Now that you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast, many of you are gearing up for "Black Friday", that annual shopping frenzy that so many of us have heard about.  This year, if you are planning to shop online at all, I hope you will consider making some of your purchases through  If you use our links to shop on The Catholic Company or Amazon, a portion of your purchase price will go directly to  These funds are used to help us keep our activities and resources free for families and parishes around the world.  Also, our friends at The Catholic Company have given us a great gift - free shipping on all purchases through Monday!  This means that from the comfort of your own home, you can buy all of their wonderful Advent supplies and Catholic gifts, plus you can even pre-order my new book The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul, and pay no shipping fees!

I hope you enjoy Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and thank you for your continued support of!