for Parishes

Cultivating Soil

There is a distinction between doing family ministry and ministering to families.  To use the parable of the Sower and the Seed as our model, doing family ministry is offering “good seed” through opportunities, programs, and events targeted to families. It means making sure schedules are "family-friendly," and that families...

Parish Tool Kit

Our good friends over at the Office of Marriage and Family Life in the Archdiocese of Baltimore created a preliminary "Parish Tool Kit" to help parishes assess their current situation, and find areas where they can become more Family-friendly. From facilities and programs, to liturgy and culture of the parish,...

“We’ll Do It For You!” Just Doesn’t Work

Authored by Fr. Erik Arnold (Ablaze Content Advisory Team) Years ago, a shift took place in many of our parish religious education and faith formation programs. It started with a good intention as priests and parish staff began saying things like, "What can we do to help take the burden...

How Can We Help You Serve Your Families?

How can your parish become more family friendly? Want to help parents not only DESIRE to help their children encounter the Lord, but actually BE ABLE to do it? Want to help families to accompany one another as they grow in faith?Want to encourage and equip families who are faithful to...