Simple Celebration for Mary’s Birthday

The nativity of Mary is September 8 (9 months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.) Although we've had more elaborate celebrations in the past, our family had a simple celebration this year. We made Mary a birthday cake! We made a simple angel food cake from a box mix, and drizzled it with some blue glaze (Our Lady's color.) I set out a Mary statue, and put 10 candles in the cake … [Read more...]

Ideas for Celebrating the Nativity of Mary with Kids

Happy Birthday, Mary! Well...almost. Mary's birthday is celebrated on September 8. You can read more about the Nativity of Mary here. So here's the question: How do you celebrate the Nativity of Mary? What do you do at a birthday party for Mary? Well, I have a few ideas to share with you. :-) Make a Craft! You knew I was going to say that, right? I think crafting some simple rosaries would … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About the Trinity with Apples

I  saw the cutest idea about how to explain the Trinity to kids using an apple! There's even a whole Apple Trinity children's book! Here's how an apple is like the Trinity: The peel, the flesh, and the seeds- 3 parts, to 1 apple. We have 3 parts to 1 God as well: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The peel is like God the Father, because He protects us. The flesh is … [Read more...]

Seven Sorrows of Mary- Printable Mobile Craft

The month of September is dedicated to the 7 Sorrows of Mary, and September 15 is the Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. If you've never heard of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, here they are: Prophecy of Simeon The Flight to Egypt Loss of Jesus in the Temple Mary meets Jesus on Road to Calvary Jesus dies on the cross Mary receives the Body of Jesus Jesus is placed in the Tomb As a … [Read more...]

Free St. Michael Printables!

Vee over at Paper Dali has tons of great FREE Catholic printables, including this St. Michael paper doll. I just love her paper dolls! You can use it to celebrate the feast of St. Michael and the archangels coming up on September 29 :-) Printable St. Michael Paper Doll And here's a St. Michael Fun Facts Sheet for kids from Catholic Online.   … [Read more...]

Celebrate Michaelmas – St. Michael and all the Archangels!

Michaelmas comes every year on September 29. It is the feast day of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and well- basically the Archangels :-) When getting ready to celebrate Michaelmas with your kids, think "tough angels". Because that's what archangels are. Save your "fluffy angel" ideas for the feast of Guardian Angels in October. I love this Angel Mobile Craft from Bountiful Blessings. If … [Read more...]

Ideas for Celebrating the Feast of St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio has a feast day coming up on September 23. If I were to rank St. Padre Pio on a popularity scale from 1-10, I would give him a 10! He sure seems to be a 'crowd pleaser', and there's no question as to why if you read about St. Padre Pio. The most famous thing about him is his stigmata. Well, that and his fist fights with demons and levitating and all kinds of crazy cool stuff :-) … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes- The Sorrows of Mary Coloring Pages

September is the month dedicated to the sorrows of Mary, and September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. So here are 7 quick takes- Coloring Pages for each of the Seven Sorrows of Mary. (Click the links, not the pictures.) 1 ~ The Presentation in the Temple ~ From Sermons 4 Kids   2 ~ The Flight into Egypt ~ From Children's Bible School Lessons 3 ~ Loss of Jesus for … [Read more...]

Cross Crafts for Kids

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (or Triumph of the cross) is coming up on September 14. So here's a roundup of cross crafts for celebrating this day with your kids! :-) Memories of a Catholic Wife and Mother has directions for this Cross Craft they made for this day! Cute!   My daughter and I are going to try crafting these Cross Necklaces this year. I'll let you … [Read more...]

Nativity of Mary

The feast of the Nativity of Mary is coming up on September 8, which means... Happy Birthday Mother Mary!!! **cue horns blowing and confetti flying through air** So the most obvious idea for celebrating this feast day is to make a birthday cake for Mary. Anything blue is a great idea since that's Mary's traditional color. You can decorate your cake with candles, like Sweetness and … [Read more...]