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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Nurturing Family Faith at Home

Important strategies to build up Catholic families JOHN ROBERTO We know how important parents and the whole family are in forming the faith of young people....

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 4: Cementing Your Child’s Faith...

MARC CARDARONELLA Liturgy is essential for faith formation. You can talk and look at pictures all day, but liturgy is like a giant object lesson. There are...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 3: Teaching Your Kids to...

MARC CARDARONELLA In the end the Catholic faith is not set of doctrines. It’s a story. Yes, doctrine is important. However, the true heart of Catholicism...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 2: Teaching Kids to Pray

MARC CARDARONELLA Prayer is the entryway into the spiritual life. It’s a practice simple enough for a child and deep enough for a saint. Praying is...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 1: The Benefits of Discussing...

MARC CARDARONELLA You, dear parents, are indispensable. When it comes to forming the faith of your children, there is no substitute for your involvement, example, and...

What Catholics Should Know About the Liturgical Calendar – Lent and Easter

By Donna Frasier The Liturgical calendar, especially during Lent and Easter, invites individuals and families to form stronger bonds between themselves and God. We should...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

Car Talk: Great questions for parents to share with children before and after Mass

An excerpt from Our Catholic Family Before-Mass Car Talk Use the time in the car before Mass to “prime the pump” so that the family will...

The Bible: Better than TV

Help your children get the real stories SUSIE LLOYD The Bible is the greatest story ever told, and I’m not just saying that because I’m supposed...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...