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 and not question his intent. I totally agreed with him. Read More

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 husband smiled joyfully as he slowly pushed her closer and closer to their car. Read More

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 cheer him up.

Does he want to play tag? Splash in puddles? Stand on his head?

After a little while, he starts to raise his voice to tell them what he really needs. This finally gets their attention. Looking at him confused, they ask, “What, Goose?” Read More

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 bride, the groom and God. Read More

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 Mommies Get Sick?” Read More

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.  Read More

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 the north shore to the south shore for work, while doing the dishes or just about any other household task. Read More

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 about what is happening in the world, but it can be overwhelming if that is all you are being fed day after day. Read More

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 was healing. Read More

Keeping the Faith

By Kim Roberts

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I have three children – two out of college and one in high school. All three have been, and are currently, active in our parish CYO.

Since this is my second go-round through CYO with my youngest child, I’ve noticed some changes in the makeup of the group. First and most noticeable, there are fewer young people involved in CYO now than in years past. Read More