A Guide for Confession: Tips For A Better Confession
May02

A Guide for Confession: Tips For A Better Confession

Confession, also known as the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation, is an important tradition in our Catholic Faith. After baptism, it is required that we claim forgiveness for wrongdoing by confessing our sins at church.
Through the powerful act of confessing our sins, we are reconciling ourselves with God and reconnecting with our church family. Confession heals our soul and lets us reclaim God’s grace.

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What is the Eucharist?
Apr25

What is the Eucharist?

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

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How To Measure For a First Communion Dress
Feb04

How To Measure For a First Communion Dress

A few things you will need to get properly measure for a first communion dress are a soft tape measure and have your daughter in tight fitting clothes.

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Catholic Weddings: The Dos and Don’ts
Jun24

Catholic Weddings: The Dos and Don’ts

As one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church, marriage is more than a legal contract; according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “The sacrament of matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church.” A marriage is sealed and strengthened by God’s love and is rooted in the divine plan of creation— the procreation and education of children in the faith.

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Why Do Catholics Baptize Babies?
Apr14

Why Do Catholics Baptize Babies?

Baptism is the pivotal first step we take in becoming initiated members of the Church. Along with communion and confirmation, baptism makes up the three sacraments of initiation. The Sacrament of Baptism is steeped in history, dating back to the time of Jesus, when He was baptized by John the Baptist.

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What’s In a Name? Choosing a Confirmation Name
Apr09

What’s In a Name? Choosing a Confirmation Name

Spring is a busy time in the Catholic Church; not only is it the season when we celebrate Easter, it’s also the season when the sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation are typically received. Those receiving Confirmation have gone through many months of instruction, reflection, and prayer.

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What is RCIA? Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Mar06

What is RCIA? Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” (Proverbs 8:17). There are 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, filling more than 221,700 parishes. Each year, many adults are called to join the Catholic faith. How does someone join the Catholic Church? Through a process called the RCIA.

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The 7 Best Gifts One Receives at Confirmation
Feb12

The 7 Best Gifts One Receives at Confirmation

Name the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit? Would you be able to name them?

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The Faithful Four – Jesus Mary Joseph Christopher
Feb10

The Faithful Four – Jesus Mary Joseph Christopher

The practice of wearing religious medals dates back to the 16th century when Pope St. Pius V began blessing medals containing the images of Jesus and Blessed Mary. As Catholics, wearing a medal is an outward expression of our faith. It tells the world, I am a follower of Christ.

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Top 6 Things to Consider for Your Daughter’s First Communion
Jan21

Top 6 Things to Consider for Your Daughter’s First Communion

Receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion is an important rite of passage in your daughter’s life. Like any special event, there are many things that need to get done before the big day. The months, weeks, and days before your daughter’s Communion are spent getting spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared. In addition to making sure your daughter understands the significance of receiving the Lord for the first time, you’ll...

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Measuring For A First Communion Dress – Infographic
Jan15

Measuring For A First Communion Dress – Infographic

With three simple measurements for Bust, Waist, and Length you’ll be able to select the correct size without worry.

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How to Choose a First Communion Dress
Jan15

How to Choose a First Communion Dress

Celebrating the sacrament of First Holy Communion is just that, a beautiful and memorable occasion highlighting the Holy Eucharist and becoming a full participant in the Church.  Along with the spiritual preparation come the other details of the day which include choosing a First Communion Dress and Accessories and coordinating the festivities after the church ceremony. I remember my own First Communion with fondness.  At school we...

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First Communion — A truly beautiful and spiritual gift.
Aug23

First Communion — A truly beautiful and spiritual gift.

“We received the smaller Baptism version for our daughter and thought it was such a pretty, prayerful, special gift we got it for our God daughter’s First Communion. A truly beautiful and spiritual gift. This will definitely remain a gift option for all our other God daughters.” First Communion Faux Pearl Rosary Bracelet What a pretty bracelet for a young girl! The bracelet is made with 5mm faux pearl beads and has...

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Getting Lassoed At Your Wedding–The History of the Wedding Lasso Rosary
Jun05

Getting Lassoed At Your Wedding–The History of the Wedding Lasso Rosary

Weddings are ceremonies steeped in tradition. When it comes to planning a wedding, many couples choose to incorporate customs into their religious ceremony that are unique to their culture. While weddings today have long abandoned ancient customs that were once popular (such as Roman brides wearing herbs under their veils as a symbol of fertility) many traditions remain.

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What to Buy For A Baptism – Here are some Ideal Gifts
Sep19

What to Buy For A Baptism – Here are some Ideal Gifts

You received an invitation to a baptism and you are wondering what to give as a baptism gift. We have great baptism gift ideas here at the Catholic Faith Store, come on over and take a look!

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Confirmation – Absorbed in His Presence
Apr13

Confirmation – Absorbed in His Presence

This is the Alleluia Season! Fifty days after Easter we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This is also considered the unofficial birthday of our Church. It is at this time that many parishes also celebrate Confirmation, as young people receive the Sacrament that brings them the special help of the Spirit. But it seems as so many times we miss the beauty and power of this holy season. So often we seem to just go...

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Preparing for First Communion
Apr01

Preparing for First Communion

I wrote a letter for my students as they prepare for First Communion. When my own children were preparing for the first reception of the Eucharist, I wrote something similar for them. It is my hope that parents and Sunday School teachers will copy this and give it to this year’s First Communion class. My dear children, Your first time to receive Jesus in the form of the Holy Eucharist will be happening soon. How wonderful! You will...

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