First Communion Gifts for Boys that Put Christ First

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First Communion season is upon us!

First Holy Communion is the most special occasion in a kiddo’s life.

It’s always a challenge to find a great, unique gift for a special occasion. In my opinion, first Communion gifts should center on Christ – who is the real focus of the day.

If you’re searching for a gift that’s going to be perfect for your young man, and will remind him of the Real Presence and his call to holiness, I have some great ideas for you.

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The Perfect First Communion Outfit for Your Daughter

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It’s first Communion Season! And you want your daughter to have the most special day when she receives Our Lord for the first time.

The outfit is not the most important part of the day, but it *is* important!

Your daughter should feel like a beautiful bride when she goes to meet Jesus the Bridegroom.

Here are my suggestions for a beautiful First Communion outfit, complete with veil and accessories, for your sweet little princess.

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Catholic Trivia – The Extraordinary Form

What do you know about the Extraordinary Form of the Mass?

Our family has been attending the Extraordinary Form for about a year now, and though we have learned so much – there’s still a lot to learn!

Whether you’ve never been to an EF Mass, you’re a newbie, or you’ve been attending for years, I think you will find this Trivia game to be fun and informative.

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Discover Your New Sunday Best from Marie Zelie!

This post is sponsored by Marie Zelie, who sent me an outfit in exchange for an honest review.

You know how much I love my jeans and Catholic-tees for daily, around the house wear.

But I also jump at any opportunity to get dressed up and fancy! I love putting together an outfit for a date night out with my husband, a feast day party, and especially for Sunday Mass.

Often though, even my dressy clothes are second-hand. They’re good enough for daily Mass, or ladies-night-out, but the well loved wear and use is evident.

That’s why I’m so excited to have a brand new outfit dedicated to dressing up for Jesus! My Sunday best just got a much needed update.

Marie Zelie sent me a blouse and skirt that make me feel beautiful, feminine, and classy.

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Confession

It’s no secret that kids (and adults!) can often struggle with the Sacrament of Confession.

There’s something so difficult about saying your sins out loud.

But at the same time, there’s something so beautiful and freeing about it, too! And this is what we want to teach our kids.

When you confess your sins to the priest, he has the power to absolve you (in persona Christi), and your sins are gone forever! And that’s a joy we want our kids to know and love.

So here are ten ways to prepare your kids to make a good confession – with hope and peace, and without fear!

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When You Don’t Really Like God’s Plan for Your Life

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I don’t always like God’s plans for my life.

I don’t always accept or understand redemptive suffering.

Whenever I hear the story of the mother in 2 Maccabees who “encouraged one another [her 7 sons] to die nobly” I’m perplexed (2 Maccabees 7).

Whenever I hear the story of St. Jose Sanchez del Rio, a young boy of 13 who went into battle and was martyred for Christ, a part of my heart recoils (Holy Heroes Glory Story).

It’s hard for me to accept redemptive suffering in my life:

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Do You Know Why Names are Important?

A funny phrase popped into my head recently: “The Theology of a Name.”

You might be wondering what I mean by that… and I’m not sure I really know either!

But the bottom line is: names are important.

But why do I say the “theology” of a name, instead of just the “importance” of a name? Because God reveals himself to us by name. The Father, the First Person of the Trinity: “I am.” The Son, the Second person of the Blessed Trinity: “Jesus.”

The more I think about the beauty and importance and power of his name, the more I think God is teaching us something about how names reveal the identity of the one named, and how this applies to each of us.

And that’s what I want to dig into a little bit, today!

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Catholic Trivia – Marian Apparitions

Mother Mary is beloved by many Catholics.

Often, Catholics may find themselves drawn to a particular Marian apparition. They may be devoted to the message, the miracles, or the practices requested by Our Lady.

Do you have a favorite Marian apparition?

Do you have an apparition you want to know more about?

You’ve come to the right place! I have a fun game for you today to test your knowledge about Marian apparitions, and to learn something new!

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