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Pope Watch 2013 (FREE Copywork Printable)

The Conclave begins tomorrow! Hopefully the Holy See will no longer be “Sede vacante” and the triple tiara will return to the Vatican’s Coat of Arms soon.

Since Rome is a good 6 hours ahead of our time zone, our little ones will not be viewing the start of the Conclave, but my husband and I are all set to have our own little Conclave Party around 1 AM!

Needless to say, our family is quite excited about this once in a lifetime event! Both my husband and I grew up under Blessed Pope John Paul II’s regin, experiencing our first Papal Conclave as still-somewhat-newlyweds when our oldest daughter was just shy of one year old. Now, with our oldest just shy of nine years old, with younger brother and sister close behind, we are thrilled to be sharing this amazing time within the church with our children.

Of course, the children are all concerned with keeping a close eye on the Sistine Chapel chimney throughout the coming days.  It is tradition that white smoke will emit from the Sistine Chapel chimney when the new Pope is elected, with the Dean of the College of Cardinals then declaring that “Habemus Papam! We have a Pope!” from the balcony.

In anticipation of this announcement, and to seize my children’s enthusiasm, I have created a little copywork sheet to keep at the ready.

Papal Announcement Copywork ScreenShot

You can snag a copy to have handy.
Just click the image above to print without the copyright watermark.

Two sheets, one in Latin and one in English, will be printed off and waiting for the coming historic culmination within the Church.

In addition to waiting to fill in our copywork sheet, we will be eagerly awaiting a text/email from PopeAlarm and continue to pray for our  adopted Cardinal, while we begin praying a Novena for the Conclave!



Heavenly Father, we pray in union with the whole Church for the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Cardinals. May the Princes of the Church listen attentively to Your Spirit during the conclave.

Almighty God, we pray that the conclave brings us a Pope who pleases You by guiding Your Church to grow in faithfulness to You. We pray together with the intercession of our Mother Mary and all the Saints. Please Lord, protect and guide your Church during this time of transition.



Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Copywork (FREE Printable)

Tomorrow marks the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord where we recall how Jesus “Our divine Redeemer, being in Galilee about a year before His sacred Passion, took with him St. Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, Sts. James and John, and led them to a retired mountain. Tradition assures us that this was Mount Thabor, which is exceedingly high and beautiful, and was anciently covered with green trees and shrubs, and was very fruitful. It rises something like a sugar-loaf, in a vast plain in the middle of Galilee. This was the place in which the Man-God appeared in His glory.” ~ Catholic Culture

It was upon Mt Tabor that a cloud appeared, casting a shadow over them, that  a voice said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” ~ Matthew 17: 5

Feast of Transfiuration Copywork ScreenShot

To help my children remember this instruction, I’ve created a simple copywork worksheet with Matthew’s verse to add to tomorrow’s handwriting lesson.

You can share the page with your children, too. Just click the image to print without the copyright watermark.

Be sure to come on back tomorrow to see how our family celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord in our Domestic Church!

Saint Patrick and His Pot of Gold (FREE Printable)

Aside from the blessed trinity shamrock, leprechauns,  pots of gold and rainbows are all associated with the Feast of St. Patrick. Embracing the many myths and lore that surround this day, our family will be celebrating the life and works of St. Patrick this year with a little twist!


Come March 17, my children will be shocked to find they will be able to get their little hands on a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! But instead of finding plain old gold coins, they will discover coins bearing the image of St. Patrick awaiting them!


With a little help from some double sided tape , a 1 inch circle punch, and ordinary chocolate gold coins, 8 different images of Saint Patrick will be printed and adhered to transform the coins before they make their way to the end of the rainbow.


There’s also eight other images of Celtic crosses, trinity shamrocks, flag of Ireland, and a good old St Patrick’s Day rainbow that can also be used to fill up the pot.


Would you like to be lucky, too?

st pat coin covers

Just click the image to print without the copyright watermark and you and your children can find Saint Patrick at the end of the rainbow this year, too!


Searching for ways to celebrate the life and works of Saint Patrick? Check out this free printable Blessed Trinity Shamrock cut-and-paste craft and how we celebrated the Feast of Saint Patrick last year! It’s never to early to plan for March 17!

Feast of St. Agnes Lamb Craft and Prayer Card (Printable)

Since the Feast of St. Agnes is just a few days away, (even though our family will not be honoring the virgin martyr until Saturday, January 21), I thought I would share our planned craft in hopes that it would benefit all of you.


Throughout much of history and art, St. Agnes has often been depicted cradling a lamb in her arms since her name resembles the Latin word for lamb, “agnus” and to also hint as to the method in which she was martyred.

Exploiting this customary illustration, I set out to create a lamb template and prayer card for my little ones to each craft their very own St. Agnes’ Lamb Prayer Card Holder.


Isn’t it adorable?

I fist saw this Family Fun craft over at Catholic Icing, but thought that a template would be much easier for my toddler son, and that it would be a help to all of your Domestic Churches.

So, here you go:

Free to print with a short biography and assembly instructions, just add glue, cotton balls and a couple of clothes pins.

Now you are all set to honor this great saint by crafting your very own St. Agnes’ Lamb Prayer Card Holder just in time for Saturday!

Happy New Church Year!

The beginning of Advent also marks the beginning of a New Liturgical Year in the Church. We will be celebrating with a party this evening, but first the children wanted to share their party hats!


You can make one, too! Just print out the templates and adhere them to your own party hat!

Happy New Church Year!