This missive came across the transom the other day…a reminder for those of you involved in ministry that December 6 is a bit more than a month away.
St. Nicholas time is coming!
www.stnicholascenter.org is the place for free resources to celebrate St. Nicholas at home, church or school–EVERYTHING to celebrate St. Nicholas.
You’ll find 41 new and 21 updated articles throughout the site. Here are just a few to note:
- Make special new bright standup St. Nicholas figures from Gertrud Mueller Nelson;
- Recipes, including savory options and cookies, too;
- Use our stickers to make simple ornaments.
Find other new and updated pages and lists using the New Search feature, found at the top right of nearly every page.
My Memory Game for Advent & Christmas is the perfect fun gift to make Advent and Christmas symbols familiar. This quality game from Germany comes with English instructions.
The shop is still filled with your favorites, too. Orders normally go out the day after receipt by Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery in the US).
We love to hear from you. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.
In the spirit of St. Nicholas—
St. Nicholas Center
An ecumenical non-profit, providing resources for churches, families, and schools
I usually don’t just paste items like this, but I believe so strongly in the mission of the St. Nicholas Center that I wanted to do so here. Emphasizing St. Nicholas is such an easy way to re-up the actual Catholicity Factor of your Catholic parish or school – so, you know..don’t have “Breakfast with Santa,” folks – have Breakfast with St. Nicholas. Have St. Nicholas visit the religious education program on the Sunday before his feast – buy a bunch of holy cards and have chocolate coins to distribute. Easy.
Also easy is celebrating – Bambinelli Sunday! On the Second Sunday of Advent, have children bring the Baby Jesus figures from their home nativities to Mass for a blessing. It’s a recent tradition to do this in Rome, as children bring their bambinelli to St. Peter’s for the Pope’s blessing – here’s the web page of the group that organizes it and here’s my blog post on last year’s event.
Also..All Saints’ Day coming up next week..it’s never too late to have a saint book in the house..or gift one to your local Catholic school classroom.
And if All Saints’ is next week and St. Nicholas day is a little over a month away..that must mean that Advent is on the way as well. Of course. So it’s definitely not too late to order this devotionals for your parish or school families (click on covers)…