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

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Gospel Reflection  |  Parenting  |  family life

Grandpa's Garden: Lose Nothing

Families with school-age children probably more than once have had the experience of not being able to find something important — at a particularly awkward moment. When getting ready for school, an athletic event, or church service, we’ve likely all had to look for “my other shoe,” missing homework, field trip form, clean socks, and the list goes on. I remember searching under a child’s bed for the matching sock, thinking—I don’t have time for this. Anticipating what we need is a valuable skill. Do You Have Everything You Need?

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Family Activities  |  Gospel Reflection  |  family life  |  family prayer

We Can Count on God - Family Discussion Video

Dad: "Kids, it’s time for bed." Kids: "Throw us in bed! Dad, throw us in bed!" (Dad picks a kid up in his arms.) Dad: "Did I ever tell you about the three men in the book of Daniel who were thrown into the fiery furnace?" Kids: "No!" Dad: "Their names were... Shadrach... Meshach... and ToBedYouGo!" We can sometimes feel as if we too have been cast into the furnace; just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace is something we all come across in our lives. Not just once, but many times.

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Gospel Reflection  |  Scripture

Eyes, Ears, and the Word of God

In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus ends His instruction to the crowd by saying: "Whoever has ears ought to hear." Later, Jesus speaks to the disciples about the crowd, saying, "…they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand."

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