From Woes to O’s!

By Isabella Garcia | December 14, 2023

In the week before Christmas, a lesser-known Catholic tradition begins – the ‘O Antiphons’. Sometimes called the ‘Great Advent Antiphons’, they are recited during Vespers…

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Creating Mindful and Meaningful Christmas Celebrations

By Susanne North | December 4, 2023

Original post here Children love rituals and traditions. There is nothing more beautiful than watching children’s shiny eyes and their contagious excitement in anticipation of…

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WOJ Christmas Day, Year A

By CathFamily | December 16, 2022

The word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory, full of grace and truth (John 1:14) Feel free to share…

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Gingerbread Nativity 2

By CathFamily | November 7, 2022

Give the classic gingerbread house a Christian twist and make it a gingerbread nativity scene, complete with a Star of David and babe in a…

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2016 Dec-Jan | Surprise!

By Isabella Garcia | November 30, 2016

From the Editor One of the most wonderful things about children is their surprisability. It’s so easy to surprise them, and their expressions of anticipation,…

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Epiphany Prayer Service

By CathFamily | November 29, 2016

A short and sweet prayer service that introduces children to the meaning of the wise men’s visit to Jesus. Materials Epiphany gift box and gifts…

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Epiphany Gift Box

By CathFamily | November 29, 2016

Around Christmastime young children will be love making this gift box containing beautiful and fragrant materials representing the wise men’s gifts for Jesus; gold, frankincense,…

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My Spiritual Work of Letting Go

By CathFamily | February 28, 2016

I love my Christmas dinnerware! For 20 years I’ve served many wonderful feasts on it. Family and friends have gathered around my festive table year…

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2015 December

By Marilyn Rodrigues | December 1, 2015

God has brought us again to this beautiful Advent season of waiting and preparing for Christ to come into the world and into our hearts.…

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O Antiphon Cards

By Marilyn Rodrigues | November 30, 2015

For the seven days just before Christmas the Divine Office (daily prayer book of the Church) resounds with joyful praise known as the ‘O’ Antiphons.…

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O Antiphon Baubles

By Francine Pirola | November 30, 2015

The O Antiphons are prayed in the week before Christmas. Cut out the pre-printed baubles or use the blackline templates to design your own. Materials: O Antiphon…

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The Intentional Family

By Marilyn Rodrigues | December 26, 2014

Plan your family fun these holidays… Creating Memories Think back to a favourite Christmas holiday memory. Was it one of those simple, spontaneous moments, or…

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