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Messy Family Minute #22: Christian Maturity

Messy Family Project · MFM022 – Christian Maturity This is a Messy Family Minute from Mike and Alicia Hernon.  We get questions all the time about when a parent should allow a child to experience certain freedoms such as having … Continue reading

7 Tips on Praying with your Spouse

Seven Tips on Praying With Your Spouse   “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Mt 18:20 For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others, it feels awkward or … Continue reading

A Plan for Family Retreat

A family retreat that incorporates prayer, bonding, teaching, and fun will pay dividends in the long run Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon Because of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, many of us spent far … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #21: Play

Messy Family Project · MFM 21 – Play This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A wise woman once told us, “If you are going to pray with your kids, you have to play with them.” … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #20: King of the Family

Messy Family Project · MFM 20 – King of the Family This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When people ask us about the goal of our family ministry, our answer is simple: world domination! Not … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #19: Challenge

 Messy Family Project · MFM 19 – Challenge This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. In our ministry, we have heard from many families who are struggling with all this time cooped up together. We … Continue reading

Press Release: Play + Pray Challenge

Catholic Couple seeks World Domination with Play + Pray Challenge MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  STEUBENVILLE, OH (May 28, 2020) – “No less than world domination,” says Mike Hernon when speaking of the goal of the ministry that he and his … Continue reading

Pausing for Prayer

Honored to be recorded on the latest episode of Pausing for Prayer. Listen in as we discuss what we have learned about prayer and our relationship with God. Thank you Mike for inviting us and your podcast. Listen today: https://www.mikestpierre.com/podcast

EWTN Appearance: At Home with Jim & Joy

Mike and Alicia were guests on EWTN's At Home with Jim and Joy Part 1: May 6, 2020 at 12pm eastern (re-aired May 9th at 10:30am and May 10th at 1am) Part 2: May 8, 2020 at 1pm eastern (re-aired … Continue reading

Parents, Priests of the Home

Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine (Link) During Holy Week our online ministry was swamped with emails from panicked Catholic parents asking some version of the following: How are we going to celebrate on Sunday with our family? We can’t go to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #18: Mercy

Messy Family Project · MFM 18 – Mercy   This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Through our Lenten fasting and prayer we learn how to control ourselves, and thus give ourselves more freely to others. … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #17: Fasting

Messy Family Project · MFM 17 – Fasting This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The goal of fasting from anything–whether food or other pleasures–is to subordinate our flesh to our will. Basically, we need to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #16: Cana90

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We believe that parenting is a path to holiness. Sacrificing and suffering are built right into the vocation of being a spouse and a parent! St. John Paul told … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #15: Praying as a couple

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others prayer may feel awkward or forced. But, the truth is that there is real power in spouses praying … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #14: Family Culture

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Many parents are greatly concerned about the way that secular culture influences their children. What’s a parent to do? It’s impossible for us to isolate our children from all … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #13: Happy Kids

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. All parents want their children to be happy, but ironically it’s one thing that we actually cannot do for our kids. Every person has to make the choice to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #12: Unity

When you have a fight with your spouse, or I mean a “discussion with emotion,” it’s very easy to have tunnel vision and to make the goal of the communication getting our way, because of course “we” are right and … Continue reading