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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Evangelizing Parents: First Things First

As a parent myself, I know that parenting responsibilities are all-reaching and overwhelming. Parenting experts stress that if a child is to be healthy, then wholesome food must be served at home and exercise must be a part of family life. If a child is to become academically successful, the home is responsible for fostering a love of learning. Parents are called to lead by example.

10 Blessings From Living at Such a Time As This

PATTI MAGUIRE ARMSTRONG Faith gives us focus to see more clearly through raging storms such as the world pandemic we find ourselves in. Of course,...

Casting Seeds — Ideas to Draw Your Students’ Parents Toward Deeper Faith

By Daria Sockey It’s the great joy of being a catechist, the thing that makes you want to come back each week: proclaiming the Good...

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...

Profile: Special Needs Catechetical Program at Holy Family Parish, Stow, Ohio

BY LAURA YEAGER Children are a gift “Special needs children are a gift to us. We have to do the best we can to help them,”...

A Family “Rule of Life” Reduces Anxiety, Brings Peace

WILLIAM O'LEARY Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our kids are now home all day and sometimes claim they “cannot do anything!” As much as we enjoy our...

“Potato-Draining Wisdom” – a short story from God Plays a Purple Banjo

Note from the Editor: This little vignette illustrates so much ... the domestic church and how it shapes the evangelization and nurturing of children,...

Works of Mercy for Families to Perform Safely During the Pandemic

DEANNA BARTALINI Parents are being reminded in a very real way of the Baptismal promise they made to be the first people to pass on...

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...

Preparing for an Atypical Holy Week

By Fr. Roger Landry This Lent has been one few of us will ever forget. On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with ashes and reminded that...