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GIVEAWAY: We’re Mixing It Up This Year on Our Fifth Anniversary!

Friends, can you believe it’s been FIVE YEARS since the beginning of Catholic Sistas? I look back with so many fond memories of what this small apostolate has accomplished over the years, and I thank God for the opportunity to have been able to share our small slice of the internet with you all. This year, we are mixing it up a bit and doing a giveaway that ties in some of our favorite ways to engage you all – food! 

Over the years, we have shared testimonials with you, how-to’s, created a library of resource articles, shared heart-breaking stories of pregnancy and infant loss, celebrated the joys of choosing life, informed you about the abortion industry, hosted many prayer campaigns, given you hope and encouragement in homeschooling, and spread our wings into social media over the years, sharing memes and articles of interest that are prayerful, relational, funny, engaging, informative, necessary, and inviting. We even created one of the most amazing organizational tools to help you with your domestic Church – the Catholic Through The Year planner and bundles, which are a primary source of support to help defray the costs of the blog. 

We’ve even asked you What’s For Dinner? on a daily basis for many years now.

And guess what? Because the Mass is the ultimate banquet, a food theme to celebrate five years just seemed like a no brainer! 

This year’s giveaway is different because we wanted to tie in an everyday connection we make with our readers on social media using What’s For Dinner? as the inspiration and tie it into the domestic Church, which is full of reasons to pray, celebrate, and feast with great food and amazing fellowship with friends and family. 

As we head into year six, we ask for your continued prayers for the blog, the writers, and the good work coming from Catholic Sistas. 

This giveaway is like no other we’ve ever done and we hope you enjoy it. 

With sincere gratitude, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support through the years. May God bless each and every one of you. 🙂 

Giveaway: We







will receive this gorgeous

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield in a lovely Marian Blue


a custom Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread decal FOR your new mixer!

VALUE $340



will each have one winner per prize


{FIVE winners} Catholic Through The Year PDF downloadable

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Planner 

by Catholic Sistas


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Everyone wants that pretty Catholic planner that uniquely expresses themselves, but not everyone has big bucks to throw at one. This July 2016 – June 2017 PDF download allows you to print up this beautifully crafted, well-thought out planner as you think best fits your needs. The planner is completely customizable, with lots of blank space for you to set up. It includes a meaty section of prayers, includes daily Mass readings from the Novus Ordo, and feast days for both the ordinary and extraordinary form, making its reach like no other Catholic PDF downloadable planner out there! Additionally, you have a place to do an Ignatian daily examination of conscience, and a place to do a Spiritual Sketch, where you can jot down your spiritual goals and track them through the year. It doesn’t stop there! Fun features include a place to jot down the temps for the week, track your water intake, and monthly goals! You will want for nothing with this planner and I can’t wait for five of you to win this!


{ONE winner} Two Hearts Embroidered Apron 

 Custom Missal and Breviary Covers

VALUE $29.99

Giveaway: We

Show your devotion to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts with this gorgeous, embroidered apron! Yes, it is embroidered, not screen printed, giving it a rich, elegant look! This apron is so unique, it is the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person. Appropriate for both men and women.

This white apron has a soil release finish and gives you full length protection. 7-ounce, 100% cotton twill with soil-release finish for added stain protection Two waist-level Patch Pockets, pen pocket, 1-inch wide neck and waist ties, adjustable neck strap. Measures 22″W x 30″L.


{ONE winner}  The Vatican Cookbook: Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard {Hard copy}

VALUE $18.97

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From the Pope’s table to yours . . .

Pontifical Swiss Guard presents … a book like no other. From the elite protectors of the Popes and Defenders of the Faith for more than 500 years, a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern cuisine.

Best of all, we pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Holy Pope John Paul II with the personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria, and Poland.

A marvelous cookbook and so much more. The Vatican Cookbook features superb photographs that take us behind the scenes to secret and special places of Vatican City. Walk the hallowed halls of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the stories and legends of the Swiss Guard handed down since the days of Michelangelo. 

For all who love to cook and share meals with family and friends, and for all who are fascinated by the wonders and the grandeur of the Vatican, the Swiss Guard is pleased to offer you … The Vatican Cookbook.


