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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Catholic Family Fun  |  Lent activities  |  family prayer  |  preparation for Lent

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras: A Teachable Lead-In to Lent

“Family-friendly Mardi Gras” may seem like a contradiction in terms, especially to people who live outside New Orleans and Louisiana. For many years, the media has focused on the event’s most lascivious aspects, particularly raucous French Quarter parties packed with people from all over the world. Nevertheless, many fun-loving Catholic families have learned how to keep this time-honored tradition safely and sanely alive.

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Advent prep  |  Advent series  |  Catholic Family Fun

Prepare Your Heart: A Guided Advent Journal from Ave Maria Press

A wonderful program to include in your family's Advent journey this year, along with the many resources Family Rosary provides throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons. Ave Maria Press, an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States, brings us this video series with Father Agustino Torres, CFR. Father Torres introduces us to the season of Advent—the Franciscan way—with the Prepare Your Heart Advent journal. Torres encourages us to enter into the story of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph as we prepare our hearts through prayer and meditation this Advent.

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Catholic Family Fun  |  family prayer  |  pray the rosary

Five Simple Rosary Check-Ins

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Assumption  |  Catholic Family Fun  |  celebrating Marian feasts

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary as a Family

Some days in the Liturgical season, by their cultural and religious nature, lend themselves more towards celebrating, such as Christmas and Easter, than others. However, it seems a missed opportunity not to find some way to acknowledge, and yes celebrate, every Solemnity, Memorial, or Feast in the Catholic Church. For families, feast days can offer beautiful teachable moments, special time set apart for living our faith, and even the creation of lifetime memories. This month, the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, commemorating the entry of Mary into heaven—body and soul. The Assumption falls into the category of “Solemnity,” which means it is among the highest rank feast days celebrating a mystery of faith.

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