December 31 - Feast of the Holy Family

Resources for Feast of the Holy Family

Coloring Pages
Holy Family Coloring Page (SJTB)
Holy Family Coloring Page (SJTB)

Activities
Make a homemade nativity set - Ideas at Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Pray for Us!



December 28 - St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170), London

St. Thomas Becket
Murdered in the Cathedral
Resources for St. Thomas Becket

Coloring Pages
St. Thomas Becket Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day - St. Thomas Becket (Franciscan Media)

Video
Murder in the Cathedral - King Henry II and Thomas Becket, 7 min

Movies
Becket (1964), full movie on Youtube, 2 hrs 22 min
Death in the Cathedral (1951), full movie on Youtube, 1 hr 54 min

Interesting
T.S. Eliot wrote Murder in the Cathedral, a verse drama first performed in 1935, that portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170

December 28 - St. Gaspar de Bufalo (1786-1837), Rome

St. Gaspar de Bufalo
Resources for St. Gaspar de Bufalo
Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood

Book
Book Footsteps of the Saints Level 2-4th/5th grade Stepping Stones to Heaven: A Story of St. Gaspar de Bufalo

St. Gaspar, Pray for Us!

December 28 - Feast of the Holy Innocents (1 AD)

Resources for the Feast of the Holy Innocents - "Childermas"
4th Day of Christmas

Coloring Page
Massacre of the Innocents Coloring Page (Super Coloring)

Novenas
** Novena to the Magi in Anticipation of the Epiphany begins today**
Christmas Novena to the Holy Innocents, begin Dec. 20

Activities
Song - "The Coventry Carol" concerns the slaughter of the innocents
Allow the youngest child "rule the day"
Ideas from Catholic Culture
Ideas from FishEaters
Donate to a Crisis Pregnancy Center

O Holy Innocents, in the name of Jesus, for whom your blood was shed, pray for us!

December 27 - St. John the Apostle & Evangelist (6 - 99), Galilee / Roman Empire

Resources for St. John the Apostle
3rd Day of Christmas

Coloring Pages
St. John the Evangelist Coloring Page (Super Coloring)
St. James and John Coloring Page (Bible Printables)
St. John the Evangelist and Angel (St. Anne's Helper)
St. John at the Cross (St. Anne's Helper)

Video
St. John the Apostle Part 1 & St. John the Apostle Part 2 (Stories of Saints for Kids by Christian Kids TV)

Books
Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade - A Story of St. John the Apostle

St. John, Pray for Us!

December 26 - St. Stephen (?-36), Jerusalem/Judaea/Roman Empire

Resources for St. Stephen - Martyr
2nd Day of Christmas

Coloring Pages
St. Stephen Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Stephen Coloring Page (Super Coloring)
St. Stephen Stoned to Death Coloring Page (Super Coloring)
St. Stephen Prayed while being Stoned to Death Coloring Page (Super Coloring)
Coloring -"W" is for Wenceslaus (Saints to Color)
King Wenceslaus Coloring (Family Feast and Furia)

Videos
Stephen - Acts 6-7 (Sharefaith Worship Resources, 4 min)
Comic - The Stoning of Stephen (Isaac Rai, 7 min) *note: calls for Sinners prayer to be prayed at the end

Books
Book Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade - A Story of St. Stephen
St. Joseph Picture Book of Saints Part 1 (#295)  has a St. Stephen page

Song
Good King Wenceslaus Christmas Carol (Youtube, Villanico)

Activity
Buy or Make Rock Candy (Catholic Inspired)

St. Stephen, Pray for Us!

December 25 - Feast of the Nativity / Christmas

Resources for Christmas / Nativity
Holy Day of Obligation
1st Day of Christmas

Coloring Pages
Advent Wreath (The Catholic Kid)
On Way to Bethl Color (The Catholic Kid)
Angels to Shepherds (The Catholic Kid)
Nativity Color (SJTB)

Videos
Nativity/Christmas Story (animated, 27 min)
Jesus, He Lived Among Us (animated 90 min)
Jesus, A Kingdom without Frontiers (animated/Mondo TV, 90 min)
Jesus Christ's Life Story (animated 2 hrs)

Christmas Movies - Full List Here

December 22 - St. Frances Cabrini (1850-1917), Chicago, USA

St. Francis Cabrini
Resources for St. Frances Cabrini "Mother Cabrini"
First US Saint!

