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Choose a Patron Saint for the New Year

A few years ago online (I wish I could remember where) I read about a Catholic family's New Year's tradition to choose a new patron saint for their family each year. I thought this was a great idea! Choose a saint that you feel would be a good fit for your family- something relative to you. A few years ago, we chose St. Anthony because my family is hopelessly disorganized, and we constantly … [Read more...]

Setting A New Year’s Resolution- Going Beyond The Diet

This year, I'm encouraging myself (and those around me) to go beyond the diet this year- what resolutions can we set to really improve ourselves where it matters the most? What is God calling you to do, who is is calling you to be, and what can you do to work towards that? Also, what resolutions can we set to serve others rather than ourselves? I spent some time in prayer last year … [Read more...]

New Year Ideas for Catholic Families- Fun Traditions

January 1st is a Holy Day Of Obligation, which is the feast of Mary, Mother of God. Therefore, Catholics always attend Mass on New Year's day. However, there are other things us Catholics can do to celebrate as well. :-) To celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of God, check out this adorable craft! Also, here are some food ideas for celebrating. Also, ring in the New Year by choosing a … [Read more...]

Make a “Jewel Cake” for St. Basil on New Year’s

St. Basil's feast day is on January 2, but it has become a Catholic tradition to make a "St. Basil's Cake" on New Year's to celebrate one of his miracles! St. Basil was a Bishop, and a friend of the poor. He wanted to help the poor people pay their taxes, so he went around town collecting jewelry from each person. He took it all to the governor, but the governor took pity on the people and told … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Free Printable Catholic Planner for the New Year

Kimberly at Catholic Family Vignettes made a traditional Catholic Planner, and has a printable version of it for free for all of you! Although it was made for 2009, she has a version available where you fill in your own numbers on the dates. It comes complete with a cover page, lesson plan pages, and lists of liturgical celebrations and feast days. Enjoy, and don't forget to tell her thanks for … [Read more...]

St. Basil’s New Year’s Cake Recipe

St. Basil's Feast Day is on Jan 2. St. Basil was a friend of the poor, and in an attempt to keep the wicked Emperor away, he convinced the rich men of the district to contribute all their jewels. When he presented them to the emperor's soldier, the soldier was so moved that he did not accept the jewels, and the people were saved. St. Basil did not know which jewels belonged to who, so he baked … [Read more...]

Living The Liturgical Year In April

I love coming up with fun and creative ways to celebrate the church year with kids, and April is full of fun Saint feast days to celebrate! Some of these feast days include St. George, St. Gianna, and Our Lady of Africa! The month of April is also dedicated to both the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit. You can find all of my month to month post on living liturgically here. Now let’s look at these … [Read more...]

Free Weekly Newsletter

If you’d like to get my free weekly newsletter with resources for Catholic kids and families, sign up using the box below. The weekly liturgical newsletter is always full of currently relevant resources for the liturgical year, weekly readings, and more! Subscribers of Catholic Icing also gain access to all of the free printables and downloads I offer by instantly receiving a link to the … [Read more...]

Fun Catholic Kid Printables (For All Year!)

Well it looks like some of us are going to be home with our kids a little more than expected for the near future, so I wanted to round up some fun printable materials for Catholic kids that are good for all the time, and easily enjoyed at home. So here we go- Fun Catholic kid printables for all year!    Catholic ABC Printable Saints- These little guys are so fun and easy to … [Read more...]

Living The Liturgical Year In January

If you're looking for resources to live the Liturgical year at home with your family in January, you've come to the right place! You can find all of my liturgical year resources month by month here.  Check out my new printable liturgical calendar for Catholics! This includes all your major feast days and liturgical seasons along with holy days of obligation, solemnities, liturgical colors, … [Read more...]