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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Assessing Needs

Planning adult faith formation SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time...

An Advent Calendar for Adults

Advent is a four-week period of increased prayer and preparation before Christmas. We are well acquainted with the practice of employing Advent calendars with children...

Healing and Hope for Adults after Abortion

Links to bookmark, save, and share PAT GOHN This is a most tender subject. And chances are good that many people — both women and men...

Attending to Spiritual Direction: What it is — and how it helps

By Joy Davis “As she has always done, today the Church continues to recommend the practice of spiritual direction, not only to all those who...

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,...

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...

What’s a Godparent to Do?

It’s more than an honor — it’s a commitment SUSIE LLOYD It is such an honor to be a godparent. It feels as though you’ve won...

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...

Pros and Cons of a Year-Round RCIA Program

Part two of a two-part series. For Part 1, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO I am the coordinator for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)...

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,...