Mission Statement Category

Words can soothe or harm

By Michelle Macicek There have been a couple of situations recently that I have either been involved in or heard about that have reminded me of the power of our words. The words we speak can be a tool with great power to share the truth that God has given to us in sacred Scripture, […]

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Grateful for the Best Church Ever

By Gina Sternfels Mass had just ended, and my son, Ivan, exclaimed, “This was the best church ever!” It is a true treasure for my son to have the ability to share that thought with me at the most perfect timing. I love when I hear my son say unique phases that he puts together […]

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God’s Unconditional Love

By Charlotte Phillips The other day after dropping my daughter off at ballet, my middle son and I made a quick trip to Target. As we were pulling into the parking garage, I noticed an elderly couple going to their car. The wife sat in her wheelchair as her husband lovingly pushed her chair. The […]

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Standing on My Head

By Jenny Dendinger Every day before her afternoon nap, my daughter gleefully grabs her favorite book for me to read. It’s the cutest little story of a goose that is feeling sad and wanting a hug. He tries to tell his friends what he needs, but instead of listening, they keep guessing how they can […]

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Tradition Accentuates Christ While Tying the Knot

By Megan Lacourrege This September, I had the joy of standing in my cousin’s wedding. The whole evening was beautiful. I was most intrigued that, during the ceremony, the couple chose to tie what’s called a “unity cord.” The cord was made of three strands of rope each converging from a different direction, symbolizing the […]

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Do Mommies Get Sick?

By Ana Borden My oldest son recently had a revelation. As members of our immediate family got sick one after the other this past week, I took care of each them with very little rest while continuing with the usual busyness of child care, home making and working. It led him to ask me, “Do […]

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Parenting involves nixing social media

By Kristy Solis To post on social media or not to post on social media? This is one of the many decisions we decide as parents. Before my husband and I even fathomed starting a family, for safety reasons, we decided we would not post our children on social media; and we still do not […]

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Reset

By Ty Salvant Since the storm, I have heard people talk about a desire to get back to ‘normal’, at least as ‘normal’ as life during a pandemic is. Instead of getting back to normal, let us look for an opportunity to do better. 

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The Rosary

By Kristen Bourgeois The rosary was never my go-to prayer. Mostly because I have a hard time sitting still for the time it takes to complete the rosary.  But, as I continued my faith journey, I began incorporating into my prayer life. I began saying the rosary while doing other things. Mostly while commuting from […]

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Feed Yourself Positivity

By Stacy Lamorte The power of feeding ourselves Christian-based – especially Catholic-based – positive messages cannot be underestimated. Life has been downright difficult over the last 1 ½ years, and it can only benefit us to be constantly fed by fruitful, faith-based content. I am not saying to bury your head and not educate yourself […]

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Pray Both Sides

By Mary Bruno One of the hardest things about being infertile is being surrounded by women who achieve pregnancy so easily. When my struggle was at its worst, I became very bitter and had to create some distance so that I could begin to heal and learn to love myself just as I am. Time […]

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