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No Saint Charm collection could ever be complete without St. Kateri Tekakwitha! Join Justina as she shows you how to create this amazing saint in honor of her up-coming feast day!
Is God a "He?" This is just one of the great questions that kids Isaac, John Joseph, Jacob, Hannah and Ben ask Theology Teacher and Author Jim Hogan.
Join this unique discussion about the Trinity that is brimming with catachetical gems and is a serious not-to-miss video! Teens and Adults will have so much to take away as well!
The Gift of Tongues. How do you feel when you read this? Are red flags popping up? Are you nodding in joy from the memory of a recent experience? Do you feel curious but unsure?
We all come from different backgrounds and from different charisms in the Church. This Gift of the Holy Spirit is, in my opinion, one of THE most misunderstood, and this is largely in part due to this fact. I hope you take a moment and share what the girls have to say in regards to this controversial, yet beautiful gift of the Holy Spirit. They researched what the Catholic Church actually teaches in regards to this topic, and have added experience on both ends of the spectrum as well. As an additional note, I would like to point out that both Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict were advocators for this gift, expressing often the need to be open to these charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, believing them to be vital to the expansion of the Church on earth in our present world.
Come Holy Spirit! Enkindle in us the fire of your love! :)
Now here is a MUST-HAVE for older kids and teens!!! As a mom, I was blown away at the accessibility that this "superhero" brings to deep catechetical teachings. I was more than impressed by the gems in "Letters from Captain Catholic," and I HIGHLY encourage families to take advantage of "Book One" of this amazing series.
Please be aware that several chapters cover sensitive topics not appropriate for younger kids, so I don't recommend buying the book and handing it off to them to read without checking it over first. That being said, the other chapters are more than appropriate for you to read to them. Each is a bite-sized "Letter" from Captain Catholic as a response to questions "he" has received from kids. They would make a great daily addition to your family religion program.
Enjoy this candid interview as Jim shares how he "met" Captain Catholic. You will also get a bonus reading of one of the letters and a sneak peak into his famous PEZ collection!
Yay! We have finally hit 300 subscribers...and we're moving upward quickly! :)
Thank you so much for all of the support from our viewers. As you might have guessed, being a YouTube creator in the Catholic family nitch is quite a challenging and daunting task. There have been many times when we have questioned whether or not to continue. Family life alone is naturally crazy, and keeping up with homeschooling, working, all of the kids' activities and ministry work doesn't leave much time for creating videos. It's not that we have a lessening in desire to create; it's just that time continues to be our greatest challenge.
The thing is, though, the ideas for more videos just keep coming. God is clearly telling us to continue, and your support and prayers motivate us to want to do more. So, please listen to some of the kids as they express their thanks as well. We praise God for His faithfulness and look forward to seeing what He has in store for us next!
Also, we are looking for ideas for what we should do when we reach the 500 subscriber mark. If any ideas come to mind, let us know in the comment section of the video!
May God truly bless you as we work together to spread the Catholic faith to the world!!
WANTED: SAINT COSTUME IDEAS
Soooo....two years ago many of you sent in your pictures of Saint Costumes to share with others trying to come up with ideas for All Saints Day and Halloween. Given our small database and the consistent detraction from YouTube of our subscribers and views, we were quite surprised to see that people really watched it...and quite a bit!
Well, fast forward two years later, we have substantially increased our database and would really like to create another video showcasing the creativity of our viewers. We would LOVE to share your amazing ideas!!
PLEASE don't hesitate to send us any pictures of your child's saint costumes, even if they were taken 10 years ago!
Check out John Joseph's "plea for pics". The due date is October 7th, so please take a second and send in your pictures ASAP. We truly can't wait to see them!!!
And, while you're at it, you can check out the video from two years ago as well. :)
Click HERE to submit your photos:
Humility is an incredible virtue, and one that we fully submit ourselves to in this video! Check out our many mistakes while creating our vlogs...in this new bloopers video!
(And don't worry...it's OK to laugh!)
May God bless us all in each of our own lessons in humility!
We've all heard a LOT about the gift of healing. Many still think that the Catholic Church doesn't support it. In truth, we were the FIRST to support and encourage this gift!
During the period of "Enlightenment," when man thought he knew more than God, this gift was one of the first to be suppressed throughout the common people, and eventually was reserved only for priests and religious. Sadly, it was the suppression of this great and widely used Gift of the Holy Spirit that became the downfall for many saints during this period. These beloved souls, whose connection with the Holy Spirit was so great that they were bestowed many gifts - including that of healing - were often tormented and ostracized for using them.
The lack of faith and understanding of these gifts continue to this day, although I am happy to report that great strides have been made to spread the truth and educate the laity on these topics. Happily, due to leaps of effort from many priests, sisters and lay people, and the working of the Holy Spirit Himself, the "common people" (you and I) are learning to accept and experience the fruits of these great gifts once again.
Everything said in this video is in complete submission to Church teaching...so please be assured when joining the girls in this discussion! :)
One of our most requested series to continue, this under-the-radar super hero is back to demonstrate that there is a scripture for every situation...even the peculiar!
Yes, it's comedic...but the goal is to motivate us to check out the scriptures for ourselves and get to know the Bible better!
(Just as a reminder, please feel free to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel to show YouTube that Catholic content is relative and desired in our culture today.) :)
God bless your day!
Well...the kids are back to school! Whether they are going to traditional or non-traditional school (like us as we homeschool), there are just some things that every kid needs in every grade level: erasers!!
How cool would it be to be reminded of Jesus' love for them throughout the day by using their very own, handmade Sacred Heart eraser?
In this clay tutorial, Justina will show them step-by-step how to make their own DIY erasers that change from ordinary to extraordinary!
(And they actually work!) Have fun, and may our children have a very blessed new school year!!
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