Posts Tagged 'children'

Be Generous with Your Time – 2019 Feast of the Holy Family

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December 29, 2019, Feast of the Holy Family

Greetings supporters and friends of Your Holy Family Ministries.  We pray that your Christmas season has been and will continue to be filled with Faith and Family.  We write to you with much joy after celebrating Christmas with most of our children who were able to travel home. Our hearts are full of gratitude for what God has been building in our family over the years.  We have seen ...

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The Family at the Foot of the Cross

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Lent has just begun, a season of reflecting upon the suffering and death of the Lord and go with him to the foot of the cross.  Many of the faithful offer up a token sacrifice for 40 days to better learn how to love.  These sacrifices have meaning, these little daily sufferings in a small way, prepare our mind and bodies for any real sufferings that will inevitably come our way.  For most adults, suffering is nothing new, anyone who has lived past ...

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What God has Joined, Let No One Divide

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scan3-77Your Family was started on the day you got married, and after you took your vows. The presider may have uttered words similar to the ones above.  It not only applies to you and your spouse, but also to your entire family.  The world many times seeks to separate what God has joined together.

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As our kids were growing up, we got involved ...
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Advice to New Parents

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When speaking with new parents I often get asked what advice I have for them as they begin their family. It makes sense, they have a blank slate and they want to do everything they can to ensure success and happiness for their children. So for all of you who are in the same boat (or plan to ...

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Launching Children

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There comes a time in every parent’s life when their child grows up.  university photoFor some this is a relief, for others complete misery.  As parents of nine children, with our oldest being twenty-two, we are in the throes of launching children into the great big world and we will continue launching for the next eleven years.  For my wife and I, this is an exciting time, we get to see the fruits ...

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Wow, that is a long time!

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This past New Year’s Eve, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We decided to make it a big deal and so we let our adult children throw us a party to celebrate the joyous event.  They rented a nice hall, brought in our favorite live band, had the event catered, bought a wedding cake, and invited a ton of our family and friends.  It was a very nice evening of fun, fellowship and dancing and a celebration ...

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Happy Feast of the Holy Family 2015

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As is our tradition, each year on the feast of the Holy Family, we publish an article about our ministry, recap the year and look forward to next year and what God may be calling us to accomplish for His glory.  This year is doubly special as Denae and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this New Year’s Eve.

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The feast of the Holy Family always occurs ...

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The Foundation of the Family

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After almost 22 years of parenting, we have tried just about everything, encountered just about every struggle and have learned a lot from others about what it takes to have a happy holy family.  This year Denae and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage.  What a great gift the past 25 years have been for us, we have been blessed beyond ...

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May Quick Update

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The last few weeks our family has been too busy with activities related to aging parents who need special attention to allow for me to post our weekly article.  In fact it has been almost one month since my last post.  I have written about the dangers of being too busy and over the last month, I have definitely been too busy, but it cannot be avoided due to the family issues we are dealing with.  The good ...

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Being the Servant of Others

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“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” St. John Paul II Homily October 7, 1979

On Holy Thursday, the Gospel recalls the washing of the feet of the Apostles by Jesus.  He instructs the Apostles to do the same.  While there are many truths to be learned from this scene in St. John’s Gospel, we will ...

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