How do I get my kids to behave during Mass? Real-life advice from parents who have tested and tried these tips, tricks, and strategies.
Who should stay and who should go? Sunday Mass problems
Scott Warden and his wife face a problem every Sunday: What do to with the squirmy, whiny two year old. There is no right or wrong way to navigate these waters, as every parent and every child is different. How do you handle it?
Mass with kids: 25+ strategies for a better experience
This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with your Kids. The Eucharistic liturgy (the Mass) is the height of Christian prayer, and so essential to Christian life that […]
Why you should take little kids to Mass
If you’re like me, going to Mass with your kids isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Prying the children away from their Sunday morning play is often a 30-minute affair, one where the race to put shoes on children’s feet functions as a replacement for any planned weekend cardio. Even devout parents occasionally wonder to themselves, “What am I doing? Why do I endure this circus from week to week?” In the midst of the current scandals of the Church, I’m sure many parents have thought to themselves at least once or twice, “Will I really be missed?”
“Smells and bells”
Every Catholic is familiar with the sights, the sounds and even the smells that adorn the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Glowing candles, ringing bells and the aroma of incense […]