Prayer knocks, Fasting obtains, Mercy receives

Sermon by St. Peter Chrysologus Printable version There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #24: Failure

Messy Family Project · MFM024 – Failure This is a Messy Family Minute from Mike and Alicia Hernon. Have you ever felt like a failure? A failure at work? At home? In your marriage? One of the ways to overcome … 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 #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

MFP133: The Play + Pray Challenge

   If you are going to PRAY with your family, you need to PLAY with them! ~Mike and Alicia Hernon The Play and Pray Challenge is a way for us to spread the kingdom of Jesus Christ into every home … Continue reading

MFP 125 : Tough Topics

   “If we’re not teaching our children how to understand tough moral issues, then the world will” ~from Made this Way by Trent Horn and Leila Miller Our culture all around us is throwing tough issues into our lives and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #7: 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

MP 095 : Sibling Challenges

Siblings: Children of the same parents each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together ~ Sam Levenson One of the greatest gift we can give our children is more brothers and sisters. But as parents our responsibility isn’t … Continue reading

MP 084 : Screens and Your Child

Screens are part of our world and they are here to stay. TV, computers, smartphones, tablets are all around us and becoming an essential element in our everyday lives. Though many would like to demonize these devices, the reality is … Continue reading

MP 076 : Anger in Parenting

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one” ~ Benjamin Franklin We thought we were really nice people before we had kids. Our children can sometimes trigger anger in us that we didn’t even realize was … Continue reading

MP 057 : A Messy Parenting Election Guide

Warning! Political Talk Ahead! “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke This election is a difficult one for many reasons. What is a good Catholic to do? Over the … Continue reading

MP 055 : Overwhelmed

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle; I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. The common answer when people ask “How are you doing?” is often, “I am so busy!” Sometimes being busy is good, … Continue reading

MP 051 : Worrying is Against My Religion

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying … Continue reading

MP 050 : The Hidden Cross of Infertility

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer Our faith celebrates and values children and openness to life, … Continue reading