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”
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Back to School Prayers
Best Use:To ask God’s blessing upon a a new school year or term. Nutritional Value:These prayers are a great way to help keep Jesus at the center of any new school year or term for teachers, parents, staff, and students. Additional Back to School Prayers
Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples
Inspired by Pope Francis Best Use:Grow in holiness together with your spouse. Nutritional Value:In his homilies and addresses, Pope Francis has spoken quite directly about how husband and wife should treat each other, about prayer within the family, and other ways the family lives its identity as a “domestic Church.” Commit with your spouse toContinue reading “Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples”
Family Lenten Calendar
Best Use:Simple steps your family can take for a meaningful Lent. Nutritional Value:Print this Lenten family calendar from Loyola Press and post it in a prominent place in your home to help you honor the season of Lent.
Young Children: Parent Picture
Bedtime Blessing Best Use:As a bedtime prayer activity with young children Nutritional Value:A fun way to share a story and a prayer with your child.
How to Pray the Rosary
Best Use:To familiarize yourself with the structure and prayers used to pray the rosary. Nutritional Value:The repetition in the rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer of Jesus’ life. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of ourhearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary canContinue reading “How to Pray the Rosary”
Adoration Guide for Children
Best Use:To help children participate and pray during Eucharistic Adoration.
A Prayer to Start your Day Best Use:To help you start your day grounded in prayer. Nutritional Value:Helps you start your day by offering everything you have to Jesus. Focuses your day and sets you off on the right foot.
Blessing of Grandparents
Best Use:To honor and ask God’s blessing upon a grandparent. Nutritional Value:This blessing from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops may be used at special family visits, holidays, or at the birth of a new grandchild.
A.C.T.S. Prayer Guide
A Simple Acronym to Help You Pray Best Use:To guide your personal prayer time or prayer time as a family. Nutritional Value:Helps you pray with confidence and stay focused and intentional about the time you spend in prayer.