Family Program Blog
Posted by Ann Fons on 8/08/17
Have you had some fun family nights recently? Summer is a good time for family nights; even the Green Bay Packers hold one! This weekend my husband, Jerry and I went to Green Bay and attended Family Night. It was fun to see the players with their moms ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 6/29/17
Did you know it is not just Summer now? It is also the Liturgical Season of Ordinary Time. You may remember a couple years ago when we did an activity about the Liturgical Year at Family Program. We noted that just as our family calendars reflect our lives, who we are, what ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 5/18/17
Have you put away your Easter baskets? By this time, 5 weeks after Easter, I am betting that most of you would respond, "Of course!" But the Church tells us it is still Easter Season! Every time I notice one of the little Easter decorations I still have out at ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 4/27/17
ALLELUIA! He is Risen! Thank you to all who sent in photos of your Family Program bulb! The staff has enjoyed seeing them. We also enjoyed watching our bulbs grow before Easter. Did you track the way it grew? I gave one to my mom and she did; you ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 3/23/17
At Family Program we prepared for Holy Week by recalling the special liturgies we will celebrate that week. We began with a song with motions led by several of the teens. We recalled the Holy Thursday liturgy by sharing a roll, and the Good Friday liturgy by creating a cross ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 3/09/17
On March 5th & 6th we shared feedback from the Prayer Fair. You can see that here. We also remembered all the ways we've prayed this year. Enjoy the slideshow again here.
Considering all the ways we've prayed, we wondered how we've grown. Families discussed and shared their ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 2/23/17
God was indeed praised at Family Program during our Prayer Fair!
What an amazing experience it was to see over 1,000 people of all ages praying and praising God in multiple ways! Over 35 families prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet or a Rosary of candles; many enjoyed a ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 2/09/17
There are so many different prayer practices that the Church had developed there is bound to be one way that suits everyone. This week at Family Program we learned about 9 different prayer practices; Eucharistic Adoration, Centering Prayer, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Examen, guided meditation, a labyrinth walk, ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 2/06/17
We are excited to offer families the opportunity to experience several different types of prayer during Family Program on February 19 and 20 at a Prayer Fair. This will take the place of our Family Activity and class time.
In addition, on Monday, February 20 the Prayer Fair is ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 1/25/17
Those are the words Pope Benedict XVI used to describe the Mass. He also said that all expressions of prayer have their center in the Eucharist. Our family activity this week was to take part in the parish teaching Mass! What did you learn at the teaching Mass? Let ... Read More »