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BONUS FOR THIS WEEK: We've given you a taste with a video for this Friday's Holy Day of Obligation -- scroll down below!

Free Catholic Kids Activities

August 22 is the Memorial of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Gather the kids and click to pray with us the 5th Glorious Mystery, The Crowning of Mary, from our Glorious Mysteries Rosary CD

coloring pagesAugust 22 is the Memorial of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary!  You can learn all about it by clicking on the audio link to pray along with us the 5th Glorious Mystery (you'll hear Scripture and an explanation of the Mystery, too!) and by downloading the free coloring pages, too!

Deal of the DaySt. Rose of Lima's feast day is August 23rd!  Caroline's middle name is "Rose" in her honor, so we are preparing to celebrate that day as is appropriate for a 6 year old's name day, as you can imagine!

You can hear her exciting story, “Knock, and it will be opened to you!” in Glory Story vol. 10.


The CD is ON SALE NOW plus it contains the story of St. Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast day was August 14th!

Assumption Craft "Queenship of Mary" craft

The Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15th, but did you know that the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated just one week later, on August 22nd?  That makes sense, since these two events are the 4th and 5th Glorious Mysteries.  You can make this craft to celebrate that Mary is the Queen of Heaven and Earth -- just be certain to add a "crown" on Mary's head!

Assumption craftSupplies

  • Print - out coloring picture of Mary from The Triumph of Jesus Coloring Book. Click here to print out this picture.
  • Light-colored craft pom-poms
  • Crayons, Colored Pencils, or Markers
  • Glue
  • Blue construction paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Craft jewels (optional)


  1. Print out the picture of the Assumption, color the picture, and cut out the Mary.
  2. Glue the image of Mary onto blue construction paper.
  3. Next, cut out tissue paper into little squares and crumple in the middle to make cherub wings. Glue the middle of the wings around Mary, wherever you want your cherubs to be.
  4. Next, glue some poms-poms into the middle of the wings. The pom-poms will be your cherub heads. You can use gold or silver glitter glue to make a halo around the “cherub heads.”
  5. Now, glue on cotton balls underneath and even around Mary. These will be the clouds.
  6. You can now decorate your picture however you want. You could put glitter glue on Mary’s halo or the cherubs’ wings. Or you could make a border of craft jewels around your picture as a frame. Have fun!

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