Families

grow-families“The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity” Catechism #1666

We hope these online resources will help you engage your entire family in the richness of our faith!

For regularly updated articles, activity ideas, and prayers, visit the St. Henry Faith Formation  Parent Updates  page.

Vibrant Faith @ Home

From young children to grandparents, young singles and new couples, this resource if for anyone who wants to make their home a place of faith for any stage in life. Just create a FREE username and you will find tools, tips and resources to help families or young adults talk to each other about faith, pray together, ritualized their important moments and reach out in service. Their simple, yet powerful faith-forming activities are seasonally based with 60 brand new faith-forming activities uploaded each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Check it out today.

Describing Family and Faith Identity: Simple Ways to Talk with Your Kids about Faith – Loyola Press

Franciscan Media– St. Anthony Messenger Press
Home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update and other Catholic features, is a service of Franciscan Media, formerly known as St. Anthony Messenger Press.

Family, Faith, Fun – Loyola Press.
Resources including: Family Activities, Family Mealtime, Inspiration in Daily Family Faith, and Talking to Kids about Faith

5 Ways to Make Family Prayer a Priority – Loyola Press

How to Raise Kids Who Care: 4 Ways to Cultivate Empathy – Loyola Press

4 Ways to Worship Well – Busted Halo
Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave discuss the obligation of keeping the Sabbath holy, especially when one is on a vacation. Tips on how to find a church, how to contextualize differences in mass, and good Catholic etiquette are all included. Perfect for the summer!

Sunday Obligation – Whenever you are away from home, go to www.masstimes.org to find a Catholic Church nearby so that you can keep holy the Lord’s Day, and be nourished by His Body and Blood.