A huge thank you to everyone who sent in their Christmas Coloring contest picture. We received so many amazing entries and it was hard to choose just one winner from each category. Here are the three top picks! 

 

“Jesus is the reason for the season.” We hear this often and it couldn't be more true, however, sometimes it’s hard to know how to make it a reality in our own family. Thankfully, there are some practical ways to help stay focused on Christ during this Christmas season. Whether you need a reminder for yourself or for your family, here a few ideas for you to use. 

 

Grab your markers and a cup of hot chocolate, and have fun coloring this Christmas coloring page. When you're finished, email us a picture of it! We'll be picking a winner from three different age categories. The winners will receive free downloads for a Cat.Chat video episode on Generosity and the Cat.Chat Saint Coloring Book. (Just in time for Christmas) 🙂

 

During the Christmas season, there is no better gift you can give to your kids than for them to witness the joy of your married love. While you are planning your holidays, be sure to incorporate time together as a couple. Your marriage comes first, and you can’t let the kids have all the fun. 😄

Here are a few ideas that you can use to bless your spouse this Christmas! 

 

Advent is a beautiful time of anticipation and preparation. It's a great opportunity for families to be more intentional about spending time together. We encourage you to set aside one evening a week to do something that involves your whole family. We've included three fun activities you can do during these weeks before Christmas. 

 

We received so many awesome entries for the All Saints Day Coloring contest. There were three different age categories and we are excited to announce the winner from each one. 

  

On your wedding day, when you said your vows at the altar, there was absolutely no way of knowing what God would have in store for you and your spouse. You gave your yes recognizing that there would be both joys and hardships, but that you would weather everything with someone by your side. 

Now the years have passed, and maybe it’s become harder to find the joy in marriage amidst the chaos of raising a family. Perhaps it’s been more difficult for you and your spouse to spend time together and feel connected in your relationship. 

We totally understand that finding time to spend together as a couple can be a challenge, but we also know how important it is for you and your spouse to make your relationship a top priority! Your marriage is the foundation of your family, and there is no better gift you can give to your kids than for them to witness the joy of your married love. That's why we thought we might provide a few fun and simple things you can do to connect with your spouse.

 

Looking for ideas on how to transform your parish hall or school gym into an amazing Wilderness Adventure? Here are a few ideas and pictures to get you started! If you have any pictures of your Wilderness VBS, we'd love to see them! Email them to us and they might get added to this blog and our VBS Pinterest account. 

 

As parents, we have the difficult yet beautiful task of raising children for the kingdom of God. Every day is filled with its own set of joys and challenges, accompanied of course by the hundreds of questions that each child seems to ask.

I think for most of us, the thought of having to talk to our kids about tough moral issues like abortion and euthanasia sends momentary panic through our system. It’s hard to imagine what we would say to our six year old about topics that they shouldn't even be thinking about, and yet the culture we live in makes it almost unavoidable. We want our children to be raised in the truth of what the Church teaches, and that is why we as parents need to be prepared to have these important discussions with our kids.

Here are a few things to remember when discussing tough moral issues with young children:

 VBS games

 

Have you been searching for the perfect game to play at your youth group, birthday party, or school retreat? We know the challenge of trying to find games that are "kid approved" and yet teach them something about the faith at the same time. We decided to choose some of our favorite games from our VBS programs for you to use at your next event. After all, we want the kids to have a "super fun and totally awesome" experience! 

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