Free printable Catholic Advent O Antiphons prayers, crafts count down to Christmas

Advent, a penitential season in Catholic and Orthodox Christian churches, begins four weeks before Christmas. During that time, the faithful pray, give alms, fast and perform acts of sacrifice. It's a lesser Lent. Starting Dec. 17, says Benet Vision, the church counts down the last week till the Octave of Christmas, praying the Magnificat or O Antiphons (names for Jesus) litanyPrintable Catholic Advent O Antiphons prayers, crafts count down to Christmas


Free printable Advent calendars for Christmas countdown

 Advent is the Catholic Christian season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, prior to Christmas, Catholics practice advent values prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each week focuses on hope, expectation and joy. Here are free printable advent calendars for kids to make, to guide advent to Christmas devotions.Free printable Advent calendars for Christmas countdown - Grand Rapids Holidays |

Free printable Thanksgiving greeting cards, invitations, coloring pages children can make

Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and party doesn't need to be costly. You can throw a great Thanksgiving celebration that's green and cheap. Here's one tip: send free printable Thanksgiving greeting cards and invitations. Here are free Christian, religious and secular Thanksgiving cards to print. Free printable Thanksgiving greeting cards, invitations, coloring pages

Bible character Halloween costumes for All Saints Day Pageants

Halloween is celebrated different ways. Some get into the ghoulish. Others trick-or-treat but avoid the spookier aspects. Some celebrate church harvest festivals. Catholics observe All Saint's Day (Halloween means All Hallows Eve, a pre-holy day pagan bacchanalia). Here are Bible, Torah and saints Halloween costume ideas for Jewish, Christian or Catholic All Saints' Day parties.Bible character Halloween costumes for All Saints Day - Grand Rapids Holidays |


Free Printable Catholic Saints and Bible Character Coloring Pages

 Catholics celebrate several religious days, referred to as Holy Days. Based on the Bible, these days center around an event in the life of Jesus or His Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. Holy Days are All Saints Day (Nov. 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Christmas (preceded by the holy season of Advent), Solemnity of Mary (Jan 1), Ash Wednesday (movable feast which kicks of the holy season of Lent and leads up to Easter), Ascension Thursday (movable feast) and the Assumption of Mary (August 15).  Free Printable Catholic Saints and Christian Bible Coloring Pages - Bubblews

Free Printable Day of the Dead Lesson Plans to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - Bubblews

Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, originated as a pagan celebration preceding the Catholic church's observance of All Saints Day (a holy day honoring canonized saints) on November 1. It is followed by All Souls Day on November 2 which remembers the beloved dead.Day of the Dead Lesson Plans and Printable Activities to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos


Free Printable First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Baptism Cards and Invitations

If you're like me, you get invited to a lot of celebrations where gifts are required. There are secular ones--graduation, retirement, birthdays--and religious ones--holidays, first communion, baptism, weddings. Don't get me wrong, I love giving gifts, but costs do add up. So I use free printable greeting cards to save money. Going to a Catholic or Christian special event? Here are printable cards. Throwing a first communion open house, confirmation open house, All Saints Day party? Here are free printable invitations too. You'll find printable holiday, wedding, bridal and baby shower and birthday cards, as well. Frugal mama says save what you'd spend on cards and use on the gift. And don't feel you have to overdo it on presents either. Religious celebrations are supposed to be spiritual events not gift blow-outs. Free Printable First Holy Communion Cards and Invitations

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