I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Modern (Catholic) Family

At Friday evening's Mass of the Assumption, I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of parents with their small children in the congregation.

A few of my classmates and friends from the ACE teaching program have settled down and started raising families - and they are trying hard to have the children baptized and to bring their children to Mass each week.

It's people like these that give me hope for our Church and hope for the modern Catholic family. Parents (who, at times, may seem like a small amount of them) are taking on the responsibility of being the primary educators of their children's faith, and they are making family the center (with God at the core) of all they do.

Let us lift our Catholic families (especially newer parents) up in prayer that God strengthen their zeal and love for the faith in order to pass on a desire in their children for developing personal relationships with God. Amen.

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