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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Peace in Hard Times: A lesson for families

BY SUSIE LLOYD A beautiful woman travels the world giving talks about God. She talks to an average of 2,000 people per week. Why do so...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

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...

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...

A Jesse Tree Craft Swap

REBECCA RYSKIND TETI One of the nicest traditions to emerge from the quest for appropriate family devotions during Advent is the practice of putting up...

The Church Is a Family

SUSIE LLOYD In October 2018, Pope Paul VI was proclaimed a saint of the Catholic Church. I will never forget the moment when I found...

Eucharistic Adoration for Kids

MARC CARDARONELLA What Can Children Do at Adoration? GADGETS Handheld devices are not just a means of distraction but can be a major part of our children’s...

It’s Really About the Parents

You sign up to teach fifth grade, only to find out that you're having as many conversations and answering as many questions with parents...

Guiding Youth Toward Digital Discipleship

Tips and resources for parents SR. CAROLINE CERVENY, SSJ-TOSF The use of technology is an integral part of today’s youth culture. Digital citizenship is often talked...

Three Keys to Offering Catechesis for the Families (without overhauling your programming)

JARED DEES An increasing number of parishes are experimenting with new ways to engage entire families in children’s catechesis. We have long focused almost exclusively...