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Small Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church cover Looking for Christmas traditions that focus on the Nativity instead of Santa Claus? Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church describes and explains many traditions related to the season. Small Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church coverIs your family's Lent as faith-filled and meaningful as Advent? Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church is full of great ideas for a family centered observation of Lent.
Looking for a traditional and faithful collection of Advent and Christmas carols? Fiat by Jim and Lisa Anderson bring Christmas joy with guitar and voice. Small Palm Weaving coverPalm Weaving, The Story and The Art Palm braiding is the art of creating beautiful items out of the pieces of palm one receives on Palm Sunday morning.
The Christian Origin of the Twelve Days of Christmas: A Children's Activity Book provides activities for each of the twelve days of Christmas. It's great way to learn about the traditions of the Church! Small How I Praise You! coverHow I Praise You! 150 Little Psalms in Song Finally, a book that makes it easy for children and families to learn the Psalms and sing praises to God!

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Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church

by Catherine and Peter Fournier
published by Domestic Church Communications Ltd.
114 pages, 11 by 8.5 inches, laminated cover, spiral bound
Our Web Price: US $14.95 including free shipping by surface mail
CDN $19.65 including GST and free shipping by surface
Is your family's Lent as faith-filled and meaningful as Advent? Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church is full of great ideas for a family centered observation of Lent. Descriptions and explanations of Lenten practices, directions for praying the Stations of the Cross, a plan for a Messianic Seder meal and more will help everyone in the family prepare for the great feast of Easter. Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church offers lots of easy to follow instructions for family activities and crafts like decorated eggs, seasonal banners, family Stations of the Cross, and a Paschal candle.

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20 pages of coloring pictures (enough to keep children of all ages occupied and inspired for hours!) fill the back of the book. A special 'refills' URL provides copies of all coloring pictures and patterns. More convenient and durable than downloaded pages, it also brings Domestic-Church.Com to those without Internet access. It is another great faith resource for teachers, catechists, converts and families (including your own!)

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Palm Weaving, The Story and The Art


by Sister Cecilia Schmitt
published by Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls
Our Web Price: US $19.95 including free shipping by surface mail
CDN $26.95 including GST and free shipping by surface mail
What is palm braiding? It is the art of creating beautiful items out of the pieces of palm one receives on Palm Sunday morning. This ancient art is gradually disappearing from our culture.
Palm Weaving, The Story and The Art contains over 20 ways to make crosses, many kinds of roses, wreaths and bouquets, as well as special ideas for palm weaving with children. By soaking dried palms, palms can be woven in any season, not just Easter time. Created by Sister Cecilia Schmitt, O.S.F., Ed.D. and several artists in Minnesota the book is filled with with clear and easy to use illustrations and directions.
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In this terrific book, you will learn over 100 patterns and ideas of how to use palms. You'll also learn where palm braiding came from and who started the tradition. Artistic palm pieces can decorate your church, your home, your desk, your correspondence, or your billfold. Palm braiding is a great craft for families and a good faith activity for all.
Pastors, teachers of religion and Sunday school classes, home schoolers, parents, grandparents, activities directors in care centers or homes for the disabled as well as youth and children will find this book an appreciated addition to their resource library at any time of year.

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How I Praise You! 150 Little Psalms in Song

by Donna Moss
published by Apex Publishing Services
240 Pages, 7 by 10 inches, laminated cover, Otabinding (lay flat binding)
Our Web Price: US $16.95 including free shipping by surface mail
CDN $25.45 includes GST and free shipping by surface mail
Colossians 3:16 commands us to "sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs." Finally, a book that makes it easy for children to do that! How I Praise You! contains 150 songs, one from each Psalm. The lyrics are literal verses from the Psalms and the melodies are original tunes, spirituals, camp songs, folk songs, carols, chants, and nursery tunes in the public domain. All piano arrangements are original and include guitar chords.
It's a book of music: Melodies plus left hand arrangements include guitar chords for beginning piano and guitar students of all ages.
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It's a Bible memory aid: Lyrics of all 150 songs are straight from Psalms. It's an index of Psalm themes: Subject index in the back organizes emotions, action verbs, abstract concepts, and praises to God. And it's a practical resource: Fillers explain Bible-time instruments, and "29 Ways to Use This Book" gives teaching tips. How I Praise You! - an excellent resource for teachers of ages 2 and up, homeschooling parents, children's leaders, children's church and choir directors, piano and guitar teachers, and any parent, child, or grandparent who loves to sing and play!

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Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church

by Catherine and Peter Fournier
published by Ignatius Press
114 pages, 11 by 8.5 inches, laminated cover, spiral bound
Our Web Price: US $14.95 including free shipping by surface mai
CDN $19.65 including GST and free shipping by surface mail
Looking for Christmas traditions that focus on the Nativity instead of Santa Claus? Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church describes and explains many traditions related to the season. The book also introduces the real Santa Claus - St. Nicholas of Myra. You'll find lots of suggestions for celebrating his Feast Day, and those of other 'saints of the season' including St. Lucy and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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Easy to follow instructions for family activities and crafts like Advent Wreaths, a Jesse Tree, fabric Nativity figures, a Tree-Top Angel (and many others) and 22 pages of coloring pictures (enough to keep children of all ages occupied and inspired for hours!) fill the back of the book. A special 'refills' URL provides copies of all coloring pictures and patterns. More convenient and durable than downloaded pages, it also brings Domestic-Church.Com to those without Internet access. It makes a great gift for teachers, catechists, converts and families (including your own!) The next 75 orders will receive an original Domestic-Church.com version of the book signed by the authors!

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The Christian Origin of the Twelve Days of Christmas: A Children's Activity Book

by Beth Braunecker Dobrozsi & Lynne Braunecker Hodges
published by Braunecker Books
29 pages
Our Web Price Price: US $8.95 including free shipping
CDN $13.95 including GST and free shipping.
Did you know that the lyrics of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" are Christian in origin? The tune was sung by 16th century parents to pass on their faith to their children. Each of the gifts in the song is actually symbolic of a fundamental of the faith. For example, the 4 calling birds are the 4 evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). This terrific children's activity book provides games, puzzles and other family activites for each of the twelve days of Christmas. It includes a 17 inch by 22 inch poster for children to color.
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Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas and not just one...
Return to celebrating Advent as a period of waiting and preparation for the Christmas season, which begins on the Eve of Christmas and is celebrated for twelve days until Epiphany, traditionally on January 6th.
This book is a timeless tool for Christian instruction, useful not only at the Christmas season! It's a fun way to learn the 8 beatitudes, the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit, the names of the Apostles, and many other truths. Educational, effective and modestly priced, it makes a perfect gift for students, grandkids, godchildren, nieces & nephews and your own family.

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Fiat, Advent and Christmas music

by Jim and Lisa Anderson
Recorded and Produced by Resmer Recording Studio
CD, I hour
Our Web Price: US $14.00 including free shipping by surface mail
CDN $18.95including GST and free shipping by surface mail.
A beautiful CD of nine traditional Advent and Christmas hymns and carols in voice and guitar. Jim and Lisa Anderson's songs tell the Nativity story from the Annunciation (The Angel Gabriel Fron Heaven Came) to Christmas Day (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Angels We Have Heard On High). A wonderful CD for singing along, for a quiet afternoon and for family gatherings. Only 400 copies left.
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Marian Devotions in the Domestic Church

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Twelve Saints of the Domestic Church

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