The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart

The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary (1) “I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life. (2) I will establish peace in their homes. (3) I will comfort them in … Continue reading

MFP 205: Nine First Fridays to Change the World

“We do not hesitate to declare that devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the most effective school of the love of God; the love of God, We say, which must be the foundation on which to build the … Continue reading

MFP 180: Monks, Parents and Prayer

Lent is a great time to take inventory of our spiritual life and ask ourselves, “How am I doing in my relationship with God?”  To help us all do that, we decided to interview Mike’s spiritual director of many years, … Continue reading

MFP 174 : Epic Intimacy with Damon & Melanie Owens

   Lovers do “for love” what never would be done for a reason, or a rule, or a doctrine or a law. True love “loves” and needs to suffer — not for suffering’s sake alone, but for the sake of … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #48: Courage

Messy Family Project · MFM 48 – Courage This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When you become a parent, you start to realize all the new and scary ways in which you could mess up. … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #47: Real Joy

Messy Family Project · MFM 47 – Real Joy This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. I have a feeling most of us think of joy as some kind of fluffy-feely emotion that we sometimes confuse … Continue reading

MFP 157 : Earth Day aka “Creation Day”

   Christians, in particular, realize that their responsibility within creation, and their duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of their faith – St. John Paul April 22 is Earth Day, but maybe we Catholics could call … 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

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