The family is the original cell of social life created in God’s order. The goal of the Strong Catholic Families ministry is to help families share the love of Christ and to embrace Catholicism as a way of life in our families, the domestic church. We will do this by providing information, tools and activities to grow in these areas.
Coordinator: Nancy Franz, MFT
- Need help with a relationshipFebruary 15, 2016Nancy, I am a 46 year-old married male with four children, all of whom are teenagers. Need I say more? ~Test PosterRead more →
- Good News in Our Broken World: The Holy Spirit Continues to Guide the Church TodayNovember 9, 2015God’s guidance is not focused solely on individual persons. He has to orchestrate the best possible results through a highly complex set of interrelationships, as in our families, the domestic church. His love and influence is called divine providence. We will never be able to know it perfectly. We can not even wrap our brains ...Read more →
- The Gift of ListeningNovember 9, 2015One of the most loving behaviors that we can offer to our family is to be a good listener. Effective listening can be an opportunity to exercise voluntary self-denial and charitable works. How can we accomplish this goal? Let every man be quick to hear, show to speak and slow to anger” James 1:19 “Seek first to understand and ...Read more →
- Prayer as GiftNovember 7, 2015The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that prayer is God’s gift, it is a raising of one’s mind and heart to God . Humility is the foundation of prayer (we need God). Scripture says often that it is the heart that prays. It is an encounter with God coming from our thirst for God. Prayer ...Read more →