Bite-Sized Faith – Words of wisdom on Catholic youth and parenting by various contributing authors.

22 Jan, 2018

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

2017-08-28T15:32:59+00:00 Jan 22nd, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

When Pope Francis named 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life (the vowed life of Sisters and Brothers), I was surprised and very pleased. Fifty years after the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Church is a very appropriate time to lift up and celebrate Consecrated Life and invite our young adults to [...]

15 Jan, 2018

My parents “made” me be Catholic!

2017-08-28T15:27:27+00:00 Jan 15th, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

“My parents made me be Catholic.  I had no choice and that's wrong.  Why do my parents think this is ok?” I know this young man’s parents; they are good upstanding people, not leaders of a cult.  They chose to baptize and raise their sons Catholic.  They are cradle Catholics who desire to provide their [...]

1 Jan, 2018

Who wants to see baby Jesus?

2017-08-28T15:04:43+00:00 Jan 1st, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Epiphany is my favorite holiday. Each year I organize a parish Epiphany fair so everyone can share my enthusiasm and have some good ‘ole fashioned family fun. That morning when I left early for Mass I mentioned to my barely awake husband and four-year-old twins, “Today’s the day!  The wise men have come to see [...]

25 Dec, 2017

Preparing our hearts and home for Jesus

2017-10-25T15:09:23+00:00 Dec 25th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

One of the most wonderful gifts of Catholicism is our Liturgical Calendar. The Church gives us a heads up in regards to our two biggest feast days with the seasons of Lent and Advent. While Advent is about half the length of Lent, it is an opportune time to prepare ourselves for the celebration of [...]

18 Dec, 2017

It’s about giving…right?

2017-08-28T14:58:35+00:00 Dec 18th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Walmart commercial that’s airing right now, calling for “a little more joy for Christmas” impresses me, not only because it dares to say Christmas instead of “the Holidays,” but because it is so happy and expectant. Sure, Walmart is encouraging people to come to buy cheap, extraneous goo to fill our homes with material [...]

4 Dec, 2017

Advent in the home: “I found Jesus!”

2017-08-28T14:52:15+00:00 Dec 4th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

“I found Jesus!” proudly proclaimed my daughter. We weren’t hosting a revival in the living room, rather, a quick search in the basement for our errant plastic Savior for the nativity set. She reverently handed the figurine to me and pulled out the rest of the set before trudging upstairs to play with it. The [...]

27 Nov, 2017

Was Jesus Catholic?

2017-08-28T14:50:07+00:00 Nov 27th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

My mom had great news to share as I walked in the door.  “You’ll never guess what Lucas said,” she bragged. “He said that Jesus is Cath-o-lick.” And she beamed as she said this.  It was as if my four-year-old had found the cure for cancer. “That’s great, Mom.” I replied, trying to keep my [...]

20 Nov, 2017

How my Thanksgiving will be different this year

2017-08-28T14:44:02+00:00 Nov 20th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

When someone mentions the Thanksgiving holiday, what words come to mind? If asking a child, they may say, “turkey, pilgrims, or pumpkins.” From an adult we might hear “feast, family, or football.” For many, including myself, it seems that the word that should be first and foremost is often not. That word is, “God.” We [...]