{ONE winner} Chick-Fil-A Family Size Gift Card


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Who doesn’t love Chick Fil A? Enjoy a hearty meal courtesy of Catholic Sistas with your $50 gift card.


{ONE winner} Set of 2 Prints, Grace Before (and After) Meals

Dovetail Ink


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Grace Before Meals and Grace After Meals are bright and cheerful reminders of the ideal way to start and finish our meals: with prayer! These fun illustrations of traditional prayers contain the full text of both.

Beautiful prints from Dovetail Ink, these would go perfectly in any kitchen! Winner will receive both the Grace Before and Grace After Meals, plus a bonus set of family prayer cards. Choose between 8×10 or 11×14″ prints, personalized for your family if desired. 


{TWO winners} (1) ebook copy of Feast! and (1) ebook copy of More Feasts!

Carrots for Michelmas


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Feast! includes reflections on Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter and 23 simple real food recipes for liturgical seasons and saints’ days.

More Feasts! features 10 new liturgical year recipes (all gluten-free!) as well as reflections on the liturgical seasons and activities for celebrating the Christian Year.


{ONE winner} THE WEIGHT OF A MASS award-winning book

Catholic Child


Giveaway: WeThe Weight Of A Mass is actually based on a true story! The beautifully illustrated award-winning book tells the story of a little village whose inhabitants have grown cold in their faith, hardening their hearts to our Lord and the Mass. Through the interactions of a hungry beggar and a proud baker, faith returns to the villagers. 


{THREE winners} SPECIAL FLAVOR, The Movie

CCC of America and Project 36


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A disobedient boy gets a special flavor ice cream that makes his parents obey whatever he says.

Struggling with authority, Tom is given a chance to learn what it means to take control. After encountering an ice cream man with a special flavor, his strict father and distant mother are at his beck and call.

Watch what happens 27 ice creams later!



Making Little Saints

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Darling custom-made little saint peg dolls!


Zelie Wraps

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Zelie Wraps is a fledgling company creating beautiful, functional wraps for babywearing in unique patterns. Named for St. Zelie, the mother of St. Therese of Lisieux, we honor her beautiful witness to motherhood!


Project 36

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Dedicated to providing thoughtful, inventive entertainment with powerful themes, San Antonio-based Project 36 develops films and plays that entertain, challenge, and inspire our community. By telling compelling narratives about subjects outside the sphere of public consciousness and through partnerships with related non-profits, we enact a more concrete response than we could by solely raising awareness. By doing so, we not only use art to give a voice to the voiceless, but call the community to action by connecting its members with powerful, undiscovered organizations. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Contest will run from midnight Thursday, August 18, 2016 – through Thursday, August 25 at midnight.
  • Winners will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter. CS will email the winners. Once they confirm they will be publicly announced on the blog. {Every effort will be made to contact a winner, but after three days without contact, a new winner will be chosen.}
  • Winner is responsible for contacting the sponsor of the prize they won in order to work out details of delivery.
  • Eligibility: Prizes are available to residents of the U.S.A. only.
  • CS reserves the right to alter the giveaway terms or items at any time.
  • This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.
  • The companies who have donated these items have generously agreed to include their items in a giveaway that CS is hosting.

Thank you so much for reading; this blog wouldn’t exist without YOU! Good luck!

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About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

  • Jennifer mora - I would finally be able to make my own gluten free bread because of allergies! Would save me a lot of moneyAugust 17, 2016 – 11:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I’d make chocolate chip cookies!August 17, 2016 – 11:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Teri - I’d make banana bread!August 17, 2016 – 11:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary Catherine Bower - I’m baking apple roses!!!!August 17, 2016 – 11:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Lynn Lewandowski - The first thing I would make would be a (gluten free) cake with my children. My grandma’s recipe with homemade chocolate buttercream. I would just want it to be simple and lovely. 🙂August 17, 2016 – 11:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary marchio - I would make some brownie cookies!August 17, 2016 – 11:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Jenn T - This mixer is beautiful! The first thing I’d make is coffee cake to share with some of my Catholic sistas!August 17, 2016 – 11:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Hillary Nichols - I’d make a pie or a cake 🙂August 17, 2016 – 11:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Heather - I am totally making a delicious red velvet cake with chocolate chips and cream cheese icing!August 17, 2016 – 11:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Cheyenne watts - I could finally make my husband the vanilla cake he always wants!August 17, 2016 – 11:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Jill - I’d make my mom’s Chocolate Cream Pie recipe.August 17, 2016 – 11:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Mireles - Happy Anniversary!!August 17, 2016 – 11:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Susie - I’d bake some cookies!August 17, 2016 – 11:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Dawn De La Rosa - The first thing that came to mind was having my husband make chocolate chip cookies…mmmm he’s an awesome baker 🙂August 17, 2016 – 11:51 pmReplyCancel

