If you've been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church's liturgical year into your home and into your family, this is the book for you. If you have no idea what the liturgical calendar is, this still might be the book for you, if you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass, in every season, all year long.
Catholic blogger and mother of many, Kendra Tierney shares how her family incorporates traditional Catholic practices into today's family life throughout the Church yearfrom Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond. She provides ideas for stories, decorations, activities, and foods that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning. She also offers tips and tricks from her fifteen years in the Catholic mommy trenches on things like surviving bringing young children to Mass and saying a family Rosary.
Whether you're a convert or a revert, an expert theologian or a brand-new Catholic, a member of a big family or a little one, a stay-at-home or a working parent, you're sure to find ways to make your Catholic faith a memorable and meaningful part of your busy family life. And have fun doing it!
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About the Author
Kendra Tierney is a wife and a mother of nine children from newborn to teenager. She's a homeschooler and a regular schooler, and an enthusiastic amateur experimenter in the domestic arts. She writes the award-winning Catholic mommy blog Catholic All Year, is a regular contributor to Blessed Is She Ministries, and is the voice of liturgical living at Endow Ministries. She is the author of A Little Book about Confession for Children.
Table of Contents
1 Liturgical Living for Life 15
2 Advent 23
3 Christmas 83
4 Ordinary Time after the Baptism of the Lord 119
5 Lent 157
6 The Triduum 193
7 Easter 209
8 Ordinary Time after Pentecost 237
Appendix A Days of Fasting and Abstinence 313
Appendix B Indulgences 323
Appendix C The Canonization Process and Some Favorite Saints 331
Appendix D Quick Reference Guide to the Feasts in This Book 345
Index of Feast Days 357