Looking for the perfect gift for the Catholics on your Christmas list? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a guide to the best gifts of 2022, all available from Ascension.
BEST GIFT OF 2022
1. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition
The brand-new, long-awaited Ascension Edition of the Catechism features the color-coded Foundations of Faith approach and opens Catholics’ eyes to the truth and beauty of their Catholic Faith. Catholics everywhere can’t wait to get their hands on this popular book!
MOST POPULAR GIFT FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN
2. Catholic Mothers Planner 2023
Help the busy women in your life keep Christ at the center of their days while managing to-do lists, hectic schedules, and family activities with this beautiful planner filled with inspirational quotes from Scripture and the saints, beautiful traditional prayers, and monthly reflections on women in the Bible.
MOST POPULAR GIFT FOR CATHOLIC MEN
3. In Saint Joseph’s Footsteps
30 days of meditations draw Catholic men closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of and relationship with husband and step-father, St. Joseph.
FOR BIBLE IN A YEAR LOVERS
4. Bible in a Year Merch
A collection of Bible in a Year apparel, tote bags, phone cases, water bottles, and more features something for everyone whose life has been transformed by this chart-topping, award-winning podcast.
FOR UPCOMING CATECHISM IN A YEAR LISTENERS
5. The Catechism in a Year Notebook
For Catholics excited about the premiere of The Catechism in a Year podcast, surprise them with the promise of the only notebook specially designed for listeners, featuring many listener-requested features. Please note, this will not be delivered until after Christmas.
FOR HOLY HOUR ATTENDEES
6. Pocket Guide to Adoration
Catholics who have a regular Holy Hour are sure to love this beautiful guide that draws them deeper into adoring the Blessed Sacrament with lectio divina, litanies, inspiration from the saints, devotionals and more.
7. From Worry to Wonder
For those struggling with worries and negative thoughts, the 7 steps and 40-day guided prayer journal found in this this book will help them place their trust in God and always remember his love and power, no matter the circumstances.
FOR QUIET MEDITATORS
8. Pocket Guide to the Rosary
A book that every Catholic should read, this small but mighty pocket guide draws from the writings of the saints, the Bible, and Catholic Tradition, while calling Catholics into a deeper relationship with our heavenly Father.
FOR UPCOMING BIBLE IN A YEAR LISTENERS
9. The Bible in a Year Companion
For Catholics planning to listen to The Bible in a Year starting January 1st, give the gift of the most highly recommended resource by current podcast listeners, featuring takeaways, prayers, and further resources for each episode.
FOR ART LOVERS
10. Rejoice! Art Prints
For art lovers and Christmas decorators, these art prints of our Blessed Mother, the Holy Family, the journey of the Magi, and more transform any home into a space of deeper rest, prayer, and faith during the Christmas season.
FOR NEW PARENTS
11. Living Beyond Sunday
Parents seeking to share the Faith with their children and build homes where God is a central part of daily life will love this book’s practical advice on how to foster holiness in all the little moments of Catholic family life.
FOR QUESTIONING HEARTS
12. What We Believe
Answering questions like “What do Catholics actually believe?” and “What does it mean to be Catholic?”, this book draws questioning hearts closer to the magnificent love of God which shines through in the teachings of his Church.
FOR FAMILY GAME NIGHT
13. The Catholic Card Game
Great for teens, young adults, and adults looking for laughs on family game night, this group game brings everyone together while facilitating good, holy fun. An Ascension Expansion Pack is also available for extra cards focused on your favorite Ascension personalities.
For Teens and Young Adults
MOST POPULAR GIFT FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
14. Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry
For young people seeking to answer questions about God’s plan for their lives, this book and its included five-step discernment process help them find peace and clarity.
FOR THE NEWLY CONFIRMED
15. The Great Adventure Catholic Bible
Give the gift of not just reading the Bible but finally understanding it with the only Bible that integrates the color-coded, world-renowned Bible Timeline® Learning System.
FOR ENGAGED OR MARRIED COUPLES
16. The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful
Engaged and married couples will love the hilarious and relatable stories in this book about the joys and struggles of real married life that provide spouses with helpful tips, mindsets, and reminders of how to live out the beautiful vocation of marriage.
FOR C.S. LEWIS READERS
17. A Catholic Guide to Narnia
With questions and activities to explore the rich Christian symbolism of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, readers of this beloved classic will not only gain a more profound understanding of the amazing world of Narnia, but they will also grow in their appreciation of and love for the Catholic Faith.
FOR ASCENSION PRESENTS LOVERS
18. The Curious Catholic Series
Three books focused on prayer, trust, and salvation offer the written wisdom of Fr. Mike Schmitz for frequent reference on important topics of the Catholic Faith.
MOST POPULAR GIFT FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS
19. My First Interactive Mass Book
With over 10,000 copies sold, this sturdy board book that invites children to understand the beauty of the Mass through hands-on activities like flaps, wheels, and tracing is loved by both parents and children alike.
MOST POPULAR GIFT FOR OLDER CHILDREN
20. The Great Adventure Kids Catholic Bible Chronicles
Perfect for independent readers, 70 carefully chosen Bible stories that capture the story of salvation from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Apostles will excite older children about the great adventure that God has in store for those who love him.
FOR BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS
21. My First Catholic Bible Stories Board Book
Share God’s love with little Catholics for the first time with 15 favorite Bible stories written in simple language with engaging illustrations.
FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
22. The Great Adventure Kids Bible Coloring Book
Four coloring pages for each of the twelve time periods of salvation history will engage young, creative minds while building their understanding of key Bible stories.
FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
23. A Very Noisy Stable
Share the true meaning of Christmas with young Catholics with this beautifully illustrated book, featuring the sights and sounds of their favorite animals.
FOR CURIOUS MINDS
24. The Real Presence
With the story of two curious cousins who find themselves in the Upper Room at the Last Supper, children will discover God’s presence in the Eucharist and the importance of the gifts they bring before our Lord.
FOR PLAYFUL IMAGINATIONS
25. Donuts After Mass
Written in a comic book format, older children will love the honest and humorous story of a not-so-typical girl named Emily who talks with Jesus and discovers how to cultivate a friendship with him as she navigates school, family, and friends.