Sunday, July 30, 2023

St. Philomena Block Print, Prayer Cards, and Coloring Page

Last summer I made this little print to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Philomena which is coming up on August 11th. We know so little of her life, but because of her holy martyr’s death, we remember and honor her still today. Philomena is the patron Saint of my school and her feast day is also my baptism anniversary- which I see as a little hint that maybe she’s been praying for me longer than I ever realized. ❤️⚓️­čî┐
This block carving was first time I’ve made a multi color print using a puzzle technique. Here's a link to watch a process video making the print, and copies of the print are available to you below!

-prayer cards in color or black/white

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Catholic Bulletin Board Collection

Of all the things that I have posted here on the blog and social media over the years, the one topic remains consistently the most popular is bulletin boards. I happen to find them an enjoyable creative outlet, but I know that they are not exactly everyone's favorite task :)

I've gotten better about taking more photos of bulletin boards and creating displays that are more easily replicated, as well as designing printables for you. I have more bulletin boards and displays shared on Instagram, and here on the blog you can find posts under this tag, but decided to do a quick round up post to help during back to school season!

Click on any of the images below to go to a post with more details. Titles with an * indicate that I've made some type of printables to speed up the process for you!

Eucharist Bulletin Board*

Be Saints (Athlete Saints)*

Notes from Our Lady*

Archangels Bulletin Board*

Saint Pennants*

Easy Divine Mercy Bulletin Board

Mentors to Saints*

Fulton Sheen Chalkboard and JMJ signs*

AMDG Banner & Quotes*

Waiting for Jesus Advent Bulletin Board*

Open Wide the Doors to Christ

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

Saint Polaroids

Saint Library

JP2 Says (this was on my door and I just kept adding quotes!)

Lent & San Damiano Cross

Lent Notes from the Saints (Check out #notesfromthesaints to see a whole collection of Saint quotes on this bulletin board)

Sweeter Than Honey (Psalm 119:103)*

Pentecost Self Portraits

Mother Teresa Small Pencil*

Catholic Schools Week/Celebrating Catholic Schools

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Display*

Jesus in the Eucharist*

Blessed Sacrament & Sheen Quote

St. Joseph Shrines

Brown Scapular Bulletin Board

The Bark of St. Peter*

Built on the Rock*

Classroom Jobs/Have a Servant's Heart

Give Thanks to the Lord*

Soldiers of Christ*

My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Soaring for Wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)

Marian Apparitions

The Cross is the School of Love

Life with Christ is a Wonderful Adventure (With Pilgrimage Postcards*)

Virtuous Goals

Friday, July 28, 2023

August Radiant Roundup: Resources for the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Philomena, St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Assumption & Coronation, Back to School, and More!

August: The Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Marian Medallion Circle Stickers* (print, color, and add to your new back-to-school folders and notebooks! These fit on 3" circle sticker labels, or you can print on full sheet label stickers and cut out, or just print on your favorite paper and glue/tape on!)
Immaculate Heart of Mary Coloring Pages* 
Immaculate Heart of Mary and Hail Holy Queen Prayer Cards*
Immaculate Heart of Mary Block Carving Print*
Holy Family Hearts Coloring Pages and Prayer Cards* 
St. John Vianney: August 4th
St. John Vianney Mini Study (Google Classroom Ready)

The Transfiguration: August 6th

St. Philomena: August 11th

St. Maximilian Kolbe: August 14th
Teaching about St. Maximilian Kolbe* (Cross curricular literature, writing, spelling, art, religion, and research unit) (4th-6th)

Assumption of Mary: August 15th
Queenship of Mary: August 22nd 

This activity incorporates art, quotes from Scripture and the catechism, a couple short videos, and a set of worksheets to show the differences and similarities between the Ascension and the Assumption.
If you missed out on crowing Mary in May (or just love honoring Our Lady!), making a little Marian shine is a perfect way to celebrate her Assumption and Coronation! You also can crown your own statue of Mary with flowers or a homemade crown, and then pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary or sing a Marian Hymn.

St. Bartholomew: August 24th

Our Lady of Cz─Östochowa: August 26th

Back to School

Print.Cut.Pray. Prayer Card ebook* (K-8th) Over 100 prayer cards and mini books
Little Prayer Books (K-8th) Storage solution for prayer cards
Favorite Prayers Printable Mini Book*

Bulletin Board Collection

August Books for Catholic Kids
Click here for a list of great books for Catholic kids for the feast days throughout the month of August.