Ok, generally I am an on-the-ball, efficient, organized momma. I am still working on that in the Saints feasts and Church celebrations department. Excuse me, but I'm gonna get better! Really.
Any way, yesterday was the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and due to my lack of planning, I only realized this during my morning prayer. Oops. I did some looking in mommy-blogville and found some great ideas for recipes and crafts. With my limited time and lack of supplies, the best we could do was bake a cake and focus on the offering of St. Joseph ad Mary: two doves. We had read a short story of the Presentation during school and then I had Lily give a brief (prompted) re-telling of the story at mealtime with daddy. And, since we have two children, it worked out perfectly to have each of them bring their dove offering/candle to the table and we ate by candlelight. Not bad for last minute I'd say.
Today is the feast of St. Blase (a name we almost gave to Lily, had she been a boy!). I'm going to do better today. We have Mass at noon and will receive the throat blessing.
I'm looking for an excellent book that will help our family celebrate these feasts (simply and with ease) and I've seen lots of options out there. Do you have a favorite book that helps guide your Catholic family celebrations?