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As I get ready to go to bed, one of the last things I do is set my alarm clock. It’s a moment of hesitation because I need to make a very important decision. Do I set it for the usual time or a half...

What have been important tools to bring peace or meaning into your day-to-day during the covid pandemic? I learned how the three dimensions of well-being (biological, psychological, and spiritual) mutually influence one another. Something as simple as following a schedule every day really helped me to...

"We believe the Catechism is not a textbook, a collection of ideas, or a set of rules. We believe the Catechism is the faithful echo of a God who wishes to reveal himself to us and desires us to respond. Our mission is to pass...

You and I Social media has been flooded with pronouns lately, but some aren’t getting enough floor time. Take the pronouns…you and me (or as your grammar teacher would say…you and I). At the very heart of all relationships is two people, wanting to share space...

Here’s a Father’s Day riddle for all you dads out there…Question: What do fathers and farmers have in common? Answer: They both began with Adam. Cultivating God’s Garden When God made man, He gave him the job of cultivating or “keeping” the garden. From a practical perspective,...

Birth and Beginnings - May and Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day! May is a time of new beginnings and new birth, a time when we celebrate life and motherhood, a time for honouring not only our Blessed Mother but also our earthly mothers as well. Mothers come...

For the second ever Date Night with FFI, Mika and Alicia Hernon of the Messy Family Project joined us to speak about communication as a couple. The Hernon’s have been married for 27 years and have ten children and three grandchildren, their mission with the...

How many times have we read the Passion or listened to these last words of Christ on the Cross and yet not really understood what they really mean? It can be so difficult to say – or hear – those powerful words, “I forgive you.”...

We really need to be rooted in prayer. The slowing down that the pandemic has forced upon us all has been a real blessing to me personally in many ways. My daily prayer life has never been more regular and fruitful! And as far as...

Following the success of our second Date Night with FFI in February, we're excited to share these 4 ideas for couples to help you do more for your marriage and to help grow community and friendship with other couples. 1. Host your own couple's night Get together with...

For the past year, media has been flooded with slogans that encourage solidarity against the coronavirus, a global crisis that somehow makes us “all in this together.” Lockdown restrictions and social distancing have made our individual bubbles so much smaller. And so, it’s tempting to...

“The world needs you, the world in our time needs men.” This statement from Patrick Sullivan speaking at the 2021 Men of Faith Conference runs counter to a modern culture offering a lifestyle for men far from the virtue, strength, responsibility, and love that used...

List of Lenten resources for families to use in preparation for Easter....

From formed.org "Renowned speaker and author Fr. Michael Gaitley tells the dramatic history of God's love and mercy as interwoven through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope...

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The Cat Chat Family teaches your children the most important lessons on the Catholic Faith with catchy songs, jokes...

Join Brother Francis as he helps children up to 8 years old understand how to live a joy-filled Catholic life. ...

Faith And Life free downloadable resource produced by the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska Office of Religious Education for grades 1 - 8....

See "Bible Studies" categories on Formed.org for entire selection of topics. ...

The Opus Joyous Show weaves a wonderful story of spiritual adventure rich in Catholic symbolism and clear and effective explanations....

Ryan Defrates: Secret Agent is an animated action-adventure series about a young spy with a whole lot to learn!...

Heroes of the Faith. The Stories of real-life Saints & Christian Heroes all come to life in CCC of America's award-winning animated films....

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system...

30 minute videos with discussion questions to enable you to have material and meaningful discussions with the teens in your pod....

Symbolon (the Faith Explained) features 20 video and discussion sessions that brings together some of the most trusted Catholic teachers....

BELOVED uncovers the mystery and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage. BELOVED invites all couples to experience firsthand the wonder...

Short 5 – 10 minute videos on a variety of topics including parenting and family life....

Mike and Alicia Hernon want you to know that all families are messy - and that's a good thing. Check out the Messy Family Project....

Me and My House is a practical game plan for Catholic parents who are struggling with all the things that parents struggle with....

Pass It On is a series of presentations for parents who want to equip their children well for their life’s journey....

With a bright and cheerful voice and smile, Camp Director Tara Costain launched the one-of-a-kind virtual camp: “Welcome to Anchor Camp 2020!” Beside her co-director Joanna Simpson, Tara began a 5 day fun packed virtual camp experience for 48 campers and 28 staff....

Looking for some inspiration? It's tempting, but unfortunately we can't just sit around all summer long doing nothing. You may have said something similar to the children...

After over two months in lockdown, for many of us the current lifting of restrictions feels like a big breath of fresh air. And there’s so much to breathe in right now, with the lilacs and the irises beginning to bloom and the heady smell...

The undeniable evidence of the Resurrection required that Jesus’ friends look at life in an entirely different way…through a totally new frame. Their old frame just wasn’t big enough or far-reaching enough to capture the reality of the Resurrection. What looked as if it was...

With this post we want to turn our attention to those who are alone or finding more time on their hands and don't necessarily have anyone to be with. Lonely or wondering "now what's my purpose", now that you don't go into work, or perhaps...

When you're feeling busy around the house, maybe you're trying to catch up on chores or you're working from home and not quite used to all the additional distractions, this quote can serve as a reminder for busy families to be present to one another....

It is what it is…As the first wave of anxiety over the current pandemic subsides, it’s not surprising that many of us might be feeling a sort of let-down, a kind of low mood that catches us unaware, and can leave us tired, immobilized, or...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="30" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1585175365260{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Churches are closed and we're unable to physically receive the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist through Holy Communion at Mass. But do not despair!   Here is a breakdown of important...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the world has had its modus operandi turned upside down. In some parts of Ontario, grocery store shelves that once held abundant bread, milk and diapers have become scanty. Facing these shortages, someone on Facebook recently commented, “Are we living...

In the past few weeks, we have all been on a rollercoaster ride of events and emotions as we try to navigate the huge changes to life as we know it under the pall of the coronavirus pandemic....

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During this difficult time, as we navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, it’s easy to become anxious and worried about current and future concerns. And, in the present moment, that’s completely healthy…our feelings are a normal and adaptive response to an abnormal and stressful situation!...

Does your life feel out of balance? Do you have trouble prioritizing your responsibilities or transforming your goals into reality? Are you searching for help with your marriage or struggling with a parenting challenge? Do you suffer from anxiety, anger, or depression, or just feel...

Over 300 men of all ages and from all distances in Southwestern Ontario gathered for the Men of Faith Conference at St. Michael’s Parish....

"We are not experts," Debbie humbly explained, "what we want to share today comes from lived experience." Debbie and Peter Herbeck have been married for 33 years, they have four children and seven grandchildren, and they live in Ann Arbor, Michigan....

Auld Lang Syne - This classic New Year’s song reminds us fondly of “days gone by,” a sentiment sorely needed in a world detached from the timeless traditions of our Christian roots. In this ever-evolving digital age, where gratification is just a click away and...

Let’s Talk Turkey As we mark the countdown to the Thanksgiving weekend, social media is bursting with posts, tweets, and memes that remind us of all we have to be grateful for in this beautiful country. But in order to have gratitude really sink in and...

We all know of people who are fun to be around as long as life is good and we’re dancing to their tune, but who turn against us when we fall on hard times. The Bible calls these false friends, “friends who pretend to be...