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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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....

The Heart of the Message of Fatima

By Virginia M. Kimball Pray, fast, confess, receive the Eucharist, and be devoted to the Immaculate Heart ​One hundred years ago, in 1917, three years...

10 Strategies for Lifelong Spiritual Learning

Here are ten strategies that keep you learning and help you explore learning opportunities. The list begins with ideas that will help keep you current and the required minimal time and cost. As your circumstances permit, you may wish to engage in a more extended or more formal experience.

Hurry—Only Four More Weeks ’til Christmas!

Advent is a Time for Spiritual Housekeeping SUSIE LLOYD As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus let us keep in mind this often-overlooked truth...

Keeping Parents Engaged After Their Children’s First Sacraments

Following up after Baptism and First Communion LISANNE V. JENSEN Photographs have been snapped. Family and friends have celebrated together. Gifts have been opened. The signed,...

Involving FAMILIES in Sacramental Preparation

Examining an integrated approach Bob Alexander Parent formation is an important component of a good religious education program, yet sometimes it is missing. Since “parents...

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),...

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,...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Friends Are Leaving the Church

Question: I have a growing number of friends who are leaving the Catholic Church for mega churches. I want to share with them how...

Can a Catholic Marry a Non-Catholic? (10-min. video)

A seemingly simple question many of us are asked. Take 10 minutes and listen to this explanation.