Sunday, February 5, 2023
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How to Approach Mass – a 4min. video with Chris Stefanik

Suggested for middle school, high school, and young adults. This short talk was given at World Youth Day in Krakow, 2016.   Image credit: Screenshot from...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church — new memorial for the liturgical calendar

Pope Francis has created a new Marian feast day. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated the Monday...

Celebrate St. Nicholas by Serving Others

CONNIE CLARK At the start of Advent, tell your students the story of St. Nicholas. Organize simple service projects as a memorable tradition for every...

Getting to the Why Behind the What

Exploring the fruits of Holy Communion with teens BECKY GROTH As Catholics we believe in the Real Presence — the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity...

Begin the National Eucharistic Revival with Living With Christ

The Bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States are calling for a Eucharistic Revival across the nation.     This three-year initiative will have many...

Lenten Practices

A Family Together - February 2012

A Wolf at the Door

Francis has been called the universal saint because almost every religious tradition recognizes and honors him. Of all the stories and legends that swirl around this great saint, one of my favorites is the story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio. It is particularly meaningful for me as a parable of true discipleship for our times.

A Family Together: Jubilee of Mercy

by Jean LarkinCLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity.   Copyright 2015, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

We Gather to Pray: Living the Joy of the Gospel

A few months ago, Pope Francis addressed Christians with a new document on the joy of the Gospel. As we celebrate this glorious season of Easter, there is no finer time to take his message to heart. Today’s prayer service is based on two key passages of Evangelii gaudium. It also includes private reflection and shared prayer.

The Assistance of Saints

These are extremely difficult financial times for many people. Many of us and our friends, spouses, and other family members are being called to shift our lives—and in the call to do that, we pray for assistance.