Most VBS curricula pander in pathetic ways to pop culture, skimp on thoughtful interpretations of Scripture, and leave kids with throwaway craft projects and a thin version of the Christian faith.
The Benedictines have shown me another pattern of faithfulness: the pattern of committing to a place and a community and refusing to run away.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd exhibits confidence in the gifts God has given the Church, and calls the whole child to encounter God.
This past Sunday we welcomed our bishop for his annual visitation and for confirmations, which is always a joyous day for our youth confirmands, their families, and their sponsors. I’ve been teaching youth conf... Read More...
The good news is that there are so many wonderful and creative ways to do faith formation in the home. Making faith a part of our family doesn’t require that we spend hours sitting in straight-backed chairs while someone reads from the Bible in a monotone voice, nor does it require a divinity degree or encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible on the part of the parents. It does require time, attention, and conversation, as we create habits that help us acknowledge Christ and his presence within our homes.