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 listened to the Gospel and ‘practiced’ using our Family Program journals as a Mass Journal. Bring yours with you to Mass each week.
Another great way to really get as much as you can out of Mass is to take part in one of the many ministries at Mass; serve as a greeter, altar server, choir member, or bring up the gifts at the Offertory. See flyers on these, and more, on our Folder Contents page.
We challenged families to become a stronger as the Domestic Church, by committing to one item, from the list provided by the US Catholic Bishops. You can see the entire list on the USCCB website.
Our take-home Scripture Card for this week is Luke 18: 1: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged.”
The discussion questions are: What do you pray about in life? How could we pray about everything and not become discouraged?
The topic for our parent session was the Domestic Church. This is the term used to describe the family in Lumen Gentium, one of the documents of Vatican Council II. Al McCauley helped parents reflect on what it means to feel at home, and how we might better reflect the vision of being Domestic Church.