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

MFP 154 : St Joseph Patron of the Family

   “We find in St. Joseph the perfect adorer, entirely consecrated to Jesus, working always near Jesus, giving Jesus his virtues, his time, his very life; it is thus that he is our model and our inspiration.” St. Peter Julian … Continue reading

MFP153 : God’s Vision for Marriage

    It’s ok that you are not always fulfilled by your beloved spouse.That is what God is for.   – Fr. Jay Donahue Join us for an extraordinary interview with Fr. Jay Donahue, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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

Lent, Lent, Time to Repent!

https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DogmaDogsLent.mp3 Thought we'd set the tone with this fun clip from the Dogma Dogs' popular "Lent" song. (Warning: it'll get stuck in the head of any five-year-old who hears it!) When our family was young, we had a wonderful pastor … Continue reading

MFP146 : Liturgical Living with Kendra Tierney

If you’ve been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church’s liturgical year into your home and into your family, this is the podcast for you! In it, we interview Kendra Tierney of Catholic All Year about … Continue reading

MFP 144 : Personal Prayer for Parents

   “Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.” ~Saint Augustine Many times when we think about taking time to pray parents’ first reaction is … 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 #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

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

MFP 132 : Learning to Trust

   “Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else.” – Charles Feltman Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. When we trust our spouse we can stand before them, just as … 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

MFP 130 Parents : Become Who You Are!

   (Parents) must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. ~ Declaration on Catholic Education The Church has always made … Continue reading

MFP 127 : Celebrating Lent and Easter with your family

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   “Parents are, through the witness of their lives, the first heralds of the Gospel for their children.” ~St. John Paul II This Lent and Easter why not walk on the path of holiness that God has laid out for … Continue reading