During the Christmas season, there is no better gift you can give to your kids than for them to witness the joy of your married love. While you are planning your holidays, be sure to incorporate time together as a couple. Your marriage comes first, and you can’t let the kids have all the fun. 😄

Here are a few ideas that you can use to bless your spouse this Christmas! 

 

Advent is a beautiful time of anticipation and preparation. It's a great opportunity for families to be more intentional about spending time together. We encourage you to set aside one evening a week to do something that involves your whole family. We've included three fun activities you can do during these weeks before Christmas. 

 

We received so many awesome entries for the All Saints Day Coloring contest. There were three different age categories and we are excited to announce the winner from each one. 

  

On your wedding day, when you said your vows at the altar, there was absolutely no way of knowing what God would have in store for you and your spouse. You gave your yes recognizing that there would be both joys and hardships, but that you would weather everything with someone by your side. 

Now the years have passed, and maybe it’s become harder to find the joy in marriage amidst the chaos of raising a family. Perhaps it’s been more difficult for you and your spouse to spend time together and feel connected in your relationship. 

We totally understand that finding time to spend together as a couple can be a challenge, but we also know how important it is for you and your spouse to make your relationship a top priority! Your marriage is the foundation of your family, and there is no better gift you can give to your kids than for them to witness the joy of your married love. That's why we thought we might provide a few fun and simple things you can do to connect with your spouse.

 

Looking for ideas on how to transform your parish hall or school gym into an amazing Wilderness Adventure? Here are a few ideas and pictures to get you started! If you have any pictures of your Wilderness VBS, we'd love to see them! Email them to us and they might get added to this blog and our VBS Pinterest account. 

 

As parents, we have the difficult yet beautiful task of raising children for the kingdom of God. Every day is filled with its own set of joys and challenges, accompanied of course by the hundreds of questions that each child seems to ask.

I think for most of us, the thought of having to talk to our kids about tough moral issues like abortion and euthanasia sends momentary panic through our system. It’s hard to imagine what we would say to our six year old about topics that they shouldn't even be thinking about, and yet the culture we live in makes it almost unavoidable. We want our children to be raised in the truth of what the Church teaches, and that is why we as parents need to be prepared to have these important discussions with our kids.

Here are a few things to remember when discussing tough moral issues with young children:

 VBS games

 

Have you been searching for the perfect game to play at your youth group, birthday party, or school retreat? We know the challenge of trying to find games that are "kid approved" and yet teach them something about the faith at the same time. We decided to choose some of our favorite games from our VBS programs for you to use at your next event. After all, we want the kids to have a "super fun and totally awesome" experience! 

Catholic VBS

 

When you ask people what they think of VBS, some might say it's something for kids to do during the summer months or it's child care at the church for a week. As VBS leaders, we know that although there may be some truth behind that, it doesn’t change the fact that summer VBS makes a huge impact on a child’s faith life, especially if a child isn’t being raised with faith in the home. 

VBS is making a difference in the lives of kids all over the world, and it's something that every child should have the chance to be a part of. 

Here are five reasons why kids need Catholic VBS in their life.

Many years ago, when I was barely tall enough to see over the edge of the kitchen counter, I remember my mom setting out a special saint display every month. One in particular stands out in my memory, and it was to celebrate the feast of St. Therese. I can still picture the corner of the kitchen where there sat a small plastic statue of Therese and a poster where I wrote her name in pink marker. Plastic red roses were scattered around the statue and there were a couple saint books open to the page with her story. Therese stayed on the counter for most of the month and even though we didn't pay much attention to the display, it was there as a constant reminder that we had a special friend in Heaven who was praying for us. 

Lenten activities for kids

 

As parents and teachers, we’re always looking for great new activities to do with our kids, especially during these important liturgical seasons. Here are 5 easy and affordable activities that you can use to teach valuable faith lessons during this Lenten season. 

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