At Christmastime, I always try to find a gift for catechists that not only shows appreciation for the time and talent they’ve given the parish, but also that’s spiritual or somehow related to Christmas. It also has to be affordable. This year, I have found that gift in A Catholic Christmas
by Kathleen M. Carroll.
From the Feast of St. Andrew to the Baptism of Our Lord, Carroll explains why we Catholics celebrate the way we do and the significance that these events hold for us. Do you know why Christmas is celebrated on December 25? How much do you really know about Saints Andrew, Nicholas, Lucy and Stephen? What about the other feasts within this Christmas season? How does it all fit together?
This year, I’m giving our parish catechists A Catholic Christmas
to help remind them that Christmas is more than just a day to give presents and eat dinner with family. I’m sure they will enjoy the easy, conversational tone of this book as they grow in understanding of their faith and our Christmas traditions.