1. Holy Mass
2. Celebrating the tradition of giving gold coins in shoes, just as St. Nicholas gave to those in need...
4. Crafting St. Nicholas...
We just printed these St. Nicholas Roll-Ups from the (generous) St. Nicholas Center, colored, and stapled to toilet paper tubes~Easy peasie! We have our eye on some other neat St. Nicholas figures to make next year:) The St. Nicholas Center really has everything you need to celebrate this great saint!
5. Feasting in honor of St. Nicholas...This was our 2nd Annual Mighty Miter cake! I posted directions over at Catholic Cuisine where you will find many other feasting ideas.
7. Pray for the intercession of St. Nicholas...
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St Nicholas Center
on this your holy feast day.
We rejoice that you are the patron saint
and the holy symbol of joy
for many peoples of many lands.
and be our patron and companion
as we, once again, prepare our homes and hearts
for the great feast of Christmas,
the birth of the Eternal Blessing, Jesus Christ.
be a sign of Advent joy for us.
May these candy canes,
shaped just like your Bishop's staff,
be for us a sign of your benevolent care.
and that so many have been delighted
through your great generosity.
Help us to be as generous of heart.
on tree or wall or door,
may they carry with them
the bright blessing of God.
May all who shall taste them
experience the joy of God
upon their tongues and in their hearts.
these your brightly striped sweets
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
From Prayers for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Worship in the Home by Edward Hays, copyright © 1989 (revised) Forest of Peace Publishing. Used by permission. Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.
9. Buy extra holy cards and share them away:)
10. Imitate St. Nicholas...Do an anonymous act of kindness!