We’ve been hearing from a lot of parents who are frustrated that the pandemic is stopping them from being involved in the ministries they are involved in at their parishes or in their communities. It’s good to want to make a difference, but many of us are missing out on a tremendously important ministry opportunity. Our homes! Did you know that, as far as the Church is concerned, parenting is a ministry. Although we tend to think of “ministry” as “ the churchy stuff we do at church—or to serve others.” Ministry is really any activity that enables us to communicate God’s love to another person. If that isn’t parenting, I don’t know what is. On Teaching Catholic Kids are some ways you can practice the Corporal Works of Mommy (and Daddy Too) to experience and encourage a more meaningful spirit of service in the home.
Faith talk for families: Spiritual works of mercy
Questions to talk about at home during meals or at bedtime, or in the car. How does your family practice forgiveness? Who could use your family’s care and comfort this […]
What It’s REALLY Like to Live in a Family
Editor’s note: We wanted to share Pope Francis’ teaching, in his own words, on how important it is to offer and receive forgiveness and foster peace in our families. These […]