May is a month that the Catholic Church around the world traditionally dedicates to Mary, the Mother of God. Here are a few simple ways that you can honor her this month.
By Colleen Pressprich
October is the month of the Rosary, and as such, it’s a great time of year to explore the ways that you can pray the rosary as a family.
Praying an entire rosary as a family can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially if you have young children. You can build confidence (and endurance) by taking it one step at a time. I think we’ve all had experiences where we’ve bit off more than we could chew and ended up walking away from a goal simply because we tried to do too much too soon.
by Lindsay Schlegel
As a parent responding to the call to raise my children in the Faith, I want to make the liturgical year feel alive and active. The rhythms of seasons of fasting and feasting are meant to reach us as creations of the Creator and to help us—children and adults alike—draw closer to the Lord.
During Advent, we have a Jesse tree, nativity sets, and Advent calendars to mark the season of waiting before Christmas begins. The kids pick out tags from the giving tree at church and select a gift to give.
It’s a little bit more challenging to make the season of Lent compelling to a child.
By Anne Metz
Our current pandemic situation has caused us to change a lot of our regular habits, including sometimes going to Mass in person as a family. As with many other situations we’ve faced this past year, celebrating Mass from home with kids can be challenging to say the least, but it is possible! Here are some tips to help you and your family enjoy a peaceful Mass on Sundays.