Gregorian Chant for Christmas

If you’re ready to prepare for the beautiful liturgical season of Christmastide by learning traditional chants for this time, you’re in the right place. It’s never to early to begin practicing these chants, keeping a good Advent season the meanwhile! (Speaking of which–for Advent chants, please go here.) The chants for Christmas clearly inspired the…

Tomorrow is “St. Distaff’s Day”

Ha ha ha! As if we Catholics didn’t have a tradition wealthy with Saints’ days and feasts, we also have a “made-up” saint’s day as well for the transition back to the normal routine after Christmas: January 7 is “St. Distaff’s” Day, or Roc/Rock Day, both names called after the tool women used when spinning. Long…

3 Kings Epiphany Crafts

One of my favorite websites for finding projects related to the Church Year, Catholic Icing has many ideas for getting children excited about celebrating Epiphany. Go to Catholic Icing if you have young children and you’d like to do crafts this weekend to celebrate Epiphany: Lacy Rabideau is a whiz at craft ideas and creations: 3 Kings Epiphany Crafts. (On…

To Do List: Epiphany

Epiphany is coming! This nowadays-rather-neglected feast is truly an essential part of the Christmas Season and it begins the New Year in a joyful, sacred manner. Be sure to celebrate Epiphany this year, and if you haven’t before you will especially enjoy the riches of the Church’s traditions for this time.      To Do Today, Dec. 31:…