I lead our moms group in a crafty activity this morning, and just wanted to share a little about it because when I was looking for ideas on making a holy water font the only options were either VERY advanced (metalworking, ceramics, etc) or an activity for children that probably wouldn’t last very long.
After much thought and scouting craft stores and online, I came up with the idea for the above font, made out of simple wooden plaques from the craft store, a metal ramekin (dish), and a holy card.
It was a bit more work preparing the pieces for all the lovely ladies in our group to be able to make one (or more) for their families, but my wonderful dad was a huge help pre-cutting and drilling all the pieces.
I also believe St. Joseph and my cabinetmaker grandpa were helping us from Heaven!
The ladies did a phenomenal job of putting them together, and personalizing them with beautiful religious artwork.
Father came in and blessed all the fonts, as well as water, so that each family can bring it home and hopefully get in the habit of frequently using this wonderful sacramental. Father also helpfully reminded us that making the Sign of the Cross with Holy Water has the power to forgive venial sins! Good stuff to have around the home and use frequently to pray the powerful prayer of The Sign of the Cross.
In honor of St Joseph, whose feast day is tomorrow, maybe someone else would like to break out the hammer and nails and build one for your family.