Browsing the 2016 archive of Family Program Blog

Browsing the 2016 archive of Family Program Blog

Advent: Preparing Our Hearts

Posted by Ann Fons on 12/14/16

This week we had a visit from a couple people who wanted to help us prepare for Christmas. Can you guess who?  One was John the Baptist! He reminded us that the best way to prepare is to open our hearts to love and to put Christ’s love in ... Read More »

Prayer in Action November 20 & 21

Posted by Ann Fons on 11/23/16

Were you a runner, box builder, artist, prayer leader, or on quality control at Family Program on November 20 & 21? There were jobs for everyone as we packed food for the House of Peace Holiday Food Boxes. This annual activity is a favorite for all ages.

In keeping ... Read More »

Prayers of Saints – November 6 & 7

Posted by Ann Fons on 11/07/16

Connecting our Family Program theme of Pray Always All Ways with All Saints Day, on November 6 & 7 we prayed some familiar and new prayers that are associated with Saints. Following reports by a few families on different Saints, we asked everyone which Saints and prayers they connect ... Read More »

From Dawn to Dusk

Posted by Ann Fons on 11/03/16

 You've seen the logo for our Pray Always All Ways theme; but do you know why we chose this? Do you recognize the window?  This is the window above and behind the altar in our worship space. Here's a description of that window given when our church was built ... Read More »

A.C.T.S. - October 16 & 17

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/19/16

Do you know what the acronym ACTS stand for? Our Family Program families do!  It is a helpful way to remember to balance our prayers with Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Using images and cards with descriptions of each, families taught each other what those words mean, as seen in ... Read More »

Family Program this weekend

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/13/16

Family Program meets again this weekend - October 16 and 17.  We look forward to learning about 4 aspects of a complete prayer for our Family Activity and to hearing personal witnesses from Parish Council President Bob Bluhm and Dr. Kathie Amidei on the power of prayer in their ... Read More »

Praying With Nature - October 2 & 3

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/04/16

Our Family Program theme this year is Pray Always All Ways

In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi we sent families out to Pray with Nature! St. Francis saw all of creation as a sacrament of God. It is part of our human nature to be ... Read More »

Family Program Begins - September 18 & 19

Posted by Ann Fons on 10/04/16

What great energy and spirit we enjoyed at the first week of family programs!  As a springboard for discussion, we saw a video of members of our community responding to the question, "What does prayer mean to you?"

Watch the video here:

Ongoing activities families can choose to help them ... Read More »