Let Fathers celebrate Father’s Day the only way we know how

By Gavin C. Lewis

Father’s Day holds so many different meanings for me, because I grew up without my father.

What I realized growing up and watching other families celebrate, is that there is no standard way to celebrate Father’s Day, unlike  other holidays. Read More

Live like it’s 9/11

By Stacy LaMorte

I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City with my family over Mardi Gras break. We had a wonderful time, and not once did I hear, “I’m bored!” There was so much to do and so much to see.

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Celebrating baptism anniversaries

By Leslie Bertucci

There is more to us than meets the eye. We are more than just flesh and blood; we are soul and spirit. So the day we become part of the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism is just as important as the day we are born. Maybe more so. Read More

Veni Sancte Spiritus

By Greg Zambrano

“Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.” Amen.

You can also find the Latin version which is also spectacular, “Veni Sancte Spiritus.”

We pray this prayer together as a family at the end of the rosary to always remember and honor the Holy Spirit. Read More

Pentecost

By Casey Sprehe

Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like.

Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass. Read More

Making Time for Just One

By Sarah McDonald

As I have written about before, we have five children; a pretty large family by today’s standards though it is perfectly normal for me having grown-up the oldest of five.

I had an incredible childhood filled with opportunity and never wanting for anything.

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Searching for Balance? Do This Instead

By Courtney Elmer

You might’ve heard the rumor about this thing called balance.

In case you haven’t, it’s nothing more than an idea, really. Something that sounds really nice and that everyone wants, but that no one has ever defined.

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Little things can make a difference

By Charla Spalluto Misse

I look for ways to encourage prayer and devotion in my home and in our school.  I try very hard to discern and carry out the Lord’s Will.

I am so frequently humbled, however, struck by the enormity of another’s work toward the glory of God.  So much more than I am doing, I marvel and, admittedly, often feel small.  But are these small things that I do not meaningful? Read More

Blessings are for all ages

By Kristy Solis

Have you ever asked your child “What is your favorite part of Mass?”

As we prayed as a family tonight, I asked this very question to my 4-year-old daughter. This child of God said, “The best part of Mass is ‘The Cross! When I cross my arms to walk up during the sacrament for the blessing. It is the reason I go to Mass every week to see Jesus when I get my blessing.” Read More

Graduation day is special time to reflect

By Kim Roberts

The month of May is synonymous with graduations – from high school and college.

I can’t help but reflect on the graduations of my two older children from high school and college and the emotions that went along with those milestones.

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A Cluttered Life

By Gaby Smith

Every spring and fall, I clean out my closet of clothes I don’t wear anymore. I make my son do the same thing. My mother taught me this as a child, so it was instilled in my brain forever.

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