January 13 - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (c. AD 30), River Jordan

Coloring Pages and More for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Jesus' Baptism is recorded in all four Gospels

Jesus' Baptism Coloring Pages
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page (Sermon4Kids)
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page 2 (Sermon4Kids)
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page (Bible Fun for Kids)
Various Jesus Baptism/St. John the Baptist Coloring Pages (The Catholic Kid)
St. John the Baptist Coloring Page (Sermons 4 Kids
St. John the Baptist Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Jesus' Baptism Bible Study / Worksheets 
Easy Bible Study: Compare the Four Gospel Accounts (Ave Maria Press)
Jesus' Baptism Worksheets

Free Videos
God's Story: John the Baptist (Crossroads Kids' Club, animated/narrated, 4 min) ** I like this version!
Bible Time: The Birth of John the Baptist (INC Kids, animated/narrated, 2 min)
The Story of Jesus' Baptism (Kids on the Move, animated/narrated, 5 min)
Lego Video (Narrated, Some Dude Named Milan, 4 min)
John the Baptist – Jesus: A Kingdom Without Frontiers, ep. 7 (animated, Mondo TV, 26 min)

Easy Activities - easy peasy
Pray the First Luminous Mystery - Fr. Groeschel audio is beautiful
Dove Craft - no planning required, just need paper and scissors (Blessings Overflowing)
Refill your holy water bottles
Go swimming! Or take a bath and reenact play the Baptism in the Jordan
Printable Baptism of Jesus Spinner from Flame Creative Kids

Crafts (advanced planning required)
Seashell craft from Catholic Inspired
Egg carton craft -> locust from Home Educator Mom


January 1 - Mary, Mother of God

Coloring Pages and More for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mary, Mother of God Coloring Pages
Mary, Mother of God Color (The Catholic Kid)
Mary, Mother of God Color (CMW)

Mary, Mother of God Handwriting
"Mary, Mother of God, pray for us."
    manuscript        cursive

Videos for Kids
Video - "Story of St. Mary" (Saints for Kids, 14 min)

About

Favorite Marion Hymns
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Hail! Holy Queen, Enthroned Above
Regina Coeli (Mozart)

Blue and White Food Ideas for a Mary, Mother of God Party

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.” 
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, #94

January 1 - St. Basil the Great (329-379), Caesarea

St. Basil the Great coloring page and other resources

Coloring Page
Color (Catholic Playground)

St. Basil the Great Quote Copywork
"It is not he who begins well who is perfect. It is he who ends well who is approved in God's sight."
    manuscript      cursive

St. Basil the Great Handwriting
"St. Basil, pray for us."
     manuscript     cursive 

Learn About
About Listen/Read (Franciscan Media)

January 3 - St. Genevieve (422-512), France

Coloring Pages for St. Genevieve and other resources

Coloring Page
Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

St. Genevieve Handwriting
"St. Genevieve, pray for us"
     manuscript      cursive

Learn About
About/Listen (catholic.org)
Short Bio from St. Mary's Press
Longer Bio from St. Peter's List

Video About (Catholic Online, 3 min)

St. Genevieve, pray for us!

January 3 - The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Holy Name of Jesus coloring pages and more

Holy Name of Jesus Coloring Pages
Holy Name of Jesus Coloring Page (CMW)
Holy Name of Jesus Coloring Pages (3 pages, www.RealLifeAtHome.com)
Call His Name Jesus Coloring Page (Ministry To Children)

Activities / Suggestions
-Activity Suggestions (www.CatholicCulture.org)
-Craft from Catholic Icing  - using Popsicle sticks
-"Jesus, Jesus, Jesus" - print this and cut the little prayers out. Leave in places to remind you to pray the prayer. Cardstock is best. I have one taped to the laptop I am typing on right now (couple of years old)!
-If you don't already, try to remember to bow your head every time the name Jesus is spoken - a traditional, pius tradition of the Church.

