Catholic All Year at Home, Ep. 5: St. Joseph

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Blog, Catholic All Year at Home, Lent, March | 0 comments

St. Joseph is the patron that we have chosen for our family this year. So needless to say I absolutely had to do something special to share about our St. Joseph traditions with you!

Though he was a quiet man, who left us not even a single quote, there is certainly no shortage of devotion to St. Joseph around the world. In my family, we draw on Sicilian traditions and St. Joseph’s occupation as a carpenter to inspire our food and activities for our celebration.

Watch as the kids and I make cream puffs, hammer nails, and eat spaghetti with our hands off the table. I hope you and your kids find this episode to be an inspiration for fun and easy ways to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph later this month!

You can watch the St. Joseph episode exclusively at Formed.org.

My family will be saying the St. Joseph Novena this year for a special intention. Will you join us? You can sign up here for email reminders from Pray More Novenas if you’d like. The St. Joseph Novena usually begins on March 10 to finish on March 18, but since St. Joseph’s Day is moved to March 20 in 2023, starting on March 11 and finishing March 19 would work too. We’ll be praying for your intentions as well!


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THIS EPISODE’S RECIPES

St. Joseph – March 20th

Pasta on the Table (Pasta Alla Pavola)

Sfinge Cream Puffs

Caprese Skewers

Melon & Prosciutto Skewers

Spiced Play Dough

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Pasta on the Table – St. Joseph’s Day Kit

Ora et Labora Plaque DIY Kit

Feast Day Prep Squad Apron

St. Joseph Folding Yard Stick

Missed the last episode?

If you’d like to see more episodes, please consider watching, commenting, and sharing the links with your friends, family members, parish and school/homeschool groups.

We had such fun making these!

Special thanks from me to the awesome CAY at Home team.

  • Leo Severino, executive producer, you might know him from Bella (2006) and Sound of Freedom (2022)
  • John Haggard, producer and director, also Dean of Students and Faculty at my kids’ school
  • Elizabeth Mirzaei, director of photographer/editor, academy award-nominated documentary filmmaker known for Three Songs for Benazir (2021) and also my YouTube videos
  • Charley Blum, director of photographer/editor, JP Catholic alum
  • Jennifer Rueda, makeup, wardrobe, set design, and fellow homeschool mom
  • Keeley Bowler, production manager, also CAY marketing manager and homeschool mom
  • Brian Battles, colorist, also visual effects for Star Wars and Star Trek and Transformers movies

They’re all super talented and super Catholic and it’s an honor to collaborate with them on my little show. Have you watched it? I’d love to hear what you think!

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Hi! I’m Kendra.

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