Change can be challenging. It is hard for me to let go of what we did for years at Faith & Family Live, but we plan to continue much of that same work at CatholicDigest.com. I hope you will stick with me on this newest endeavor.
If you would like to listen to me talk with Scot Landry, host of The Good Catholic Life, for an hour or so about Faith & Family, Catholic Digest, and The Gist … you’re in luck! You can do that today!
I am thrilled to be assigned the task of making Catholic Digest the kind of joyful, faith-filled publication you have always trusted me to produce, and I thank God for the opportunity to continue to serve the Church in this capacity. I am grateful for the ways many of you have supported Faith & Family magazine in the past, and pray that you will support Faith & Family Live and Catholic Digest as we begin this new endeavor.
You can read more about my new job with Catholic Digest here.
I am deeply grateful to everyone who has offered good wishes and prayers as I begin this new work. God bless you!
Guess what? Next week we’ll be recording our 100th episode of the Faith & Family podcast!
We would love for YOU to be a part of this special milestone episode. Will you please call our listener feedback line and leave us a brief voice message?
1-413-FAITH-55 or 1-413-324-8455
Call any time — this line is voice mail only. Tell us what you like about the Faith & Family podcast, what topics you might like us to cover in future episodes, or an episode that was particularly helpful or meaningful for you.
I hope we’ll collect enough feedback to make a very special episode of the Faith & Family podcast next week. Don’t be shy — give us a call today!
Well, I’m beginning to get pretty darned excited about our upcoming Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away on Saturday, April 2.
Time is almost running out, but you can still register!
For those of you who would like a little more information about the event before registering, or for those of you who are coming but would like to know more about what to expect, I thought I would post our schedule for the day.
Faith and Family “Mom’s Day Away” Schedule
8:00-9:00 Gathering/ Sign–in/ Coffee & Light Breakfast
9:00 Welcome /Introductions
9:15 Morning Prayer
9:30 “One ‘Yes’ at a Time” – Danielle Bean
10:00 Small Group discussions (at tables)
10:20 Large Group discussions (whole group)
10:45 “Letting Go of Fear Can Change Your Life” – Jennifer Fulwiler
11:15 Small Group discussions
11: 35 Large Group discussions
11:45 “Connecting with Christ in Confession and Adoration” – Special Guest, Fr. Chip Hines
Confession (Fr. Chip) Optional
1:00 Adoration Optional
1:30 Rosary Optional
2:00 Gift Giveaways/Break
2:15 “You Too Can Be a Saint!” – Rachel Balducci
2:45 Small Group discussions
3:05 Large Group discussions
Confessions (Parish Priests) Optional
3:20 Reflections on the Day
3:40 Closing Prayer & Dismissal
4:00 Parish Vigil Mass* Optional, Main Church
*Those attending Mass may leave coats and conference materials at their tables until the end of Mass. If you do not wish to attend Mass at this time, you may enjoy quiet conversation in the Hall until 5pm.
I hope I will see you there!
Please join us!
This will be an excellent opportunity to spend a day building community and growing closer to Christ as we support one another in the joyful work of Catholic living.