Renew Your Marriage this Lent with Cana90!

STEUBENVILLE, OH (February 3, 2021) – The Messy Family Project is challenging couples to deepen their relationship with Christ and each other during Lent and Easter with their Cana90 program.  

The Messy Family Project’s mission is to empower parents, strengthen marriages and bring families to Christ. This is done through podcasts, short videos, free resources, live events and workshops. This is the third year they’re offering Cana90 as a Lenten outreach to couples and families. 

Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of ten children and serving over 20,000 families through the Messy Family Project, are delighted to offer this program again. Over 2,500 people have taken the Cana90 program to date. Cana90 has returned in 2021, offering the choice of daily inspirational emails, a free downloadable book, or the chance to purchase the print book. Additionally, parishes and ministries can purchase the books in batches of 10 or more to encourage parishioners to join the program. 

On each of the days from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost, the Messy Family Project offers meditations on key Scripture passages, with suggestions for fun activities on the weekend which get the whole family involved. Participants begin the program by choosing three mutually-agreed upon commitments in the areas of prayer, fasting, and mercy, and track “victory points” throughout the program. The program includes multiple suggestions for celebrating Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost within the home to accommodate families with children of different ages.

Previous participants are enthusiastic about the program. “There are so many great ideas for Holy Week. Your email with each day broken down is very helpful!” says Vivian who participated in 2020 with her husband Josh. Another participant, Elizabeth, agrees: “We did not grow up in religious homes, and we often feel alone trying to navigate our faith and create a culture within our home, let alone passing on it onto my children. Cana90 gives many great examples of how to do this.”

Signups for Cana90 are available at or at  

Besides Cana90, the organization’s website offers an ever-expanding supply of free resources for families including over a hundred podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, and free resources such as The Family Board Meeting, the Pray & Play Challenge, and Screens and Your Kids. 

The Messy Family Project’s mission is to empower parents, strengthen marriage and bring families to Christ. This ministry is a Catholic nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS and serves over 20,000 families. For more information please visit:

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