either! You can make your own St Nick from Lindt chocolate santas by using the pattern … Continue reading

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Advent

Our Advent has gotten off to a slower start than last year, but we’re plugging along. While I’ve mixed up sugar cookie dough, I haven’t actually made any yet.  I’ll get to it… eventually. For our Jesse Tree, I purchased … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

According to Catholic Encyclopedia,  All Saints Day is…. Solemnity celebrated on the first of November. It is instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful’scelebration of saints’ feasts during the year. …  In the early days the Christians were accustomed … Continue reading

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Lapbook and Birthday pics

I mentioned earlier that I had an idea for a craft for today, but when I went to the store, I completely forgot about it, so it will wait until next week.  We did do the lapbook, though!  I wanted … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Today we celebrate Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (and in our family, we also remember the anniversary of TheMadHatter’s First Holy Communion!) The rosary is a prayer which we offer with our hearts, our lips and our fingers.  It … Continue reading

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St Francis of Assisi

We made (I know you’ll be completely shocked by this) another lapbook for today’s Memorial of St Francis.  We celebrate a feast day in our house today, too.  Here is a slideshow, including the silly pictures TheBoy wants me to … Continue reading

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St Therese and the Month of the Holy Rosary

Today we celebrate the Memorial of St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower and we also begin the Month of the Holy Rosary. TheBoy made some “lapbooks” today.  One about St Therese and one for the Joyful Mysteries of the … Continue reading

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St Jerome: Priest and Doctor of the Church

Reposted from last year: “Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.” (Letter 125, to the priest Innocent) “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.” (Jerome’s Prologue to the “Commentary on Isaiah”: PL … Continue reading

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Archangels/Michaelmas “lapbook”

Here we are…. He really, really enjoyed this!  We had some great moments to talk about the Archangels and to pray.  I also told him about the Feast of the Guardian Angels coming up on Saturday (he’s excited about that) … Continue reading

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Today

Today, I did NOT put $45 into my gas tank. Today, I did NOT fuss at anyone about “hurry up, we have to go!” Today, I did NOT get aggravated by ridiculous drivers. Today, we will celebrate the Feast of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother!

With all of the craziness of the past several days, I nearly forgot today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary! We need cake!!! Thank you for all of your care, dear Mother. Let the whole … Continue reading

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Almighty and ever-living God, I approach the sacrament of your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Church

Father of light, from whom every good gift comes, send your Spirit into our lives with the power of a mighty wind, and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds. Loosen our tongues to sing … Continue reading

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MAGNIFICAT IPHONE APP!

I just now downloaded the app!!!!! WhooHoo!!!!!!!!!!! Now, go get it!

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