Being Catholic {St. Simeon’s Feast Day}

When we were learning about John’s patron saint, Simeon, during his confirmation preparation, we decided that we would celebrate his feast day at home each year. This wasn’t something I did growing up, but we love to eat, we love to celebrate, and I thought it would be a nice way to “remember” our patron… Read More

Being Catholic {John’s Sacrament of Confirmation}

On a blustery afternoon at the end of last month, John celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. It was a beautiful and memorable mass, celebrated by our parish priest and Archbishop Hartmayer. Having a pew overflowing with John’s loved ones, particularly after the last eighteen months, was a feeling I will carry with me for a… Read More

The Word of the Lord {Printable Teen Scripture Reference Guide}

John attends a weekly youth group meeting and confirmation prep at church. He carried home a wonderful scripture reference guide a couple of weeks ago. I finally sat down and put everything into a smaller, two sided page that fits inside his bible. The page covers a variety of topics relevant to teens and I… Read More