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Family Favorite Catholic Reads!

As a Catholic mom and elementary school teacher, I have always been drawn to Catholic books to read to my kids. I could spend hours in a Catholic book store!

St. John Bosco once said, “Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book,” and I couldn’t agree more!

Books are a way to build a special bond with my children. It not only helps to build their vocabulary, but also helps the Holy Spirit to guide them as they grow! With my 3 ½ year old starting to ask more questions, I love reading books about God and the Catholic faith so that I can explain more to her.

My 1 ½ year old has a compromised immune system, so we have not been able to attend Mass since Covid. Books are our way of showing the girls more about God’s love for them (in addition to virtual Mass, of course)!

Below is a list of our family favorites!

Ages 0-2:

Ages 2-4:

Ages 4-6:

Create your own Books:

  • Make your own “Seek & Find” Book: I took photos around our Parish of different items. My kids loved flipping through it during Mass, but also like lifting the flaps at home as well. Some examples: Altar, Virgin Mary statue & Stations of the Cross.

  • Make your own Saint Book: We like using Saint cards or drawing photos of Saints we are learning about!

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Why not read more to them about God and our beautiful Catholic faith? With this being an unusual time during Covid, it is even more of a reason to cuddle up with your kiddo and read! In the words of St. Padre Pio, “Help yourself during this troubled period by reading holy books. This reading provides excellent food for the soul.” Happy family reading!

Written By:

Steph Hampton

FAITH Board Member

8th Grade PSR Teacher

Elementary Ed Teacher turned Stay-at-home Mom

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