Games
Play "Red Light, Green Light" but use "In the Name of Jesus" variation


Learn About / Read
The Wonders of the Holy Name Booklet, by Paul O'Sullivan O.P. - must read! Free PDF
About-Listen/Read (Fransciscan Media)
Explanation (Catholic Company)

Prayers
More Prayers

CCC
2666 But the one name that contains everything is the one that the Son of God received in his incarnation: JESUS. The divine name may not be spoken by human lips, but by assuming our humanity The Word of God hands it over to us and we can invoke it: "Jesus," "YHWH saves."  The name "Jesus" contains all: God and man and the whole economy of creation and salvation. To pray "Jesus" is to invoke him and to call him within us. His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies. Jesus is the Risen One, and whoever invokes the name of Jesus is welcoming the Son of God who loved him and who gave himself up for him.







January 4 - Infant of Prague (16th Century), Czech Republic

Infant Jesus of Prague Devotion
Praying to the Infant Jesus in times of financial troubles or worry is a common practice.

Coloring Page
Infant Jesus of Prague Coloring Page (supercoloring.com)

History
History of the miracle, and it's growing devotion (League of the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague)

Novena / Prayers
Novena (thesacredheart.com)
Printable Novena, pdf (christian-miracles.com)



January 4 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Coloring Pages and More

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Coloring Pages
Free Color (Catholic Playground)
Free Color (The Catholic Kid)
Free Color (Saints to Color)
Free Color
32 pg book (Holy Heroes, $4)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us."
     manuscript      cursive

Copywork - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Quote
"We know certainly that our God calls us to 
a holy life. We know that he gives us 
every grace, every abundant grace; and 
though we are so weak of oursleves, this 
grace is able to carry us through every 
obstacle and difficulty."   
      cursive

Audio 
Holy Heroes Glory Stories Audio-Vol 14: Be Children of the Church! The Story of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Books
St. Joseph Picture Books #297 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (paperback, color, preschool on up)
Saints and Me! Books Elizabeth Ann Seton - Mother for Many (paperback, 32 pages, age 4-9)
Pauline Book Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Daughter of America (paperback, age 8-12/4gr +)
Vision Book: Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity (paperback, 165 pages, middle school+)
Mini-Books from Catholic Cutie (around $1-$2), have to be a member on the site

Movie/Video
A Time For Miracles (1980) - Free on Youtube  Buy on Amazon   Dove Movie Review

Learn More About St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
About  - Listen/Read (Fransiscan Media)
Quick 3 min Video on Youtube
Another 3 min Video on Youtube

Mother Ann Seton with her children

January 5 - St. John Neumann (1811-1860)

Resources for St. John Neumann

Handwriting Pages
"St. John Neumann, pray for us."
     manuscript     cursive

St. John Neumann Copywork
Quote: "As Christ has His work, we have ours; as
He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice
in ours also."
      cursive

Book

Pauline Book: St. John Neumann: Missionary to Immigrants age 8-12

DVD
St. John Neumann (EWTN/Ignatius Press, 2016) 

Learn About
Youtube Video – (4 min, John Hansen)
Listen/Audio (2 min, Franciscan Media Saint of the Day)
Biography - (About 18 pages, PDF file)

January 6 - Epiphany (1st Century), Bethlehem

Coloring Pages and Resources for Celebrating Epiphany
The 12th Day of Christmas, Theophany, or Three Kings Day

Coloring Pages
Epiphany Coloring Page (SJTB)
Epiphany Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)

Free Short Youtube Videos
The Christmas Story, Matthew 2, The Wise Men (5 min narrated cartoon, ShareFaithKids)
Three Wise Men (4 min, Holy Tales Bible Stories)

Activities
Sing
We Three Kings (beautiful images w/ lyrics)
We Three Kings (w/ lyrics, children singing)

January 6 - St. Andre Bessette (1845-1937)

St. Andre Bessette Resources

Coloring Pages
Color (Catholic Playground)
Color (SnowflakeClockwork)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Andre Bessette, pray for us."
    manuscript     cursive

St. Andre Bessette Copywork
Quote: "Put yourself in God's hands, He abandons no one."

