Celebrating the Catholic Calendar

There may not be many holidays this month, but the Catholic calendar gives us plenty to celebrate and lots to ponder.

Last week we celebrated the solemnity of the Assumption and this week we will celebrate the feast days of St. Bernard, St. Pius X, and the Queenship of Mary. September and October will continue a parade of great observances. 

There are lots of ways to bring the Catholic calendar to life in your family. Prayers, reading the lives of the saints, sure … but also fun traditions, special dinners, and decorations can help us to focus on saints and celebrations and bring the monotony out of daily life. (How about blue cupcakes for Marian feast days?)

What are your favorite Catholic feasts and how do you celebrate? Let us know.

Snippet from the Show

“It’s left to our creativity to come up with cultural expressions of the great feasts and focuses of our faith.”

Meet Your Host

Colin MacIver, host of the Tightrope podcast, with his family

Colin is an enthusiastic transplant to vibrant Louisiana, where he lives with his beautiful wife Aimee and two energetic children, Leo and Zélie. His juggling act involves being a husband, a dad, a teacher, a youth minister, a musician and a national Ascension content creator and trainer.

In his spare time, he eats too many crawfish, savors king cake, plays one-on-one kickball with his son, and tries, for the life of him, to properly load the dishwasher.

Check out Colin’s latest work with Ascension:  Power and Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments and Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike.

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