VBS Improvements: How Minor Changes Made a Major Difference

Every summer, our parish hosts a Vacation Bible School program, a week-long camp that features Bible stories, craft projects, music lessons, games, and snack time.  In years past, this program brought in about fifteen children, with thirty counselors to assist … Continue reading

Finding the Beauty in Obligation: Why We Need Holy Days

Holy Days of Obligation.  It’s a phrase that many modern Catholics find repugnant.  I know plenty of devout Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday, but rarely observe those Holy Days of Obligation (with the exception of Christmas).  Many consider the … Continue reading

Relinquishing Control: What Maternity Leave Is Teaching Me About Undue Pride

With the holidays quickly approaching, so are quite a few deadlines.  I have more than my fair share of Christmas parties to plan and implement at work.  My days in the office has been comprised of painting dozens of cardboard … Continue reading