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Encountering God's Call

Posted by Ann Fons on 11/07/19

Encountering God’s Call; Visio Divina and the Saints

This week we had two very different activities for families with children of different ages. Families with young children researched a Saint and created a poster to share with other families.  If you missed the session and would like to create ... Read More »

Listening to God’s Callings at Mass

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/23/19

Have you heard of a Mass journal?  This week two families shared with us the benefits they have experienced from this practice - the Payne family, from our parish, and the Hudson family, as seen on the Dynamic Catholic website. Check out both videos for inspiration!

We also ... Read More »

Listening for God’s Calling Outdoors

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/11/19

This week we went outside to listen for God’s callings!  You can repeat that activity at home with this handout and the activity cards. We also learned a little about St. Francis of Assisi and how he responded to God’s call. 

Our take-home Scripture Card for this week is I Kings 19: ... Read More »

God's Calling - Not Just Once in a Lifetime!

Posted by Ann Fons on 9/25/19

That is our theme for this year, as we explore the notion of calling in the Bible and how that shapes our understanding of the callings in our own lives.  We received a text from God (wink, wink) at the first session. 

What a great way to begin ... Read More »

Covenant Review

Posted by Ann Fons on 2/22/19

At Family Program on February 17 and 18 we reviewed the Biblical Covenants we've already learned about, filling in a 'headline' for each one.  Here is that Covenant Tree sheet!

Parents also told their children the story of God's Covenant with David, and we filled in that covenant on ... Read More »

How do you complete the sentence? Jesus said, 'I am. . . "

Posted by Ann Fons on 3/22/18

In the Gospel of John alone, Jesus says, or is quoted as saying, “I am” 45 times!  Which ending to that statement comes to your mind first?   Here are the 7 most famous endings to that phrase.  Read them as a family and ask, which is most meaningful to ... Read More »

Selah - Pause and Reflect

Posted by Ann Fons on 2/20/18

Did you know that the word Selah, which can mean to pause and reflect, occurs 71 times in the book of Psalms?  Al McCauley shared that bit of information with us at Family Program.  Al’s presentation was full of information and fun facts but he also posed a challenge ... Read More »

Going Deeper - Praying with Scripture

Posted by Ann Fons on 2/08/18

This week at Family Program we went deeper with a story that is unique to the Gospel of Matthew.  You can read more about how we did that in our February 8th Newsletter.

We are now on week 5 of our Family Challenge to spend 15 minutes each week, as ... Read More »

Building a habit

Posted by Ann Fons on 1/23/18

As we near the end of January those New Years Resolutions often get harder and harder to keep up.  That’s why we devoted another Family Program session to helping families create that habit of reflecting on Scripture together each week.   We completed Week 3 of the Family Challenge.  Can ... Read More »

It's a Challenge!

Posted by Ann Fons on 1/11/18

The questions about the Bible that we answered this week all had to do with how to read the Bible = how to get comfortable with it, where to start, etc.  The best way to read the Bible, and to get comfortable with it, is simply to start reading ... Read More »