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Who Was Blessed Solanus Casey?

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Who Was Blessed Solanus Casey?

By Colleen Pressprich

As a Catholic parent, I love getting to introduce my kids to saints from all over the world, but it’s especially wonderful when I get to share a saint with them from close to home.  

A modern saint who spent many years serving in Detroit, Blessed Solanus’s profile has risen in recent years, and I’m glad of it. This humble doorkeeper is a wonderful companion and friend to our family and many others.

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Why Should You Go to Mass on Vacation?

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Why Should You Go to Mass on Vacation?

by Anne Metz

Are you a family that attends Mass while on vacation? If not, let this be the year it becomes a family tradition. There are so many reasons to attend church while you are away. It might seem like an inconvenience, but the benefits will far outweigh any negatives. Here are just a few reasons why you should go to Mass while you are away.

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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

By Colleen Pressprich

Sts. Peter and Paul are arguably two of the most well-known and influential saints in the Catholic Church. So why do they share the same feast day on June 29?

Let’s take a look at who these two men were, why they are important, and why the Church has chosen to celebrate them together.

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What is Vacation Bible School

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What is Vacation Bible School

By Anne Metz

Vacation Bible School is essentially a summer camp, with a focus on God. They are plentiful - run by many different churches- and include all the trappings of a traditional summer camp, including crafts, games, snacks, and music. 

Why Should You Send Your Child?

It’s Fun!

Vacation Bible School (sometimes referred to as Vacation Bible Adventure) is fun. There are games and plays and crafts and snacks and lots of signing. The kids are definitely not just sitting in a classroom all day learning about God. They play games outside, paint, learn new songs complete with dances and hand motions, and laugh with friends. Yes, VBS is Christ-Centered but the kids learn about our faith in a fun way.

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What is a Marian Apparition?

What is a Marian Apparition?

By Colleen Pressprich

May is a month that the Catholic Church traditionally devotes to Mary, the Mother of Christ. During this month, I like to spend some time with my children learning about the different Marian apparitions that have taken place throughout the Church’s history. 

What is a Marian Apparition?

A Marian apparition is a mystical event where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appears here on the earth. They take many forms and have happened since the earliest years of Christianity all the way up to modern times.

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