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.
American Father Stanley Rother was an ordinary man who used his skills and talents to be extraordinary for the Church. Use his story of selfless love for the poor of Guatemala’s highlands to inspire you to be extraordinary for Jesus.
Building a culture of life and teaching your children about pro-life topics doesn’t have to be something “extra.” One of the simplest ways to build a culture of life in your family is through family prayer time.