Helping You Build a Stronger Family
One Step at a Time
What is Intentional@Home?
God designed the family as the primary place for faith and character formation. We seek to inspire, equip and assist you to become intentional about building a God-honoring home one step at a time.
Intentional@Home is a ministry of Most Blessed Sacrament in Oshkosh, WI, but we are happy to serve anyone who finds our resources helpful in creating a culture of intentional discipleship in your own home.
Who is Intentional@Home For?
Everyone can become intentional about living with more peace, more hope, and more love. Everyone is part of a family. Everyone can attract friends, families, and neighbors to Jesus. Everyone can live more intentional spiritual and sacramental life.
All too often family focused ministries cater only to married couples who have young children at home. The reality is that each home looks a little different and has different needs. Regardless of whether you are a household of one or ten, you can be more intentional about incorporating holy habits into your existing routine.
Intentional@Home is for…
Parish-Wide Focus Areas
Most Blessed Sacrament will occasionally have parish-wide focus areas that we feature. These Focus Areas help us create an ongoing culture of intentional families in our parish community. Integrated campaigns will run 2-3 times per year and will include resources to help your home build holy habits. Learn More
Life Stage Pointers
Life Stage Pointers provide a Catholic Christian perspective on common family seasons and challenges along with recommended “going further” resources. We know we can’t have a Focus Area for every possibly variation for every home. The Life Stage Pointers allow for you to customize intentionality in your home based on the situation, season, or challenge you are currently experiencing. More than a dozen topics are available and more are being added regularly! Learn More
Intentionality Idea Cards
Think of these as recipe cards to help you prepare your Intentional@Home plan. They are designed to give you just one idea you can implement this week to becoming more intentional about faith formation at home. The Idea Cards help you make faith conversations easy by providing family time activities, mealtime conversation prompts, movie night chat ideas, date night ideas, bedtime prayer and blessings, etc. Learn More
Take Intentional@Home appraisal several times a year to help you assess how intentional you have been at home and what small steps you can take next. First, briefly evaluate your own level of intentionality over the past couple months. Then, create an intentionality game plan for your home. Learn More
The Intentional@Home Connection Centers offer both a physical and online connection point to help you deepen your relationship with our parish community. It’s a place for you to stop by and get Life Stage Pointers, Focus Area Resources, Idea Cards, and other information specific to the makeup and needs of your household. The physical centers can be found at the entrances of both our church buildings. Stop by after Mass and say hi!
@Home in Oshkosh
Why The Focus On “Home”?
Since most of us are called to serve God and live our purpose through the intimacy of marriage and the blessing of children, we need to understand the purpose and priority of family life.
Every marriage is intended to be a masterpiece reflecting THE marriage between God and His people. (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 15, Jeremiah 3, Ephesians 5:22-33, Revelations 21:9)
Those blessed with the gift of children and grandchildren are called to disciple the next generation as life’s greatest honor and highest priority. (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 78:1-8, Ephesians 6:1-4)
A strong Christian family attracts the next generation and next door neighbor to Christ as The Word becomes flesh and blood and we conform our lives to the image and example of Christ. (John 1:14, Philippians 2, 1 Timothy 3, 1 John 3:16)
What is a Culture of Intentional Families?
A culture of intentional families who are intentional disciples becomes a reality when we consistently…
Pursue a God-honoring marriages by giving oneself to a husband or wife through mutual submission and faithful devotion.
Pass the Faith
Intentionally disciple our own children and grandchildren by capturing and creating experiences that deepen the roots of faith.
Walk the Talk
Live out our faith at home in ways that will attract the next generation and our next door neighbor to Christ.
Let us help you build a culture of intentionality in your home.