Coloring Pages
St. Francis Cabrini Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
Story Book & Coloring Book: Catholic Story Coloring Book 

Books
Book Footsteps of the Saints L2-4th/5th gr To The Ends of the Earth: A Story of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Catholic Story Coloring Book
Vision Book: Mother Carbrini Missionary to the World
Pauline Book Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: Cechina’s Dream, age 8-12 

Video
Documentary - St. Francis Cabrini (Catholic Online, 4 min)

St. Francis Cabrini, Pray for Us!

December 21 - St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597), Holland

St. Peter Canisius
Resources for St. Peter Canisius
Jesuit

Video
Video St. Peter Canisius (Apostleship of Prayer)

Audio

Books
St. Peter Canisius Book Footsteps of the Saints Level 3-Jr. High Watching on the Rhone 

Cartoon: Saint Fun Facts
St. Peter Canisius, Pray for Us!

December 21 - St. Thomas, the Apostle (?-72), Galilee/Rome

Resources for St. Thomas, the Apostle

Coloring Pages
St. Thomas Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)
St. Thomas Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Books

St. Thomas, the Apostle, Pray for Us!

December 17 - 23: O Antiphons of Advent

O Antiphons for Advent

Antiphons *  Copywork Pages *  Coloring Pages  *  Prayers  *  Videos


December 17

O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!

    Copywork - manuscript    cursive
    Creation Coloring Page

December 18

O Leader of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!

    Copywork - manuscript     cursive
    Moses on Mt. Sinai Coloring Page

December 19

O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!

    Copywork - manuscript    cursive
    Root of Jesse Coloring Page

December 20

O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!

    Copywork - manuscript  cursive
    Heaven's Gate Coloring Page 1
    Heaven's Gate Coloring Page 2

December 21

O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the
shadow of death.

    Copywork - manuscript  cursive
    Sunrise Coloring Page

December 22

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church:
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!

    Copywork - manuscript  cursive
    Jesus is King Coloring Page

December 23

O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!

    Copywork - manuscript  cursive
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel Coloring Page

—From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers

Additional Resources
- Holy Heroes kids explain
- Video About
Family Prayer Service - A short daily prayer service, adding Scripture and Reflection to the Antiphons
Chants, Sheet Music and Readings
Listen (Latin) to the Chants  - Listen 2 (Latin)




December 14 - St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), Avila Spain

Resources for St. John of the Cross
Spiritual Director & Confessor to St. Teresa of Avila

Coloring Pages
St. John of the Cross Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Video
Documentary Video (Catholic Online, 4 min)

Audio
Saint of the Day - St. John of the Cross (Franciscan Media) 

St. John of the Cross, Pray for Us!

December 13 - St. Lucy (?-304)

Resources for St. Lucy
martyr, brought food and aid to those hiding in the catacombs
widely celebrated in Scandanavia

Coloring Pages
Color (Schola Rosa)
Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day - St. Lucy (Franciscan Media)

Video
Holy Heroes Advent Adventure - St. Lucy, 3 min
Documentary Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

Books
Book Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade

Activities/Projects
Wake up in the morning and serve St. Lucia Buns (w/ saffron) (Simply Recipes)
Make a St. Lucia Crown w/Candles (Nourishing Joy)
Make a homemade St. Lucia Crown, print, color and cut-out (Shower of Roses)
Make a homemade St. Lucia Crown, print and cut-out (The House that Lars Built)
Drive around and look at Christmas lights

St. Lucy, pray for us!

December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (1531), Guadalupe/Mexico

Resources for The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Coloring Pages
Color (The Catholic Kid)
Color (SJTB)
Color-Juan w Tilma (Coloring Saints)
Color- Juan w OLG (Catholic Playground)
Color – OLG (Catholic Playground)
Story Book & Coloring Book -> Catholic Story Coloring Book

Video - DVD
-DVD CCC Video Juan Diego Messenger of Guadalupe
-FREE Excerpt from CCC Video on youtube

Video - Documentary
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Online, 3 min)
Explanation of the Image - many, MANY miraculous points! (vaticancatholic.com, 18 min)

Audio
The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini and St.Juan Diego - Holy Heroes Audio Vol 1

Books
-Book Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade
-Pauline Book Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, age 8-12 
-Catholic Story Coloring Book

Activity
-Plan a Mexican Meal
-Eat tamales
-Make paper roses directions w/ ez printout  youtube video
-Make a church for Mary out of legos
-Perform this play (from Catholic Family Celebrations)
-Complete and use the pinata you started on the Feast of St. Juan Diego (Dec. 9)

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!




