Faith and Family

Day Fourteen: A Catholic Family Advent


Happy are those who saw you and were adorned with your love! For we also shall surely live.

— Sirach 48:11


There are so many blessings we receive during the Christmas season (not just the gifts, kids!). We often have the chance to reconnect with family and friends either face-to-face or through Christmas cards. We also tend to reach out to others in our community, our neighborhood, and our parish to share events taking place at this time of year. Take the time to stop and rejoice in the wonderful gift that these people are in your life.

Talk Together

What was the best Christmas present you ever received?


Dear Lord, thank you for the blessings of friends and family, who bring such joy and happiness to our lives.


Instead of buying wrapping paper for your presents, why not make your own? Take Kraft paper or butcher paper and let the kids decorate it with crayons, markers, paint, glitter, or stickers. You can also save the comic section from the Sunday newspaper, or paper bags from grocery and gift stores. Anything bright and colorful will do.

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