The Grace Trifecta: Three Ways Catechists Can Support Families

Prayer, sacrament and Scripture make the perfect “grace trifecta” for building a firm foundation of faith. Here are simple and fun ways to help families incorporate the grace trifecta at home. by Allison Gingras  Catechists can support families to encounter … Read More

Refresh Your Bedtime Prayer Routine with a Prayer Playlist

Instead of drudging through the daily ritual of reciting routine evening prayers, sing, work and pray together to a prerecorded prayer playlist. Editor’s Note: This piece originally appearing in Work & Play, Day By Day, a blog by Heidi Indahl. … Read More

Thirty Seconds of Silence: A Great Way to Help Kids Prepare for Prayer

  It sounds simple, but if you make a habit of it, taking thirty seconds of silence before (and after) your spoken prayer can improve your family prayer time and lay the foundation for kids to learn meditative prayer.   … Read More

Make Ordinary Time Special with Your Family

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“It’s ordinary time,” my son lamented. “Nothing exciting until Advent.” But as astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno reminded me, ordinary time is special in its own way. Here are six family faith practices to make ordinary time special with your family.   … Read More

Examinations of Conscience for Kids

  Before you celebrate the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation with your kids, help them to prepare by coaching them through an examination of conscience. Here are some tips, resources, and several examinations of conscience to choose from.   Before … Read More

Share Your Day’s Highs and Lows as a Family

  “Highs and Lows” is a simple way to check in with family members about their day, and bring the day to God.   This article is adapted from the book 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids.   Here’s a … Read More

May Is Mary’s Month: Here’s How to Celebrate with Kids

  May has traditionally been “Mary’s month.” Here’s a roundup of ideas and resources for celebrating.   May brings the blossoming of fragrant spring flowers (at least here in the northern hemisphere) . . . which may be why, for centuries, May … Read More

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