Packing for vacation? Don’t forget your faith

Girl looks out window RGB mitEsVU• Teachable moments: “Going to Mass on vacation has led to fantastic teaching moments, as some of the churches we have visited have had amazing artwork. Also, it has given our children important lessons in diversity. Worshipping at a Catholic church in Georgia helped open my daughter’s eyes to the fact that not all Catholics are Caucasian, which is the make-up of our home parish.” —Carol, mother of four

• Service: “We found an orphanage when we went to the Bahamas, and we spent a day there playing with the kids. When we left, my son gave his own basketball to the children because theirs wasn’t very good.” —Judy, mother of four.

• Making time for daily Mass: “On weekdays we like to try and time our lunch stops around noon in a bigger city and often we find a noon daily Mass. Finding a Mass is like a little treasure on the road. It reminds us of our ultimate end point, not just for the particular trip we are on, but for our life’s journey as well.” —Jen, mother of six

—by Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the 2012 Best in Class award from the Associated Church Press, as well as a First Place General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association for the past three years running. Here’s a sample issue.

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One Response

  1. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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