Proclaiming the Gospel to Children

Because of the richness of our Catholic faith, the essential elements of the Gospel can be hard to discern among our plentiful devotions, complex theological arguments and intricate liturgical celebrations. In order to help Catholics rediscover this central message, the Diocese of Green Bay has outlined the core proclamation of the Gospel (also called theContinue reading “Proclaiming the Gospel to Children”

Epiphany Home Blessing

Best Use:This tradition is done at the beginning of each year so that you can invite God into your homes and place all who live there under his protection. Nutritional Value:On the Feast of the Epiphany, we remember the Three Wise Men who visited the home that the Holy Family had established in Bethlehem. The FeastContinue reading “Epiphany Home Blessing”

When Children Become Prophets

In Advent, we introduce the children to prophets. “A prophet is someone who listen deeply to God and then tells the people what He says,” I say. We talk about the prophets who lived long before Jesus’ birth who told the Jewish people about the messiah that God would send. We learn about the prophetContinue reading “When Children Become Prophets”

Discerning the Sacraments

In December, our Level 2 students will begin discerning if Jesus is calling them to receive their Sacraments this year. Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd looks very different than in a traditional religious education setting. We don’t begin with the expectation that all 2nd graders areContinue reading “Discerning the Sacraments”

The Kingdom of God is Like…

The children learn that parables are special stories that Jesus told, they are special because they have a deeper meaning. In these parables Jesus wanted to help us understand what His Kingdom would be like. Children are pondering what Jesus meant when he said that the Kingdom of God is like a tiny mustard seedContinue reading “The Kingdom of God is Like…”

Caring for an Aging Loved One

All of us know that our parents, spouse and other family members will eventually grow old and face inevitable health challenges. We even understand that sickness and death are part of living in a fallen world. But we are never quite ready for these realities to hit our own loved ones – especially when aContinue reading “Caring for an Aging Loved One”

The Empty Nest

Achieving the long-term goal of raising and launching children is one of those milestones in life that can lead to surprising emotions. One day you might feel relieved to catch your breath after such an intense marathon and then the next day you miss the busyness – especially the ever-present relationships that went with it.Continue reading “The Empty Nest”

Launching Young Adults

After years of saying, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be…” there comes a point in which your children start going through the steps of actually making it happen. Dr. James Dobson calls ages 16 to 26 the “critical decade” as young people transition from childhood to an adult. We’ve all heard the phrase “failureContinue reading “Launching Young Adults”

Preparing Your Child for Adolescence

“Enjoy ‘em now, because they’ll drive you crazy when they’re teenagers!” That’s the warning parents of pre-teens often hear. Obviously, you and your pre-teen are in for a lot of change, but turmoil isn’t inevitable. You have the opportunity – before the transition from childhood to adulthood begins – to intentionally navigate your son orContinue reading “Preparing Your Child for Adolescence”

Your Child’s Schooling Options

Parents are the gatekeepers and ultimate decision makers for their children. As you evaluate the many schooling options available to your family, reflect on the following questions and apply prayer and Biblical wisdom to your educational choices. Get in touch (920) 231-9782435 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54902