  • April - I’ll make some molasses cookies!August 17, 2016 – 11:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim - What a fabulous collection of prizes!! Congratulations on 5 years!!!!August 18, 2016 – 12:08 amReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Such amazing prizes!August 18, 2016 – 12:15 amReplyCancel

  • Christine Lynch - Happy Anniversary! I would make my pizza crust. And much more!August 18, 2016 – 12:42 amReplyCancel

  • Maryanne Lukomski - The first thing I’m going to bake is a Pavlova 🙂August 18, 2016 – 4:08 amReplyCancel

  • Laura D - Congratulations! I would love to make some St. Lucy buns in December with that beautiful mixer!August 18, 2016 – 4:38 amReplyCancel

  • Ashley Brown - Thank you! I’d make cookies and bread ??August 18, 2016 – 6:37 amReplyCancel

  • Melissa B - I think I’d bake a nice big batch of cookies for my husband and kids – my 2 year old is obsessed with “choc-it cookies”!August 18, 2016 – 6:50 amReplyCancel

  • Taylor anderson - Just another reason I love love love Catholic Sistas!!! ❤️August 18, 2016 – 6:54 amReplyCancel

  • Taylor Anderson - First thing I would make is my mothers banana bread.. It’s so easy but so so good.August 18, 2016 – 6:56 amReplyCancel

  • Aimee - I’ve always wanted to try making homemade whipped cream in one of these! I’d put in on my husbands famous strawberry shortcake!August 18, 2016 – 7:55 amReplyCancel

  • Dorothy - I will learn to make bread from a woman who is an amazing cookAugust 18, 2016 – 8:54 amReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Griffith - I love all of these prizes!August 18, 2016 – 8:56 amReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Love that mixer! So cool!August 18, 2016 – 8:58 amReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Bread, bread, and more bread,August 18, 2016 – 8:59 amReplyCancel

  • Alisha Mansfield - Congratulations on 5 years! Awesome giveaway!August 18, 2016 – 9:17 amReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I would love to win that mixer, I’ve never had one! 🙂August 18, 2016 – 9:23 amReplyCancel

  • Geneveve Loraditch - Maybe sourdough! Or some tasty desserts!August 18, 2016 – 11:56 amReplyCancel

  • Patti - This awesome! Congrats on 5 years! I love your blog and the Catholic planner I got last year!
    I would use the mixer to make tons and tons of muffins to freeze for easy breakfast for the school year! ?August 18, 2016 – 12:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Meme - I would bake cheesecakes 🙂August 18, 2016 – 12:47 pmReplyCancel

  • MrsPDB - I have a pound cake recipe I’ve been wanting to try 🙂August 18, 2016 – 1:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Kathy Sherrick - I would bake my husband’s favorite cinnamon coffee cake!August 18, 2016 – 1:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Isabella - I would bake for my family and siblings 🙂August 18, 2016 – 2:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Joanie Boyne - I’d make bread. Wonderful homemade bread.August 18, 2016 – 2:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda Taveira - I would make a carrot cake!August 18, 2016 – 2:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda Taveira - I would make a carrot cakeAugust 18, 2016 – 2:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Laine - Mmmm. I would try my favorite banana bread gluten-free style!August 18, 2016 – 3:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Bread, maybe a cake! So nice!August 18, 2016 – 3:33 pmReplyCancel

