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Sunday, June 16, 2024

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...

Simple Ways to Inspire Grandchildren to be Caring Christians

Editor's note: These suggestions are helpful for grandparents to share with their grandchildren! But others may use them with children, too! Rosie Soto Seaman As Christians...

“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,...

Keeping the Triduum Alive at Home

DARIA SOCKEY The loss of Sunday mass in our parishes has left feeling bereft. We’re scrambling to find live-streamed mass and other ways to...

When You Dislike Family Prayer Time

COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN To be completely honest, I often don’t enjoy praying with my children. There. I said it. Now, this might sound ridiculous. I mean,...

Cultivate Quiet Moments

BY SUSIE LLOYD As a busy mom, my default setting is work; it goes everywhere with me. But last week I blew it. I got...

Prayer and Mass Resources for Families with Young Children

Catechist recommends that families use stay-at-home time for spiritual enrichment. This Lent, consider increasing prayer and spiritual reading with your young family members.   We offer...

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...

Parent: “I lost it today. What can I do?”

My friend's husband had just lost his job. She herself was caring for her elderly parents. So when her son rolled his eyes at...

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,”...