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1 Faith-filled, Fun, Flexible CATHOLIC CLUBS FOR ALL AGES

2 FAITH-FILLED CLUBS Totally Catholic Content Shared Catholic Friendships Includes Scripture, Virtues, Saints Biographies, Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Includes Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Unchanging Faith, Fresh Presentation

3 FLEXIBLE Ages Kindergarten through High School Locally run, no national dues or registration Affordable: books $4.50 to $10 Can be implemented in home, homeschool group, school or parish Materials available to pick and choose what you want or supply your own

4 FUN! Age appropriate material Songs, crafts, Bible shouts Activities, Field trips Pilgrimages, May Crownings Shared Liturgies Group Prayer & Ceremonies

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6 Developed 1994 by Rachel Watkins and Catholic homeschool group. Four Wreaths of study for girls ages 5 and up Virtue based program integrating Scripture and Lives of the saints Currently serves approximately 4000 girls worldwide Wide variety of materials available

7 Member s Guides should be purchased for each girl Other optional materials include sashes, badges, bandana, shirts and more. Girls earn their petals by practicing virtues.

8 Leader s Guides for each Wreath walk you through a suggested meeting and teaching of the virtues. Supporting materials include Craft Companions, Prayer & Ceremony book, Tea and Luncheon Manual, Virtue Stories and more! Online Leader support has over 1000 leaders worldwide.

9 God bless y'all as y'all start your Little Flowers group. It will be a HUGE blessing in the life of your children as well as yours. LF Leader, TX We had our first meeting two weeks ago and the girls can't wait for the next one! Don't be afraid to start the group, even with a few girls as we did. It's definitely been a good decision for us so far. Lynn, WI Tonight was my first night of Little Flowers at our parish. It went excellent! I know that once the word gets around, it will be huge!!! We had so much fun. I really appreciate the flexibility in the program to adjust it to your groups style. I am glad there are not a lot of regulations, training, and obstacles to run the program. I love it! CV, MD

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11 BLUE KNIGHTS BOYS CLUB Written by Maj. Dan McGuire (Marine Corp, retired) Catholic homeschool dad of 8, theology professor. Written for busy dads in mind Encouraged that dads lead group, but flexible

12 BLUE KNIGHTS BOYS CLUB Knights for Virtue! The boys program is based on Ephesians 5, where the boys build a suit of armor as they learn virtue through Scripture and the lives of saints.

13 BLUE KNIGHTS BOYS CLUB First Year, boys make a suit of armor as they practice virtues. Subsequent years learn about missionaries, sacraments, points of catechism Badges, medals and merit certificates can be earned as boys practice their faith.

14 SUPPORT MATERIALS Like the LFGC, there are a variety of materials available for BKBC. A sample from the Craft Companion book is seen at left

15 BLUE KNIGHTS BOYS CLUB We have all of the dads involved. I would not do Blue Knights without some strong support from the dads. We have boys of several different ages and all of their dads come to each meeting. Each dad takes turn leading the prayer / talk or the craft / game. We do not have any moms. Not that moms are bad, but this is a great thing for dads and sons. We have 20 boys, 1st-6th grade. It's been a great year. We used dowel rods and the boys got to spray paint them outside. we then did spear tossing contests for distance and accuracy. they also used them to attack garbage bags full of newspapers (dragons/sins). 4 years later and my son still uses his (and he's 15 now)

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17 LITTLE WOMEN HOSPITALITY PROGRAM For ages 10 and up Teaches different aspects of the virtue of hospitality such as setting and clearing the table, preparing a room for a guest, cooking, sewing, tea party, etc.

18 SERVING CHRIST BY SERVING OTHERS The girls in the program earn charms for a charm bracelet or necklace as they practice different aspects of serving Christ through the service of others.

19 HOSPITALITY MEANS The aspects of hospitality that are explored in this program include: cooking, cleaning, setting and clearing a table, the skill of conversation, table manners, sewing and modesty, preparing a room for a guest, correspondence, bringing hospitality to others, planning a tea party and hosting a book club.

20 LITERATURE AND FAITH The Hospitality Program incorporates examples from literature (e.g. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott) as well as a specific patronage of Our Lady to help the girls in their practice of the skills of hospitality.

21 LITTLE WOMEN HOSPITALITY PROGRAM This is a wonderful program and a much needed staple in our worldly environment. It is a blessing to us and our girls! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a wonderful gift. SM, CA

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23 Our Lady's Honor Guard is a challenging, inspiring, and rewarding Catholic program for youth ages 12 and up, encompassing four areas of concentration: The World, The Church, The Diocese, and The Family. The program molds youth into true defenders of the faith. Participants strive toward the Crown of Distinction by earning pins in each of the four areas.

24 WORLD CONCENTRATION: - Vocations - Information Media - Environment - Social Justice CHURCH CONCENTRATION: - Love of Mary - Love of the Pope - Love of Scripture - Love of the Eucharist - Heart of a Saint/Martyr - Heart of a Pilgrim - Heart of a Missionary - Heart of an Apologist - Heart of a Historian DIOCESE CONCENTRATION: - Historian - Parish Life - School Life - Philanthropic Work FAMILY CONCENTRATION: - Skills in Housekeeping - Skills in the Garden - Skills in the Kitchen - Skills with Children - Skills with Animals - Skills with Free Time - Skills with First Aid - Skills with the Tool Box

25 Participants are encouraged to work in groups, supporting one another in completing each area of concentration. This program could be successfully implemented in a Junior High or High School Youth Group Setting.

26 IMPLEMENTING THE GROUPS: THE PARISH SETTING Girls ages 5-9: Little Flowers Girls Club Boys ages 5-12: Blue Knights Boys Club Girls ages 10-12: Little Women Hospitality Program Boys/Girls ages 13 and up: Our Lady s Honor Guard

27 PARISH ORDERING INFORMATION Parishes can be billed with terms of 30 days. Simply fax order to: on parish letterhead, signed by authorized purchaser. Generous 30 day return policy for full refund. Credit on returns past 30 days. Free shipping on orders over $ For pre-paid online orders, go to:

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