As you can see from our featured image and its caption, we have been the lucky recipients of a monthly box from The Mass Box. It’s pretty great, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
As busy American women, life is hectic. We’re wives. And moms. We’re workers (whether at an office away from home, an office within the home, or the kitchen and bedrooms) regardless of employment status. We’ve got a lot going on, and if you’re anything like me, your domestic church has seen better days by this time of the year; especially now that it’s ordinary time again!
Enter The Mass Box.
I love that this company started as a family and is now run by moms, dads, and young adults. It was founded because founders Ashley & Raymond felt pulled to do more with their three young children (five and younger). The kids struggled to behave at Mass (sound familiar?). They found that on the rare occasion they could prepare ahead of time with a craft, things went more smoothly. Ashley’s background is TV production, so the family decided to conduct a 100-family “trial run” of The Mass Box, which included a children’s show and companion materials.
How’d that work for them? According to their About Us page, they “now send out kits to hundreds of families and produce the show for every Sunday and Holy Day!” That’s so awesome!
They have a simple mission: “We at the Mass Box are a team of moms and dads and young adults passionate about passing the faith on to the next generation.” They continue to do this through the collection and distribution of the craft materials you’ll need alongside a webisode craft show that will demonstrate how to make the crafts and talk about the Mass topics that correlate.
Little Miss was psyched (to put it mildly) that we’d have crafts to do together that related to the Mass. I was excited to see what the hype was all about.
You know you’re thinking it…
They also have things available for a one-time purchase: a family Paschal Candle Kit ($19.95) and a comic/activity book/DVD called Catholic Investigators: Church Mission, which familiarizes kiddos with items in the church ($10.00).
If these aren’t your thing, exactly, but your kiddos like to read, they’ve got you covered there, too. They’ve got a monthly magazine for kids ages 4-8. You can purchase this via a 3-Month Prepay ($5.32/issue) or a 12-Month Prepay ($4.97/issue).