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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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...

Engage First Communion Parents

LEISA ASLINGER My first year as a catechetical leader was one of the most difficult of my life. For months, I dreaded answering the phone,...

Ordinary Time … anything but ordinary (2-minute video)

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany, New York, reminds us that the liturgical season of Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary...

Grandparents: Share Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Story (Dec. 12th)

Editor's note: This activity is written for grandparents, but it can be easily used by families and others to share this feast day with...