Category: March

Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Planning out your menu for the feast of Saint Patrick?  Try out these authentically Catholic – and unbelievably easy! – Saint Patrick’s Day cupcakes! Saint Patrick’s Day has become such a secularized holiday so we wanted to emphasize the fact that it’s a feast of canonized saint….which is why we picked to decorate the cupcakes with a shamrock, the three-leafed plant Saint PatrickRead more

Perler Bead Crucifix Pattern

“And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to them: If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34 The crucifix is a reminder to us that our daily actions must revolve around Christ.  This perler bead pattern is a simple project thatRead more

Downloadable: Stations of the Cross Triptychs

Introducing our newest set of Stations of the Cross coloring images! This downloadable pdf is available for $3.99 for a single classroom or family Download Now or for $25 for VBS or school use. Purchase at School Price Our latest downloadable has 14 full page images, each depicting one of the Stations of the Cross. AllRead more

Novenas and other prayers

THIRTY DAYS PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow!  You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow.  Look kindly on my request.  My sins have drawn down on meRead more

What Happened to the Apostles?

Jesus’ ascension into Heaven wasn’t the end of the Church, but the beginning! He left behind 12 close companions and successors of the Church. What happened to these apostles? PETER was declared by Jesus to be the “rock [upon which] I will build my church,” and therefore, the first pope. Peter was crucified upside down onRead more

9 Month Novena for Impossible Requests

This Annunciation Novena, more commonly referred to as the “Novena for Impossible Requests,”  begins on the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25th) and ends nine months later, on Christmas Day (December 25th).   Traditionally, one prays this novena every day (throughout the nine months) for three personal requests. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, ourRead more

Thirty Days’ Prayer to Saint Joseph

  This prayer may be prayed any thirty days of the year.  Begin the 30 Days’ Prayer on February 16 or 17 to pray it leading up to the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19th. Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow!  You are the goodRead more

Celtic Cross pancakes

Mix up your favorite pancake recipe and get out the green food coloring! Divide your pancake mix into two bowls and color one batch green.  Using the green batch, we spooned a green cross onto the griddle.  Then took the uncolored batch to create the circle.  Let it cook, flip it, and… you have aRead more

Saint Patrick’s Day pound cake

Mix up a batch of your favorite pound cake recipe.  Before adding the dry ingredients, add green food coloring and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Turn green batter into a loaf pan and bake it as you normally would.  Once the pound cake is baked, let it cool for 20 minutes beforeRead more

Shamrock and Snake Rolls for Saint Patrick’s Day

This is an easy, one-rise  recipe for rolls that we found at cooks.com some years ago.  We use it for quick rolls and hamburger  and sandwich buns and here are using it to make shamrocks and snake rolls in honor of the legends attributed to Saint Patrick. They tell us that the holy saint usedRead more

Irish Stew

Traditional Irish stew, or “stobhach gaelach”, was a soup-like dish made with ingredients easily available to the peasant farmer. The Irish raised primarily sheep and root crops, so lamb or mutton became the base for the stock. The stew often had potatoes, onions, turnips, parsnips, carrots and sometimes barley. Here is one version of aRead more

Saint Patrick’s Day shamrock braid hairstyle

The shamrock is often used as a symbol for Saint Patrick- referring to the stories that this holy bishop, known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, used the shamrock to explain the mystery of the Trinity. Try this easy shamrock braid for Saint Patrick’s Day: First, divide the hair into 3 sections and secure each withRead more

The temptation of Jesus in the desert in Legos

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days… …and forty nights… …and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.’ He said in reply, ‘It is written: OneRead more

Stations of the Cross Booklet

One of the most common suggestions and requests we receive is for coloring pages that are more suited to little hands. This Lent, we are excited to offer our first mini coloring booklet! Our booklet features our Stations of the Cross coloring pages- now in 1/4 page size! Click the image to print the sheets.Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict coloring page

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger faithfully served the Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI from 2005 to 2013. In February 2013, he announced his resignation. He is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Pope Benedict XVI is now known as Pope Emeritus and resides in a monastery in Vatican City. Click the image belowRead more

Coloring page for the First Station of the Cross: Jesus is condemned to death

Click the image below to print the coloring page or click here to view the Second Station coloring page:Read more

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