March 5, 2013

First Reconciliation (& A Giveaway!)

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Way back this summer, I was contacted by Catholic Family Gifts online store asking if I would do a review and/or giveaway in this little bloggy space of mine.  I dropped the ball at the time, but they were ever so gracious in asking me if I would be able to help them out during the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion gift season.

Caleb is preparing for First Holy Communion in a couple months and we thought he would be the perfect candidate for tying out the Small St. Joseph's Children's Missal (product details).  In addition to the prayers of the Mass, this little book also contains many prayers that children often (should) know.   He actually brought it with the morning of his First Reconciliation to give it a try!  (On a side note, Daddy was not impressed when I asked him to sneakily take photos with his phone.... I have been assured that all photo taking was done before the community service portion of the morning took place.)

The smaller size of this children's missal makes it ideal for little hands and it fits easily in my purse or diaper bag to bring with when we head to church.  The front cover has a place to note special dates such as Baptism, First Holy Communion, & Confirmation.  I was a little bummed there was no place for First Reconciliation, however.

Catholic Family Gifts has a thorough collection of Catholic gift items for all seasons and occasions.  While my order was obviously processed in a slightly different manner, customer service was excellent and I was impressed with the speed of their shipping department.  Packaging was protective without being excessive (it is a personal pet peeve of mine when small items come in huge boxes).

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The book eventually found a home near our dining room table, where Caleb is diligently attempting to teach us all the Grace After Meals Prayer.   Disregard the dirty bib and salad greens....after all, Logan did!  (Kylee is reading "her" prayer book, which is actually Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan...anyone know any good Fatima books for a little girl?  The stories I have are all for older kiddos......)

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So what you really want to know now is how to get your own, right?  Well you have two options

1- If you can't wait, Order one RIGHT NOW at Catholic Family Gifts!!!

OR

2- Enter to win one, right on this blog  (And then if you don't win you can still order one!)

How to Enter

I haven't really jumped onto the complicated methods of blog contest entry so I'm still in the old fashioned era of leave a comment for each entry.  If you don't check back on this blog often, be sure to leave an email where you can be contacted.  I would hate for someone to miss out on a prize because they didn't see they won and I had no way to contact them.

How many times can you enter?

1.  Because you read this post and are awesome that way, leave a comment for your first entry.
2.  If you become a new follower of this blog you can enter again (leave a new comment)
3.  If you become a new follower of this blog on Facebook you can enter again (new comment)
4.  Share this post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media site and leave a comment with a link to each share!
5.  Follow Catholic Family Gifts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social media sites (YouTube, Google Plus) and again...leave a new comment for each site you join.

I will leave the comments open until Monday, March 11th!

Good Luck!

6 comments:

Angie said...

I'm excited! Pick me.

Angie said...

I shared on Facebook! ;-)

Lisa Steger said...

Thanks Heidi!

Trina said...

Sounds like a great book - my son would love this!

Monique said...

What a wonderful book. My daughter just made her First Penance last week.
I nominated your blog for a homeschooling blog award. You can check it out her.
http://mountainofgracehomeschooling.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-second-blog-award-homeschool.html

Michelle said...

Pick me! :) and congratulations to your son for his First Reconciliation! How exciting!!