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catholic family life  |  catholic parenting  |  children at Mass

Mass with Littles: What’s the Point?

As Catholic mothers, we have a great responsibility to raise our children in the faith and to help them grow closer to God. One of the most important ways we can do this is by taking them to Mass every Sunday, even when it seems pointless or difficult. Do you feel discouraged or frustrated by the challenging of bringing children to Mass?

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Parenting  |  children at Mass  |  family life

Allowing Toddlers to Wiggle at Mass

I’ve been a Roman Catholic my whole life, and at one point, I absorbed the idea that during Mass, the congregation must be as still as possible—and that moving around would distract all the people nearby. I took this idea to an obsessive extreme, and even worried about exiting and entering the pew at the exact moments when I would be least distracting to others. I was hyper-aware of myself, and worried that if I moved an inch, I’d be completely destroying someone else’s prayer experience.

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Life Lessons  |  children at Mass

The Help of an Earthly Angel

CatholicMom.com contributor, Nicole Johnson, offers a thank you (of sorts) to an earthly angel who has blessed the life of their daughter who has Down syndrome.

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children at Mass  |  family life

Mass with Little Ones: It's Worth It

Megan Cottam encourages families of young children to focus on the joys and the building of faith-filled memories, even with the squirmiest of kids, while celebrating Mass together.

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