Advent Resources

Advent Wreath 

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. 

 Click on the image below for more information!


Publisher: Word on Fire
Publish Date: May 13, 2019
Pages: 112 pages, 5″ x 7″
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-943243-48-8
“The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It’s been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruin. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?”
In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight. Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.

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.

Online version:

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

     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!