Faith at Home

Saintly Costume Ideas

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It's that time again, when children and adults alike are putting together creative costumes for trick-or-treating,...

The Prayer of a Parent

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May the Father bless you with a restful, peaceful and healthful sleep;May you wake with the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the...

Teaching Children to Pray

Teaching Children

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An undeniably gorgeous aspect of our faith is the abundance of prayers and prayer tradition our rich faith offers us. We as...

Catechesis in the Home: 5 Simple Habits to Develop as a Family

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Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and...

Building a House of Love

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In 2002 my husband and I dived into the deep end of the parenting pool, and fostered a sibling group including a 2-1/2 year old...

The Power of the Vow

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This summer, my husband and I watched our daughter and new son-in-love recite their wedding vows before God and His Church. It...

The Repositories of Tradition

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Nestled quietly in the back section of our Sunday newspaper was an article on the death of a woman.  She would hardly have...

Practicing and Celebrating the Faith in Summer

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Ah, Summer – that glorious season when we get to take life a little bit slower and hopefully engage in some rest and...

Faith and Fatherhood

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When I was asked to contribute this piece to the My Year of Faith Blog, I wasn't suffering from writer's block. And now...

Go Team! – The Catholic Family

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“Go team!” is a common cheer among teammates to root for the success of each team member and the entire team. As a...

Celebrating the Invisible through the Visible:  Pentecost

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As we count down the days to Pentecost on May 19, you may feel faced with a challenge:  how do I make this birthday of our...

A Mother’s Day Prayer

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Join us in praying asking Mary, Jesus' mother and ours, to intercede for all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, spiritual...

Good Morning, Walgreens!

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On our way to church one Saturday morning, Nicholas made a request for some music or a Bible story CD or something to listen...

Vocations Begin in the Home

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“Vocations begin in the home”. These are words from both Bishop D'Arcy and Bishop Rhoades that we have all heard. For...

Entrenching the Word in Our Family

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Celebrating the Octave of Easter as a Family in the Year of Faith A few days ago as I was meandering through the Catholic...

Celebrating Lent as a Family

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Our Church wisely gifts the faithful with a Liturgical calendar comprised of many seasons of grace in which to journey closer...

Looking for Some New Family Christmas Traditions?

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Christmas is relatively easy to explain to our children.  What kid doesn’t love a birthday party?  Even so, it does...

Celebrating Advent as a Catholic Family

Celebrating Advent

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Catholic families strive in a unique way to prepare our hearts and homes to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ as...

Instead of Martha Stewart, Try St. Mary and St. Martha

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Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday, with the fattening stressful mix of intense cooking, intense cleaning, visiting...

A Different Way of Celebrating Halloween

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Editor's Note:  In preparation for next week's Halloween celebrations, we asked a dear and faithful woman from our own...