If you have been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church's liturgical year into your family life, this is the book for you. If you have no idea what the liturgical year is, but you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass—in every season, all year long—this is the book for you too.
With wisdom and humor mother and blogger Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates Catholic seasons and feasts—from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond. She provides ideas for stories, activities, foods, and decorations that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning. She also offers tips and survival tricks from her fifteen years in the Catholic mommy trenches about such challenges as bringing young children to Mass and saying a family Rosary.
Whether you're a convert or a revert or a lifelong Catholic, a member of a big family or a small one, a stay-at-home or a working parent, you're sure to find ways to make your Catholic faith a memorable and meaningful part of your busy family life—and have fun doing it!
"If this book can help someone like me live out the liturgical year, it can help anyone!"
—Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM Radio Host; Author, One Beautiful Dream
"The Catholic All Year Compendium will help your family discover the richness of ordinary life as you mark the rhythm of the seasons by the cadence of the feasts of the Church."
— Rev. Francis "Rocky" Hoffman, C.E.O., Relevant Radio
"Kendra shares her vast experiences of celebrating our faith. Your children, toddlers, and teens will love learning about saints, feast days, and seasons with prayers, parties, and special meals. This book is the perfect addition to every Catholic home."
— Michele Faehnle, Co-Author, Divine Mercy for Moms
"Kendra makes living the ancient rhythm of the liturgical year accessible and fun. No matter your family size or budget, this book is packed with encouragement, wit, and humor."
— Mary Lenaburg, Author, Be Brave in the Scared
"Destined to become a classic, this volume achieves the elusive: it is at once comprehensive and unintimidating. This gem is both deep and wide. It's an encyclopedia of ideas for living liturgically at home. But it's also a personal story of one woman's deep love for the Catholic faith and how she brings it to life for her family."
— Elizabeth Foss, Founder, Take Up & Read