The fall we began GIFT (Growing In Faith Together), I explained to our priest about all the different aspects of GIFT and how I planned to slowly introduce them because it was overwhelming for me to think about them all right now. I said it would be good the first … [Read more...] about Prayer Rings: Memorizing Prayers is Important
Welcome to Joyful Catholic Families!
UPDATE: The Rosary Prayer Ring is now available in Spanish! Praying the rosary as a family. What a daunting thought for most parents! As I have worked with families, I have learned that many parents remember praying the rosary but have forgotten how to pray it so … [Read more...] about Praying the Rosary Made Simple – for Children and Adults!
UPDATE: The Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer ring is now available in Spanish! Many people have never heard of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. And, if they have heard of it, they don't know what it is or how to pray it. As I thought about how to teach the chaplet to families, I … [Read more...] about Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayer Ring: A Simple Way to Learn to Pray the Chaplet
The decade rosary made out of paper is a way for kids to be up and moving while praying. And, best of all, it is super simple. To make the floor decade rosary you will need 7 sheets of cardstock or construction paper. Put a heart on one of the sheets of cardstock or … [Read more...] about Praying the Rosary with Preschoolers: A Floor Decade Rosary
Preschool children. Rosary. Prayerful. It doesn’t seem like those words can possibly belong together. Yet, praying the rosary with preschool children is not only possible, it can also be prayerful! Last fall I did a Little Lambs’ class on the rosary. We … [Read more...] about An Easy-to-Make Decade Rosary for Preschool Children