  • LPatter - Would love to bake some some chocolate chip cookies 🙂 such a lovey giveaway!August 18, 2016 – 4:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Natalie McMeeken - I would make my annual pumpkin bread to share with friends and family!August 18, 2016 – 4:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Cathy - Can’t wait to make some French macarons! Maybe I’ll finally get them right with some great equipment! 😀August 18, 2016 – 5:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Betsy m - I would bake a big gluten-free cake to celebrate!August 18, 2016 – 5:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Linda - Love these prizes! Thanks for doing this give away!August 18, 2016 – 6:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Suze - I might try making some gluten free bread for the first time!August 18, 2016 – 6:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Maureen - If I win the mixer, I’ll give it to my daughter since I’m already blessed with an awesome Kitchenaid mixer. I imagine that first thing she’ll bake is challah bread for her littles. It’s one of those recipes passed down from mom to daughter. Thank you so much for hosting this contest!!!!August 18, 2016 – 6:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I would have to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies. ❤️August 18, 2016 – 6:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Beth - I would like to make bread & cookies of course! 🙂August 18, 2016 – 7:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Laura - Cookies, probably!August 18, 2016 – 11:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Maureen - I would love to make banana cake with cream cheese frosting. It is a favorite of my family.August 19, 2016 – 9:53 amReplyCancel

  • Angela Herrera - I will make banana pudding! Yum!August 19, 2016 – 1:08 pmReplyCancel

  • angela herrera - Oooh I’ll make stuffed bell peppers.August 19, 2016 – 1:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Congrats on the anniversary!! Love the giveaways, the apron o’s fantastic and who would not love a Marian blue KitchenAide mixer!!August 19, 2016 – 2:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Lulu F. - Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! Great giveaway!!August 19, 2016 – 3:45 pmReplyCancel

  • angela wolfe - We will probably bake pumpkin muffins or bars! It’s almost fall and pumpkin is a big favorite around here!August 19, 2016 – 7:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Beatriz O. - I would make carrot cake!August 20, 2016 – 7:07 amReplyCancel

  • Esther DeWaters - A pumpkin spice cakes with walnuts and cream cheese frosting! My family would be very, very happy.August 20, 2016 – 8:42 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer McWethy - My 10 YO daughter has recently become very interested in baking and cupcakes are her specialty. She would really enjoy this mixer!August 20, 2016 – 2:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Bethany - This is so exciting! Congrats on 5 years!August 20, 2016 – 6:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Shelly - Thank you so much for such an awesome giveaway!!August 22, 2016 – 7:34 amReplyCancel

  • Shelly - Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!August 22, 2016 – 7:39 amReplyCancel

  • Alice Doyle - Great give away! Congratulations on five years! Time for kindergarten!August 22, 2016 – 1:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Ludwig - Cheesecake!August 22, 2016 – 2:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Love that Marian blue!!August 22, 2016 – 10:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Maureen - I have to pick just one thing to make? It’ll probably be banana bread! I LOVE the decal!August 23, 2016 – 1:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Catherine Caminsky - Beautiful mixer! I love to make pastries and cookies!August 23, 2016 – 5:30 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I would bake chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for the giveaway!August 24, 2016 – 10:26 amReplyCancel

  • heidi - I would bake black forest cake, with big fat cherries and rich dark chocolate and ohmygoodness. Then i would invite my best friends (and guides to Christ) to have some with me. 🙂August 24, 2016 – 10:43 amReplyCancel

  • Barbara - I would bake my family’s favorite strawberry breadAugust 24, 2016 – 11:12 amReplyCancel

  • Victoria - Snickerdoodles with the girls just like my mom made with me; BTW thanks, Catholic Sistas for being with me as I came back to the Church several years ago<3August 24, 2016 – 12:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Clare - I would make the most scrumptious, gluten free, chocolate cake with chocolate icing.August 24, 2016 – 2:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Wilson - Can I be honest and say I have my eye on the lower prizes? lol With the Chick-Fil-A gift card I wouldn’t have to cook! lolAugust 24, 2016 – 7:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Christina Bolden - Definitely cookies!August 24, 2016 – 8:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Lorelei - The pancakes my daughter wanted for dinner!August 24, 2016 – 8:33 pmReplyCancel

  • michele - I’d bake some chocolate chip cookies for the family!! And then some banana bread…and then some brownies…and then some :0)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!August 24, 2016 – 8:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Darlene - I would make some yummy Hopi cookies and banana bread.August 25, 2016 – 12:39 amReplyCancel

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