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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Most Christians believe that once they get to Christmas day that they have finished the Christmas race. It’s Jesus’ birthday and as ofRead more »

Homemade Saint Bookmarks

Have you begun your Christmas list-making yet?  In our family we like to challenge ourselves to make as many of our gifts eachRead more »

Remember the Manger: A Guide to Surviving the Christmas Season with Depression

by Liz Schleicher Merry Christmas! As Catholics, we are approaching the completion of a season devoted to pure joy. We’ve beenRead more »

Why the First of January is a Holy Day of Obligation

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord has passed, and now we are in the thick of a joyous Christmas season! Hallelujah!    ButRead more »

Happy birthday, Jesus!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS! It’s Christmas, friends! From my family to yours, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!Read more »

It Is Good to be Seen

It is that time of year again… the time when we gather together to remember our blessings and bestow gifts upon one another in celebrationRead more »

Immaculate Conception and the Year of Mercy

Each year our pastor begins his homily on the second Sunday of Advent with the sentence, “God puts two people on our runway to Christmas.”Read more »

Seven Quick Takes: 7 Fun Movies for December

Here we are already – it feels like just days away from Christmas and yet there’s really 3 weeks left in theRead more »

A Guide to Intentional Christmas Giving

A few years ago, I started making an effort to do my all my Christmas shopping before the start of Advent. I wanted to be free duringRead more »

Random Acts of Kindness: An Advent Gift

With Advent right around the corner and Christmas to follow afterward, Catholics everywhere are getting ready for the upcomingRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

Me, missing all four top teeth and all four bottom teeth! Two of my little girls have loose front teeth. They keep wiggling them, hopingRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead more »

Ishmael: Your Next Family Christmas Book

Today I’m excited to share with you a new children’s book: Ishmael: The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem. As a mom of toddlers I am alwaysRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday Christmas Dinner!

It feels like just yesterday I was advocating that we take joy from the beautiful browns and earthy colours that November is dressed in andRead more »