This book by John and Claire Grabowski helps Catholic parents raise their children to know God, listen to his voice, and follow his call. This is a must-read for parents who want thier children to be open to the vocation God is calling them to, whether it be the priesthood, religious life, single life, or marriage.
Parents - the First Teachers
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. On Good Friday, Catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who died to redeem us. There is no mass on Good Friday, but your local parish will hold a liturgy to remember this tremendous act of love. Attend them with your family. #GoodFriday
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper commemorates the last supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples, when the institution of the priesthood and the Eucharist took place. Holy Thursday is not a holy day of obligation, but you should consider attending with your whole family. #HolyThursday #Lent #priesthood #Eucharist
Dear fathers, happy Feast of St. Joseph! Follow his example when caring for your children as they grow up in wisdom and grace.
Lent is a beautiful opportunity to offer ourselves to our Lord. An offering box is a tangible way to make our offerings. It can be used for many different types of offerings. #Lent #sacrifice #offering
It is so easy to fall into the habit of complaining. To really not complain at all for one day is more difficult than it sounds. So don’t complain about anything. At all. Really. Fast from complaining. #Lent #fasting #NoComplaints
A prayer table is a small sacred space in your home or classroom. It can be a place to gather for prayer as a group or for individual prayer.
Saints are our Catholic heroes. They aren’t perfect, but they are beautiful examples of the path to holiness. So try reading about some of the saints. Our Catholic children need good role models.
A recent article in America Magazine explains that while the Church does a pretty good job at marriage prep, it is falling short at preparing expectant parents for their role as the first teachers of their children in the ways of the Catholic faith. The article suggest that the Church offer its own version of childbirth education, providing support and resources for parents to be. It calls this a pre-Bethlehem companion to the current pre-Cana classes.