Beat the August Heat Giveaway


It’s the February of summer in my neck of the woods, where the heat and humidity are so oppressive we take refuge in whatever cool area we can find.

So why not have a giveaway? And a chocolate milkshake?

You’re sure to find something in the selections below to make your August look brighter, and all you have to do is enter your name in the comments (one per person, please) by August 15 at 11 PM PST.

Thanks to all of our generous supporters for helping us to beat the August heat!

From Bezalel Books:

Catholic Family Boot Camp, by Mary Lou Rosien

Dear God, I Don’t Get It!, by Patti Maguire Armstrong

Elizabeth, by Cheryl Dickow

God Calling, Please Pick Up!, by Patty Ward

Hiding the Stranger Trilogy (3 books in 1!), by Joan Kelly

Where Do Deacons Come From?, by Elizabeth Ficocelli (NEW RELEASE!)

Where Do Priests Come From?, by Elizabeth Ficocelli

Where Do Sisters Come From?, by Elizabeth Ficocelli


A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, by Lisa Hendey, autographed (NEW RELEASE!)

The Handbook for Catholic Moms, by Lisa Hendey, autographed Apron Mouse Pad

From CatholicTV:

CatholicTV Beach Towel (4 total)

CatholicTV Fan Pack, with a mug, pen, and t-shirt

From Oceanhouse Media,
Makers of the Berenstain Bear Apps:

The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done book app (3 total)

The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors book app (3 total)

The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share book app (3 total)

The Berenstain Bears Faithful Friends book app (3 total)

The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School book app (3 total)

The Berenstain Bears Discover God’s Creation book app (3 total)

From Servant Books:

Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth, by Dion DiMucci

Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life, by Julie Davis

The Rosary Project: A Celebration of Prayer and Song (2 CDs), by Chris Padgett

Weightless: Making Peace with your Body, by Kate Wicker

Wholly Mary: Mother of God, by Chris Padgett

From St. Anthony Messenger Books:

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage (audiobook), by Roy Petitfils

From Individual Donors:

In Name Only (Kindle or e-book), by Ellen Gable (5 copies), courtesy of Ellen Gable Hrkach

Embroidered Heirlooms $50 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Embroidered Heirlooms

Baptism Bowl, courtesy of Clarey Clay Works

Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families, by Sarah Reinhard

Mercy Is… CD of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Songs of Mercy, Forgiveness, and Praise (5 copies), courtesy of Mary Selano

Handmade Rosary, courtesy of Mary Selano

Avon grab bag of 3 full-size products, courtesy of Ebeth Weidner

Full-size tube of “Outspoken” by Fergie, courtesy of Ebeth Weidner

One-year subscription to St. Mary’s Messenger Magazine for Kids, courtesy of St. Mary’s Messenger

To enter the contest, enter your name in the comments
(one per person, please)
by August 15 at 11 PM PST


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I have started praying the rosary, but without the actual rosary so that prize would definitely come in handy!

  2. Jenny Panico on

    I love this! I am semi new Catholic(3 yrs) and am a stay at home mom. I am trying to raise my kids and family in Catholic faith and am trying to build my book collection. I am in love with everything!

  3. I love give aways. You have a great selection of books. I already have a couple of Elizabeth Fiocelli’s books. I’d love the one you have listed here. But, all the family, prayer, and music things look great also. Thanks.

  4. I have already read The Handbook For Catholic Moms and just ordered Weightless. Thank you so much for always suggesting great books. I have yet to be disappointed.

  5. I love having articles from waiting for me in my work e-mail. I find the book reviews and reflections helpful personally and professionally. thanks!

  6. There are many wonderful items in this givaway and I would feel blessed to have any of them. Thank you Catholic mom!!!

  7. CatholicMom rocks – We’re proud to be donating our personalized Baptism Bowl in this wonderful giveaway!! —

  8. Catherine Schuelke on

    Wow! That’s a lot of giveaways, including a number of items I haven’t seen before. I really like the Baptism Bowl. I hadn’t seen the Ficocelli books yet, or the Bernstein Bears apps. Just looking at the list is fun! Thanks! And if you are somewhere that it is raining, we could use some of that more than a cool spell. (If I win the Baptism Bowl, can you send it WITH some Holy Water? :-). )


  9. Michelle Hinckley on

    Thanks for the very generous giveaway! I would love a chance to win and share with friends and family. Michelle Hinckley

  10. Veronica Nolt on

    I love the book selections! I am always looking for the next book purchase! Please enter my name. Thanks!

  11. What a great contest. I can think families members who would love each and every one of these prizes. Thanks for putting this together.

  12. Christine Newpower on

    Thanks for all the great book reviews and the great resource for Catholic Moms in general.
    Christine Newpower

  13. Oops! I think I messed up. I was trying to ‘enter’ the giveaway yesterday and ended up commenting in the Facebook area just above the blog comments. Sorry – just noticed it this morning 🙁

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