You know what I like about my life, among other things? People are always like, “Hey, can I send you a free book?” and I’m always like, “Why, yes, you can!” I have two copies of this one, and I’m jealously guarding one, but I’m giving away the second one. It’s called
Feast Days and Holidays: Living and Celebrating Our Catholic Traditions
by Joan Marie Arbogast.
Heck, I’ll just tell you what I wrote for the blurb: “[F]ull of appealing, substantial and (best of all) doable activities to help kids sanctify celebrations throughout the year. The language is simple but not condescending, and the prayers and activities are clearly designed with actual children in mind. Saints, feasts, and holidays are included in this guide to loving and serving God and each other — and enjoying ourselves — while building Catholic traditions.”
This is a large, spiral bound (so it opens up flat), fully-illustrated book from Pauline Books and Media, retail $19.95. Some of the activities are more interesting than others, but I can see it coming in handy for home schooling parents and others who just need some ideas. As busy parents know, it’s essential to have a reliable go-to source, and this one has a short explanation of each special day, a short, appropriate prayer, and a recipe, craft, or activity to bring it home. Good stuff! I wish I had had it while we were home schooling.
To enter to win this book, just leave a comment on this post. The contest will close at noon on Friday the 25th, when I will close the comments and then use a random number generator to choose someone’s entry. One entry per person, please!
ooh me! Pick me! I wasn’t raised Catholic and I now have 2 little ones in which to somehow instill some tradition, I need lots of help!
Do want, please
Er, this is not how this thing works and I can’t figure out how to delete my reply, how embarrassing.
This book sounds amazing! I’m always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to getting activities together for the kids to do that would help build our faith. This sounds like exactly what I need! Thanks so much for sharing!
Pretty please pick me?? Not a cradle Catholic, 3 kids and need all the help I can get! 🙂
I love liturgical year resources (and is it weird that I got excited at the words ‘spiral bound?’)!
I would love this! (Also I’m still feeling uplifted and grateful about your “Can you walk around in it?” post from yesterday, so thanks for that, too.)
Sounds like a great book for the family!
Ooh, I would love that book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Simcha!
I’d love to win!!!
Sounds like a great book, I’d love to read it! Hilary
Looks like a good one. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
I’d love to have the book for my daughter who is just at the beginning of Christian Marriage.
Sounds like a lovely resource!
Hi Simcha, I/we would love to have the book you are offering. We certainly would put it to good use, that is if my daughters who alos have large families don’t get their hands on it first!
Thanks for the chance. God bless you and all your family, Penny Costin
Ooooo! I want! 🙂
That book sound very cool! I’m not homeschooling (for now), but I think both my kids and I could learn something from it.
I would love to read this book!
This looks like a great resource! Thanks for giving one away!
Come on random number generator…
This sounds awesome!
Please tell your random number generator to pick me!
This sounds great!
I’d sure like to win! I must say to I really enjoy following your blog here and at the Register. Thanks for writing!
Pick me! Please!
I’m ready to accept my prize!
Would love this:) As a new convert and new mom..this would be put to good use.
Not having an experience, I am very interested in good home schooling sources.
Oh I have seen this before and I would so love it! My kids are still toddlers and I would love.to start incorporating these kinds of activities and traditions into our family life 🙂
I’ve been dying for something like this! Being a noob both at Catholicism and motherhood, I always feel about 28 steps behind in the religious practice department. This would be awesome.
You should help brighten the day of a poor, pregnant woman with swollen ankles that’s too huge to comfortably fit into maternity pants with her first born child. After all, I’ve decided that being nice to pregnant women is the 9th Corporal Work of Mercy, the 8th being giving a pregnant woman the food she is craving.
Seriously, I’d love to learn more about how my husband and I can integrate Catholic traditions into our own home, as neither of us grew up with a strong Catholic culture.
I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance!
As another Catholic and motherhood noob, I could totally use this book!
i’d love to have it!
I’m a recent convert too and shamefully ignorant of sacred tradition — I’m also cheap, and a free book is music to my wallet – I mean – ears!
pick me! 🙂 My (growing) family would love this.
We didn’t do much in the way of tradition growing up and now that I’m raising little ones of my own, I feel a little overwhelmed at the idea of piecing together Catholic traditions from hither and thither. This book sounds like it would be very helpful!
Sounds great. I’ve been looking for a good resource to help us better live the liturgical year In our home school. I’ll look for this even if I don’t win!
Sounds like a good one to have. Please put m name in the drawing. Thanks!
Sounds like a great book to me! It would be wonderful to win it.
Sounds like a good book to have! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Sounds great! Would love to win it!
I’m in if nepotism is ok.
I’d love this – pick me, please!
I might keep it if I win. But I might give it to my sister who is just starting out on the homeschooling thing with 3 little ones and a husband who just converted.
Please, pick me!!!
We’re expecting our first in September and this would be a great building block for the library!
Sounds nifty – pick me!
I’d love to use this.
I admire your skill at finding things you love about your life, which can be difficult. Free books are definitely a thing to love! Thanks for the chance–
We all need a little help along the way when raising children in our Catholic faith. Thanks for the guidance.
I’d love a copy!
Sounds like a great book!
As the only Catholics in our 2 families, any help with teaching our children the faith would be wonderful!!
I’m a cradle pagan (not kidding, but I wish I was) turned Catholic mom. Would love another tool in the toolbox.
I could use all the help I can get.
Please pick me!
