The following link has a brief description of the meaning of an Advent wreath and easy to use prayers for use with a family Advent wreath.
Blessing of the Christmas Tree
A simple but beautiful blessing prayer can be found at:
Letter to a Suffering Church by Bishop Robert Barron
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! If you’re hurting or angry because of the Church abuse scandal, if you don’t know what to do or where to turn with your feelings, if you feel betrayed, or are just wondering why you should bother to stay in a Church that is so broken, READ THIS BOOK and watch Bishop Barron’s videos on the subject. You’ll be glad you did.
Click on the image to go to the website for this book which includes information on how to order the book for FREE. The site also contains a concise summary of the book and its many reviews as well as some short videos by Bishop Barron.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catechism of the Catholic Church. Liguori Publications, 1994.
A version by the United States Catholic Bishops:
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010.
YouCat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church
An excellent version of the Catechism in a question and answer format that makes it a bit easier to get quick answers to your questions. It can be purchased at your local bookseller, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com
Miller, Michael J. YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. Freedom Publishing, 2011.
Look It Up! Over 600 Definitions for Catholic Kids and Their Parents and Teachers by Janet L. Alampi
A great Catholic dictionary for kids and those that love them!
Alampi, Janet L. Look It up!: over 600 Definitions for Catholic Kids and Their Parents and Teachers. Pauline Books & Media, 2008.
Website: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
This website is filled with everything Catholic. Find the readings for the day, look up Catholic prayers, or find out what the Church teaching about social justice issues. It’s all there!
A wealth of articles, ideas, and activities to support Catholic moms.
More to come!