By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/3/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
The Easter season is also a time of gift giving for Catholics since it also coincides with the traditional reception of several sacraments. Among those are baptisms, reconciliation, communion, confirmation, and of course, weddings.
Catholic Shopping .com has a wide selection of gifts for the sacramental season.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For Catholic retailers, the Easter season is the second-most popular gift-giving season of the year, serving as a counterweight to the Christmas season. Catholic shoppers turn out in droves for gifts to present on the occasion of baptisms, reconciliation, communion, confirmation, and weddings.
Fortunately, Catholic Online has made the process of shopping for a gift simple by opening Catholic Shopping .com.
See for yourself!
Catholic Shopping .com is the ideal place to find everything from Bibles, to medals, to prayer cards which make for wonderful commemorations of the sacraments.
The sacraments are the holiest rites of the Church and each one is special. Although some sacraments are repeated, such as reconciliation and communion, the first occasion of a sacrament is also noteworthy. Most people receive the sacraments as children and despite their youth, they remember the occasions for the rest of their lives.
However, adults can also receive all of these sacraments and they deserve commemoration as well.
During the sacramental season, it's okay and encouraged to give gifts that foster reverence and solemnity for the occasion. Medals of the saints, as well as prayer cards and items commemorating events such as first communion are very appropriate.
The gifts serve not so much as luxury items, although many can be exquisite, but they primarily function as memories of the first receipt of a sacrament. Naturally, the person giving the gift is well remembered too.
If you have a family member who is receiving a sacrament, then you are encouraged to visit Catholic Shopping .com to see if you can find something they would appreciate. You can also shop for yourself. Free shipping is available for qualified orders.
Hey, it doesn't hurt to look!
It doesn't hurt to look, and even if you don't know anyone receiving a sacrament it could be that a friend or neighbor does. Please feel free to share Catholic Shopping .com with them too.
Enjoy your shopping in our store and may this Easter be filled with blessings in abundance!
By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Remember your leaders, who preached the word of God to you, and as you reflect on the outcome of their lives, take their faith as your model. - Hebrews 13:7 LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - God permeates the Church, which acts as a conduit to all God has to offer ... continue reading
By Tony Magliano
Over 37 years-ago when Annunciation House - a sanctuary and home of hospitality that has served over 100,000 refugees, homeless poor and undocumented workers - was started in El Paso, Texas, founding director Ruben Garcia and a few friends wanted to place themselves ... continue reading
By Elise Harris (CNA/Europa Press)
On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said helps in staying open to God's surprises, rather than closing in on oneself. Vatican City, Italy (CNA/Europa Press) - "Prayer enables grace to open ... continue reading
By Antonio Anup Gonsalves (CNA/EWTN News)
Hundreds of sick and physically challenged people marked the Catholic Church's Year of Mercy in Thailand with a special procession through the Holy Door of the cathedral in the Diocese of Chanthaburi. Chanthaburi, Thailand (CNA/EWTN News) - "As human persons our lives ... continue reading
By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
"... all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus" - Philippians 2:10 LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Jesus' name is so powerful, all must bow before it.That being said, the darkness at work in Colorado ... continue reading
Pictures of a young Argentinian nun - smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer - have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers. Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNA) - Sister Cecilia Maria lived in Saints ... continue reading
By Elise Harris (CNA/EWTN News)
On Tuesday, Benedict XVI gave his second public speech since his final day as Pope, expressing gratitude for a lengthy priesthood and for Pope Francis' "goodness," which he said moves him deeply. Vatican City, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - Speaking to Pope Francis and ... continue reading
By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
A prominent Christian is ready to unveil his $102 million theme park to the public, centered around a life-size replica of Noah's ark. The attraction, known as "Ark Encounter," will open in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 7. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Ken ... continue reading
By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)
Pope Francis told journalists on Sunday that he was somewhat angered when reports emerged that the Church was allegedly paving the way for the ordination of women to the diaconate, since no such change is in the works. Vatican City, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - "The first ... continue reading
By (CNA/EWTN News)
Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday. Yerevan, Armenia (CNA/EWTN News) - "With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already ... continue reading