December 9 - St. Juan Diego (1474-1548), Guadalupe/Mexico

Resources for St. Juan Diego

Coloring Pages
St. Juan Diego Coloring Page-Juan w Tilma (Coloring Saints)
St. Juan Diego Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

BOOK/COLORING BOOK Catholic Story Coloring Book

Video - DVD
DVD CCC Video Juan Diego Messenger of Guadalupe 

Video - Documentary
St. Juan Diego (Catholic Online, 4 min)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Books
Pauline Book Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, ages 8-12 
In the Footsteps of the Saints A Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Level 1/2nd-3rd grade
Catholic Story Coloring Book

Activity
Start a pinata (idea from Catholic Family Celebrations), as it takes a little time to make/dry/paint, it will be ready for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

December 9 - Ven. Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), USA

Resources for Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

Coloring Pages
Fulton J. Sheet Quote on Humility / Coloring Page (Look at Him and be Radiant)

Video - Documentary
The Life of Fulton Sheen - Animated (Caflicks, 4 min) - mediocre video but good info

** All things (whole lesson plan - teaching, activities, etc.) Fulton Sheen by Look at Him and be Radiant ** -> SERIOUSLY AMAZING AND THOROUGH

Food
Bishop Fulton Sheen Meatloaf

December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Resources for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation

Coloring Pages
Activities, Projects
Watch a Mary Movie, like Fatima or Lourdes
Throw a Mary Party - or just make a blue dessert!
Make white food or dessert
Make a Mary Candle

Novena

December 7 - St. Ambrose (340-397), Milan/Rome

Resources for St. Ambrose
Patron of Bookkeepers
St. Ambrose had a huge influence on St. Augustine

Coloring Pages
St. Ambrose Coloring Page (The Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day - Saint Ambrose (Franciscan Media)

Video - Documentary
St. Ambrose (Catholic Online, 4 min)

Movie
Restless Heart (Ignatius Press) - a  movie primarily about St. Augustine's conversion, but St. Ambrose is a central character as well and it portrays the significant rose Ambrose had on Augustine in bringing him to the Faith.
DVD from Amazon
Available free on Formed (streaming)

Activity
Bees have been associated with St. Ambrose, because of a legend that his father found his infant son's face covered with bees. This was taken as a sign of his future eloquence, or speaking with a "honeyed tongue."
- Put honey on your toast today!
- Make a beeswax cande

Saint Fun Facts! (Catholic Online)

St. Ambrose, Pray for Us!

December 6 - St. Nicholas (?- 343), Myra

Resources for St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Patron Saint of Children

Coloring Pages
Life of St. Nicholas Color Book - 16 pages (St. Nicholas Center)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (SJTB)
St. Nicholoas Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (The Catholic Kid)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (MyJessetree.com)
Veggie Tales St. Nicholas Coloring Page

Videos - Streaming
FREE from Saint Stories for Kids St. Nicholas Part 1  St. Nicholas Part 2
CCC - St. Nicholas Free if you have Formed.org

Videos - DVD

Activities/Projects

St. Nicholas, Pray for Us!

December 4 - St. John Damascene (676-749), Damascus

Resources for St. John Damascene

Coloring Pages
St. John Damascene Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

St. John Damascene, Pray for Us!

December 4 - St. Barbara (? -235), Greece

Resources for St. Barbara
patron of architects

Coloring Pages
St. Barbara Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Videos
Documentary Video About St. Barbara (Catholic Online, 3 min)

Cartoon
Saint Fun Facts (Catholic Online)

Activities
Build your gingerbread house today as St. Barbara is the patron of architects.

St. Barbara, Pray for Us!