Books
Saints and Me! Andre Bessette-A Heart of Strength
Pauline Book Saint Andre Bessette: Miracles in Montreal, age 8-12

Learn More About
Listen/Read (2 min, Franciscan Media Saint of the Day)
Youtube Video (3 min, Holy Cross Vocations, 2010)

Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)


January 15 - Our Lady of Banneux (Belgium, 1933)

Resources for Our Lady of Banneux
Our Lady of Banneux

The Blessed Mother appeared at Banneux, Belgium in 1933 to 11 year old Mariette Beco, during which she called herself the "Virgin of the Poor," saying "I have come to relieve suffering."

Coloring
Catholic Story Coloring Book ($4.50 at TAN)
Our Lady of Banneux
Catholic Story Coloring Book from TAN/Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Handwriting Pages
"Our Lady of Banneux, pray for us."
   manuscript      cursive

Learn More
GREAT Audio Story on Youtube (Sensus Fidelium, 52 min)
Quick Youtube Video (Aletiea, 3 min)
About (Roman Catholic Saints)

January 17 - St. Anthony, Abbot (Egypt, 251-356)

Resources for St. Anthony, Abbot

St. Anthony, Abbot
Coloring

Handwriting Pages
"St. Anthony, Abbot, pray for us."
    manuscript     cursive

Learn More
Video/About (Franciscan Friars, 8 min)
Read About (Catholic Online)
Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online






January 17 - Our Lady of Pontmain (1871), France

Resources for Our Lady of Pontmain
Our Lady of Pontmain Coloring Book
Mary Fabyan Windeatt

The Blessed Virgin Mary's appeared in 1871 to several children in Pontmain, France, in 1870. She seemed to bring a message of the power of the Holy Cross and showed her special approval of the title, Mother of Hope.

Coloring

January 20 - St. Sebastian (256-287, France / Italy)

Resources for St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes and Soldiers

St. Sebastian Coloring Pages
St. Sebastian Coloring Page -St. Fabian & Sebastian (Schola Rosa)
St. Sebastian Coloring Page (Paper Dali)

Handwriting
"St. Sebastian, pray for us."
   manuscript        cursive

Free Videos about St. Sebastian
Christian Kids Video, animated, 15 min
Quick Video (CCTN tv, 2 min)

Books
"A Story of St. Sebastian" - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1- 2nd-3rd, approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size
The Dauntless Christian: A Story of St. Sebastian and the Roman Martyrs 76 pages, chapter book, larger font, 4th grade on up/middle-school

Learn More
About/Listen (Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media)
Nice Article with Fun Facts (The Catholic Company)



January 21 - St. Agnes of Rome (291-304)

Resources for St. Agnes of Rome, Martyr

Coloring Pages for St. Agnes

St. Agnes Colorng Page - "Y" is for Ynez/Agnes" (Saints to Color)
St. Agnes Coloring Page (SuperColoring)

Handwriting
"St. Agnes, pray for us."
     manuscript        cursive

Learn More About
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (Audio, 2 min & read about)
Youtube Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

January 24 - St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622, France)

St. Francis de Sales Coloring Pages and More

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." - St. Francis de Sales 

Coloring Pages

Handwriting
"St. Francis de Sales, pray for us."
    manuscript      cursive

Books
In the Footsteps of the Saints Series
Proudly We Hail-St Francis de Sales - In the Footsteps of the Saints, Reading Level 2, 4th-5th grade, 90 to 96 pg, paperback, larger font size

Learn More
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video (3 min video from Catholic Online)

Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales Free Audiobook
Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

January 25 - Conversion of St. Paul (33-36, Road to Damascus)

St. Paul Coloring Pages and More

St. Paul Coloring Pages
Coloring Pages from SuperColoring.com
Color Preaching in Athens (SJTB)
St. Peter and Paul (Catholic Playground)
Coloring Page (Waltzing Matilda)
3-stage coloring activity (Ministry-to-Children)
Color Page (The Homely Hours)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Paul, pray for us."