Catholic convert here, 3 kids and 4th on the way, thank you
Sounds like an amazing book. Maybe I’ll get lucky. 🙂
I’m looking for a book like this!! I never know how to celebrate these things or how to make it kid friendly.
Sounds like a great book!
Hope to win! LOVE your blog!
Yes, please. I am a liturgical year tradition junkie. Would love to have some ideas for the little siblings and even perhaps the Catholic Campus Ministry at university where I am Campus Presence coordinator.
Would love to add this to my curriculum junkie collection!
Yay for giveaways! 🙂 Thanks!
ooh! ooh! Pick me, random number generator!
I would love to win that book!!
I am a Chaldean Catholic without any children, but I do have an adorable nephew so I would love it!
Where can I get it if I don’t win?
Would love to have that book!
Sounds like a great resource!
Ooo, pick me! We will be starting our homeschooling journey soon (next year, God -willing) and I’m always on the lookout for fun activities. I am rather creativity-challenged myself, so I will happily borrow from someone else!
I’d love to enter! Of course all I win are fake walmart texts saying I’ve won a gift card, but this is worth a try!
Hey, number generator: you sure look pretty/handsome today.
Please count me in. 🙂
Yay free book!
Sounds good! Thanks for the chance to win!
I have nothing like this in my literary repertoire. What a gift!
Our family would definitely use this!
I’m starting to feel that I’m stalking you….but it’s all good. I’ love to put my name in the “hat” for this book. Thank you.
Sounds like a fun book
I never win giveaways….but I still try!!
To quote my two year old, “Hey, hey, hey… ME!”
I would love to have this book! Thank you for the chance to win!
The book sounds great!
I would love to have it!
Neat! I’d love to win 🙂
I’m not a homeschooler but could so use this!
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Sounds like a great book!
I’d love a copy!
Eight kids here, and this sounds like a must have!
Ooh..ooh! Pick me! pick me! 🙂
Enter me, please.
I need good, Catholic, help to raise my children well. Hope I win!!!
Please, random comment generator!
This looks great! I would love to have the book, but if you don’t want overseas entries feel free to remove me. I’ll understand. Really. *sniff*
Ooh, pick me, teacher! I’m ever so smart!
This book would look good in my mailbox.
I bet you host these things just to see how many lurking readers you have! Thanks!
Oh, please, please, PLEASE pick me!
Yep, this homeschooling convert could use a book of ideas like that!
Sounds like a great book! We would love to have it as a resource.
Oooh, add me to the list of convert homeschoolers who could totally use this! Thanks so much!
pick me! pick me! 🙂
I need this! Thanks for picking me 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity!
Love to win this…but what are the chances I’d win again?!
Would love it! Thanks!
I’d like to win this for my homeschooling daughter!
I really do want this book and since I’ve never won anything in my life except a pair of nasty thick hiking socks, and since my ribcage is hurting because I’m 33 weeks pregnant, I think I deserve it. Ha.
I would love this book!
We’re also converts looking for ways to celebrate the faith. This might replace our current favorite- Bad Catholics Guide to Good Living
sounds great! I want!
If I had a nice book to look at for Catholic homeschooling ideas, I might be able to get away from the computer more often and actually do some of those cool projects/ crafts/ etc. with my children. I’d love to be picked!
Sign me up!
Just starting our family and already wondering how I’m going to teach our kids this stuff! Love to get the book.
As a convert, I NEED ideas to celebrate feast days and the like!
This book sounds great!
No, I’m Spartacus!
Oh! I hope I win, I’m getting married in September and hopefully there will be little ones soon!
The “spiral bound” part caught my eye, too. Ease of use!
I am all in
Hey Simcha! I want the book!
This book sounds like a great way to continue to form my children in their faith learning!
I would love to win! This looks like a a great book!
Please pick me! I teach CCD now and plan to have a large family once I’m married and this would be useful.
If you are recommending it with your busy life with 9, I guess it will work into my busy life with 5, right? 🙂
Hope I’m the lucky one!
Simcha, it sounds like just what I’d love!!! Thanks for this.
Aw man, I was going to say pick me so I can give it to my hubs for Father’s day, but he already saw this and posted too (Dan F). Yeah, we’re on our third over here. WELL maybe I’ll just have to get it for him anyway. 😀
In which I try yet again to win something. Would it help if i said pretty please, pick me?
I would love to have this resource! And because I know my very logical pleading makes all the difference in the world to a random number generator, I promise to share with my two sisters-in-law, so that all 7 of our combined kids can benefit 😉
I would love to receive this!
I’d love a copy. Here’s hoping! 🙂
Sounds like a great book! Thanks
Another entry here !
sounds like a great book!
I need all the help I can get…so please pick me!
This book would be great for us. I need all the help I can get in teaching the faith to my little ones.
Sounds good! I have a gift recipient in mind for it!
It’s not only for homeschooling folks. I would say it’s for grandparents, too. Just call me babushka.
I just recently discovered the articles you write for NCR. They’re quite interesting and informative. Thank you.
I would love to have this resource.
Oh pick me! Pick me! Need all the help I can get.
Please, pick me! My kids would love this 🙂
Slipping in just before the deadline.
I hope this gets in!
I hope that you (or your randomizer) will pick me!! 🙂
I know I am running it up to the wire on this contest, but I would love to win this book!
Gimme dat book!
Oh, I may just get this in under the wire! Thanks, Simcha!
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