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Monday, July 6, 2020

Ten Family Ways for Quarantine Days

PATRICIA M. MCCORMACK, IHM, EDD Quarantine and stay-at-home days have made it possible for some of us, who are not battling illness, to devote time...

Sharing Faith with Kids Home from College

CONNIE CLARK Picking up my son from college a few weeks ago, I joined other parents hurriedly jamming comforters, laundry baskets, and tote bags full...

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...

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...

Good Faith Questions Parents Can Ask Kids

By Eileen Morgan I used to have a bumper sticker that said, “If a mother’s place is in the home why am I always in...

Curating and Targeting Adult Faith Formation

On Moving Away From One Size Fits All John Roberto Typical parish adult faith formation approaches often utilize a “one-sizefits-all” program — a Lenten speaker series,...

Got the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies? A Parent’s “How To” Lesson from the Publisher

Pflaum's Publisher David Dziena helps respond to the church-related cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a simple lesson for parents whose children learn...

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...

Dealing with the Difficult

I stood in the back of church with 120 restless children. These young children, about to receive their First Communion, were waiting for the signal to begin their procession down the center aisle.

4 Principles to Navigate the Digital Deluge – A parents’ guide

Our screen time hours are racking up. CARRIE SOUKUP For years, I’ve been vigilantly keeping technology at bay in order to keep my kids safe, natural,...