Category Archives: church

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

source Hi, I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! While praying this morning, I had the distinct impression of me sitting at the feet of Jesus.  I pictured those who sat at the feet of Jesus before me:  His parents, the teachers in the synagogue when He was only 12, His disciples, and …

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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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8 Ways Our Family Celebrates Good Friday

Good Friday at our house follows certain traditions: 1.  We fast.  My husband and I don’t eat anything, while we encourage the kids to last as long as they can without eating, then they can only eat simply so that they are not hungry, such as plain bread and water.  We also abstain from meat. …

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Growing a Youth Group

For years, at my church, we’ve dedicated one Sunday a month for our youth.  It started out as having the youth participate in our mass by doing the readings and doing the collections.  Last year we also started having a lunch and activity for the kids after mass so that they could get to know …

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