December 3 - St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Navarre France

Resources St. Francis Xavier - missionary
St. Francis Xavier (from Wikipedia)

Coloring Pages
St. Francis Xavier Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Videos
FREE Story of St. Francis Xavier (Story of Saints for Kids)
DVD CCC: Francis Xavier and the Samurai’s Lost Treasure

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Books
Vision Book: St. Francis and the Seven Seas
A Story of St. Francis Xavier: (Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade)

Activities
Make a boat with legos or paper
St. Francis Xavier, Pray for Us!

December 3 - St. Emma of Lesum (? - 1038), Germany

St. Emma (from Catholic Online)
Resources for celebrating St. Emma's Feast Day

Coloring Pages
St. Emma Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)


Documentary Videos
St. Emma Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

St. Emma, Pray for Us!

December 1 - Ven. Leo Papin Dupont (1797-1876), France

Resources for Venerable Leo Papin Dupont
Ven. Leo Papin Dupont from Wiki
"The Holy Man of Tours"

Learn About
Read Article from Roman Catholic Saints

Book(s)
Book Footsteps of the Saints L2-4th/5th gr Show Us Your Face: A Story of Ven. Leo Papin Dupont

December 1 - Fr. Abram J. Ryan (1838-1886), USA

Resources for Fr. Abram J. Ryan - priest, poet, patriot
Father Abram Ryan (wikipedia)
"Poet Priest of the South"

Learn About
Article from Catholicism.org

Books
Fold It Gently: A Story of Father Abram Ryan Footsteps of the Saints L2- for 4th/5th grade 

December 1 - St. Edmond Campion (1540-1581), England

Resources for St. Edmond Campion - Jesuit, martyr

Coloring Pages

Documentary Videos
St. Edmond Campion Video Youtube  (popesprayerusa, 2 min)

Books
Vision Book: Edmond Campion

St. Edmond Campion, Pray for Us!

November 30 - St. Andrew (c. 61)

** Start your Christmas Novena Today! **

Coloring Page
St. Andrew Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Andrew Coloring Page (St. Anne's Helper)

St. Andrew Worksheet (St. Anne's Helper)

Story of Saint Andrew Video from Stories of Saints for Kids!


Audio
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media

Book
Andrew the Apostle - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade

Christmas Novena - begin on the Feast of St. Andrew
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

November 27 & 28 - Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (1830) and St. Catherine of Laboure (1806-1876)

Resources for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
AND
for the Feast of St. Catherine Laboure

Coloring Pages
Color – Front side of Medal (Family Feast & Feria)
Color – Back Side of Medal (Family Feast & Feria)
Medal Color (SJTB)
St. Catherine Labour Color (SJTB)


Books
Catholic Story Coloring Book
Along the Paths of the Gospel, grades 2-5
Book Footsteps of the Saints - Level 2 Our Lady Comes to Paris: A Story of St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal - Level 2 / 4th-5th grade
Pauline Book: Saint Catherine Laboure and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (age 8-12)
Vision Book: St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal
TAN/MFW Book The Miraculous Medal

DVD/Video
DVD EWTN My Catholic Family (animated)

Audio
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Catherine Laboure, Truth to Inspire Series, mid/high school, 30 min

Video from fransciscanfriars/airmaria.com w/ reenactment, 5 min


November 25 - St. Catherinie of Alexandria (287 - 305)

Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria

Coloring
Coloring Page of St. Catherine of Alexandria (SuperColoring)

"St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us." Handwriting
  Manuscript       Cursive

Audio
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media Audio / Learn About

Book
Footsteps of the Saints - Story of St. Catherine of Alexandria Level 1-2nd/3rd


Video from Catholic Online, 3 min

Novena
Novena to St. Catherine of Alexandria (Catholic Doors)

St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us!





November 23 - Blessed Miguel Pro (1891-1927)

Feast of Blessed Miguel Pro Feast Day - Executed by a firing squad for being a Catholic Priest

Bl. Miguel Pro Coloring Page

"Bl. Miguel Pro, pray for us." Handwriting
   Manuscript       Cursive

Quote:  "Vivo Cristo Rey! Long Live Christ the King!" Handwriting
   Manuscript       Cursive

Book

Movie
For Greater Glory (Mexican Cristero War)    Trailer   Cristeros Video

Audio(s)
Holy Heroes Audio - Vol 12: Codename: Cocol -- Undercover for God, the Story of Blessed Miguel Pro
Video From Breski, 2 min

Bl. Miguel Pro, Pray for Us!