Books
Pauline Book Adventures of St. Paul, age 6-10
Pauline Book Saint Paul: The Thirteenth Apostle, age 8-12
TAN/MFW Book St. Paul The Apostle
St. Paul the Apostle by Father Lovasik
Saint Paul the Apostle: The Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short background)
Saul to Paul cartoon on Youtube (3 min) for Young Kids (Teaching Jesus for Kids)
Another Paul Conversion video on Youtube - narrated (3 min)
About (Video) Catholic Online 3 min
"St. Paul - Persecutor to Apostle" by Scott Hahn (13 min)
St. Paul of Tarsus by Father Robert Baron (50 min)

Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

January 26 - Saints Timothy & Titus (c. 95)

Sts Timothy and Titus Coloring Pages and More

Coloring Pages
St. Timothy Color (Catholic Playground)
St. Timothy Color (Schola Rosa)
St. Timothy with St. Paul Coloring Page
Book of Titus Coloring Page (Ministry-to-Children)

Handrwriting Pages
"St. Timothy and St. Titus, pray for us."
     manuscript    cursive

Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bios)
Video on Youtube (4 min)

January 27 - St. Angela Merici (Italy 1470-1540)

Coloring Pages and more for St. Angela Merici
Foundress of the Ursaline Sisters

Coloring Page
St. Angela Merici Coloring Page (The Catholic Playground)

Handwriting
"St. Angela Merici, pray for us."
     manuscript        cursive

Books
Story of St. Angela Merici - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd - 2nd-3rd, approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size
Along the Paths of the Gospel: St. Angela Merici: Leading People to God-Elementary School, grades 2-5, hardcover, about 70 pages, each by Pauline Books & Media, about $7

Learn More
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video from the Ursaline Sisters (10 min)
Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

January 28 - St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Italy

Resources for St. Thomas Aquinas, the "Dumb Ox"

Coloring Pages
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us."
     manuscript       cursive

Books
Book Footsteps of the Saints L3-Jr. High-Jr. High The Ox Was an Angel: Thomas Aquinas
Vision Book: St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars
TAN/MFW Book St. Thomas Aquinas: The Story of the Dumb Ox

Audio
Saint of the Day from Franciscan Media (Audio, 2 min and short bio)

Videos
Youtube Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)
Youtube Video St. Thomas Aquianas the Angelic Doctor (Animated, 5 min, by University of Santo Tomas)
Fr. Robert Baron on St. Thomas Aquinas 8 min

Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online



January 29 - Brother Juniper, Servant of God (1210-1258), Italy

Brother Juniper

"Would to God, my brothers, I had a whole forest of such Junipers." 
-ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Copywork (the above quote)
    manuscript      cursive

Comic “Brother Juniper” Based on Him

Books
Children's Book: Brother Juniper (Diane Gibfried)

Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video (2 min, from Breski1)

Additional
Read free The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Chapter on Brother Juniper
Full Book, The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Amazon)
Brother Juniper Comics are wide spread

Brother Juniper, Servant of God, pray for us!

January 31 - St. John Bosco (1815-1888), Italy

Resources for St. John Bosco
Patron Saint of boys

Coloring Pages
St. John Bosco Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. John Bosco Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)
St. John Bosco Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)

Handwriting
"St. John Bosco, pray for us."
      manuscript     cursive
Quote - "Trust all things to the Blessed Sacrament
and to Mary, the Help of Christians, and you will see what miracles are. "
      manuscript     cursive

DVD/Video
Free - Brother Francis Video (1 min)
Free - Youtube Video, animated (2 min, EWTN/gravasco)


Audio
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (Audio 2 min and short bio)

Learn More
Youtube Video - Discovering Our Saints (CCTNtv. 3 min)
Youtube Video (3 min, Catholic Online)

Quotes
"Walk with your feet on earth, but in your heart, be in heaven." - St. John Bosco

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)
Stained Glass Coloring Page (from StAnnesHelper.com)
Presentation Coloring Pages (From today's Mass Readings. Holy Heroes -> Luke 2, http://www.holyheroes.com/MassPrep-s/57.htm)

Holy Family, "Jesus, Mary, Joseph, pray for us." Handwriting
   manuscript       cursive

Prayers
Consecrate your family to The Holy Family, great article from Peanut Butter & Grace

Activities
Make a homemade nativity set - Ideas at Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families
Novena to the Holy Family (should begin 9 days prior to the feast)

Remember: February is the month dedicated to the Holy Family, as well!




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