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MFM 07 – Habits

Creating good habits is an important part of family life, especially at the beginning of the school year. St. Francis said “Let us begin again for until now we have done nothing.” This is a great inspiration for us because … Continue reading

MFM 06 – Role Of Parents

There is something unique about the love of a parent and child. Nothing can replace it. Your children will have many friends, companions, and peers in their lives, but they will only have one mother or father. This relationship is … Continue reading

MFM 05 – Marriage Based Parenting

As Moms and dads we have a natural and grace-filled desire to lay our lives down for our children, to provide for their emotional and physical needs as best we can. Moms particularly can tend to burn themselves out for … Continue reading

MFM 04 – Family Retreat

When we see how crazy this world is, we can be tempted to isolate our family on a desert island and leave it all behind.  Well, that’s not really practical, but one thing you CAN do is take your family … Continue reading

Thanks to OSV!

We would like to thank Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) for their on-going support of The Messy Family Project.  The mission of the Messy Family Project is to empower parents, strengthen marriages, and bring families to Christ. The Messy Family Project … Continue reading

MFM 03 – Board Meeting

As moms and dads we are pulled in many different directions.  Our world is frantic and sometimes chaotic. We parents need to take a pause, take some time away to become more intentional in our Catholic family life.  We suggest a … Continue reading

MFM 02 – Parental Holiness

It is a myth that there is a perfect way to be a parent.  The reality is that every family, every couple, every child is different but when parents work together, they can figure it out.  We have 10 kids … Continue reading

MFM 01 – Water into Wine

Sometimes it can seem that our family life is hum-drum, monotonous, and insignificant. But Christ began his public ministry at the wedding at Cana. When we read this account in the gospel, we are reminded that our marriage, our ordinary … Continue reading

Family Retreat: Share your faith with your children

Many times, we parents don’t know how to share the faith with our children. This retreat is a time for you to be intentional with your kids about sharing your faith. You are showing them through your actions AND your … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Friday

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Friday The Best is Yet to Come    “And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Thursday

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Thursday Final (but not last) Thanksgiving Thursday     “Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.“ ~ Luke 24:50 Being Thankful in our prayer with the … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Wednesday

Cana 90 – Seventh Week of Easter Wednesday Great Power = Great Responsibility    “But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter What are You Going to Do Lord?   “When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” ~Acts 1:6 We have … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Friday

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Friday Keep the Word of the Word    “Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Thursday

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Thursday On Your Own    “O God, let all the nations praise you!“ ~ Psalm 67:4 This is the second to last of the Cana 90 series Thanksgiving Thursday reflections. We hope that through … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Wednesday

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter Wednesday Light from Light    “The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it,o for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.” ~Rev. … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter

Cana 90 – Sixth Week of Easter World Peace    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or … Continue reading

Cana 90 – Fifth Week of Easter Friday

Cana 90 – Fifth Week of Easter Friday Love is a Verb    “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know … Continue reading