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Friday, June 14, 2024

Having a Plan to Encounter JESUS

Creating the right conditions JOHN P. LOZANO While there are a multitude of ways to encounter Jesus, it is important to have a focus, a plan, or...

5 Tips for Engaging Young Adults

A professor at Loyola Institute of Ministry offers advice BETH DONZE It’s a refrain heard repeatedly in Catholic Church parishes across the country: “We would like...

WINE – Women in the New Evangelization

A Catholic women’s ministry calling women to greater holiness KELLY WAHLQUIST In his apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World),...

YOUR HOLY FAMILY

BY DOBIE MOSER The Holy Family inspires trust, courage, and obedience on the path to holiness Married couples often look back at their wedding day and...

Adult Catechesis Can Fill Waiting Time Before Events or Meetings

QUESTION: Our parish traditionally hosts a Nativity play featuring first or second graders playing the parts of the Holy Family, angels, innkeepers, and animals...

Prayer Before You Begin

Jesus, help us to awaken in others the memory of God. Help us to have a living relationship with You and with our neighbor....

Helping Students and Families Learn About Purgatory 

BY SUSAN TASSONE  Purgatory — a masterpiece of God’s mercy It’s no small wonder that coming up with a lesson plan on purgatory can be challenging....

RCIA Revisited

BY IRENE MARIA DISANTO When we think of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), we think of it as the road taken by...

Faith Formation for a New Era

BY JOHN ROBERTO “We are not living an era of change but a change of era.” (Pope Francis, November 10, 2015) Every parish community wants vibrant,...

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

By Susie Lloyd Catholics are big on Mary. We place her statue in our front yards, hang her rosary from our rearview mirrors, and wear...