Cana90 Week 9: Gifts in the Making

“We gave you strict orders to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #37: Celebrating Easter

Messy Family Project · MFM 37 – Easter This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s Easter! Now is the time to celebrate: Jesus has risen, and death has been defeated! But how do we celebrate  … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 8: The Celebration Continues!

   [Jesus] said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” John 20:21 Did you realize the celebration of Easter continues for 50 days after Easter Sunday? Hopefully the disciplines of … Continue reading

8 Tips & Tricks on Family Chores

Family operations management is where the rubber hits the road in service to our families. After raising ten children and going through numerous systems, chore charts, rewards, and family meetings, our conclusion is: there is no silver bullet!  Though we … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 7: That Your Joy May Be Full

    Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed. – Matthew 28:8a Christ is risen! Now that we have learned to discipline ourselves with prayer, fasting, and mercy, we add in joy. This is a sometimes-neglected … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 6: Palm Sunday and Holy Week

 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before Him and that followed Him shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of … Continue reading

Hints for Raising Happy Children

What makes kids happy? They make the choice to be happy. We often forget that happiness is a choice, and that’s something we have to model and teach our children. But in case you need some inspiration, here’s what happy … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 5: Expecting Miracles

  The LORD said: I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have heard their cry against their taskmasters, so I know well what they are suffering. Therefore I have come down to rescue them from the … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #36: Prioritize Your Spouse

Messy Family Project · MFM 36 – Prioritize Your Spouse This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon One of the secrets of a happy home is for spouses to prioritize each other over anyone else – … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #35: Lord’s Day

Messy Family Project · MFM 35 – Lord's Day This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Over the past year, many dioceses have given Catholics a dispensation from attending mass because of the pandemic.  This has … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #34: First Time Obedience

 Messy Family Project · MFM 34 – First-Time Obedience This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Early in our parenting we were introduced to the importance of “first time obedience”.  Now some of you out … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 4: On a Mission … to your Home

The LORD said to Abram: Go forth from your land, your relatives and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #33: Lenten Prayers

Messy Family Project · MFM 33 – Lenten Prayers This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Lenten prayers with children look very different than a religious community or a couple praying by themselves.  Kids make praying…. … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #32: (Pandemic) Parents As Preachers

Messy Family Project · MFM 32- (Pandemic) Parents As Preachers This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.  In the document Lumen Gentium, the Church tells us,  “The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In … Continue reading

Catholic Marital Intimacy

If you are having trouble in your relationship with your spouse in the bedroom, start here…. Many times Catholic couples who are following the Church’s teaching on sex think that all they have to do is not use contraception and … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 3: Ready to Build?

The LORD saw how great the wickedness of human beings was on earth, and how every desire that their heart conceived was always nothing but evil.But Noah found favor with the LORD. Genesis 5:5,9 This week’s passage is a familiar … Continue reading

Cana90 Week 2: Recovering the Original Plan

God created mankind in His image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27 Let’s go back to the beginning. If the wedding feast of Cana took you back to the time … Continue reading