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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

By Colleen Pressprich

Sts. Peter and Paul are arguably two of the most well-known and influential saints in the Catholic Church. So why do they share the same feast day on June 29?

Let’s take a look at who these two men were, why they are important, and why the Church has chosen to celebrate them together.

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Celebrating St. Joseph's Feast Day

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Celebrating St. Joseph's Feast Day

By Colleen Pressprich

St. Joseph is celebrated during many feast days throughout the year, but the most important one happens on March 19th. Here’s what you need to know to celebrate this great day.

Some Important Facts About Joseph

Joseph was the foster father of Jesus. A carpenter by trade, he supported and protected the Holy Family throughout Jesus’ childhood, including during the family’s flight and exile into Egypt. He is written about in the Gospels as a righteous man of strong faith. In fact, in the Gospel of Matthew, there are four instances where an angel appears to Joseph to relay God’s message for the Holy Family to him.

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Explaining Purgatory to Children

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Explaining Purgatory to Children

By Colleen Pressprich

November is the month that we as Catholics set aside to pray for the dead. More specifically, we are praying for the souls in Purgatory. It’s a word that most, if not all, Catholics are familiar with, but one that some might be hard-pressed to explain, especially to children.

Here’s some information that might help you to teach your children about this very important doctrine:

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

By Anne Metz

Did you know Pope Francis declared 2021 the “Year of St. Joseph?” Did you also know that St. Joseph’s Feast Day is March 19th? This is the perfect time to learn more about St. Joseph as a family, and we have some fun, creative ways for you to do just that! Learn about St. Joe using the 5 senses! These activities not only help your family learn about the stepfather of Jesus, but also help little ones learn about the 5 senses.

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Celebrating the New Year as a Catholic Family

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Celebrating the New Year as a Catholic Family

By Lindsay Schlegel

Being in the world but not of the world means honoring civil holidays, while keeping our hearts—and our families—centered on Christ. New Year’s Eve may seem like a holiday that doesn’t have much appeal for young families like mine, who have bedtimes well before the ball drops. But really, this day is a great opportunity for fostering family unity.

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