The Prayer Before Meals and the Prayer After Meals are both good to remember to pray. They help us to keep our focus on God and His providing for us. Image of a family around the table praying together.
Prayers

Prayer Before Meals and Prayer After Meals

Prayer Before Meals Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ, our Lord. Amen.   Prayer After Meals We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen. May the souls of the faithfully departed,… Continue reading Prayer Before Meals and Prayer After Meals

Do you know how to create a chore chart? The best chore chart for your family is the one you use! Follow these simple steps to create one for your family. Image of a chore chart titled Blessing our Home Chore Chart form Blessed catholic Mom.
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How to Create a Family Chore Chart

What chore am I on this week? I have heard that question from our kids many times before! Do you wonder how to create a chore chart for your family that will actually work? Have no fear. I will share with you what we have done that has worked well for our family over the… Continue reading How to Create a Family Chore Chart

By praying a Morning Offering each day, we offer our day to God. We put Him in the forefront of our mind and set the tone for our day to be focused on and offered for Him. Image of two open hands together held out in a gesture of offering.
Prayers

Morning Offering

Morning Offering Oh my God, I offer You every thought and word and act of today. Please bless me, my God, and make me good today. Amen. By praying a Morning Offering each day, we offer our day to God. We put Him in the forefront of our mind and set the tone for our… Continue reading Morning Offering

The saints are our friends. More than our friends, they are our family in Christ. We can ask them to pray for us. Image of a stained glass window of John the Baptist.
Faith

The Saints are our Friends in Christ

Do you have a friend in Heaven? One that is always there for you who you can call on at any time and KNOW he or she will listen to you, pray for you, and come to your aid? The saints are our friends. More than our friends, they are our family in Christ. As… Continue reading The Saints are our Friends in Christ

The Act of Contrition is a prayer where we throw ourselves on Jesus' mercy. We tell Him of our sorrow in sinning, ask for His forgiveness and for His help. Image of a woman sitting with her head against her clasped hands as if in prayer.
Prayers

Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition   Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to… Continue reading Act of Contrition

As we pray the Apostles' Creed, we identify and profess what we believe about God and our Catholic faith. Image of a cross with the sun shining behind it in a blue sky with some white clouds.
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The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day, he… Continue reading The Apostles’ Creed

Parenting is on the job training. We trust that God gave our children to us for a reason. We can learn from each other and help each other grow. Image of a child walking between Mom and Dad, holding their hands.
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Parenting is on the Job Training

Whenever someone asks my husband and me how we manage as parents, my husband tells them, "I kept waiting for the manual to come after each one was born, but it never did." Sometimes it feels like we are on our own as parents. Well, that is not entirely true. We have much advice (whether… Continue reading Parenting is on the Job Training

The Glory Be is a prayer that expresses our belief in the Blessed Trinity: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit-three Persons in One God. Graphic image of a crown, an open Bible, and a dove: symbols for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Prayers

Glory Be

Glory Be Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. The Glory Be is a prayer that expresses our belief in the Blessed Trinity: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit-three Persons in… Continue reading Glory Be

Celebrating Advent can be quite simple: we can chose to limit the secular focus of Christmas and spend some time spiritually preparing our hearts for Jesus. One way to do this is to set up a nativity scene. Image of a nativity scene. Celebrating Advent title on top and Blessed Catholic Mom logo on bottom.
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Celebrating Advent

"Are you ready for Christmas?" How do you respond when you hear that question? "I am so far behind. I have so many things to do!" Or, "Not yet! We are still in the Advent season. I am still preparing." I think the question boils down to: are we getting ourselves ready for Christmas, or are… Continue reading Celebrating Advent

The Hail Mary prayer uses words from the Bible. When we pray it we echo the Archangel Gabriel's and Elizabeth's words. We also ask Mary to pray for us. Image of a statue of Mary in a church, her arms outstretched towards us.
Prayers

Hail Mary

Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. The Hail Mary prayer uses words from the Bible. When we pray… Continue reading Hail Mary