Whether you are a seasoned dad, a new dad, a dad to be, or a single guy wanting to know more about fatherhood, this website is for you. There is a role only a father can fill and gifts only a father can give. In a culture that often does not favor fatherhood or masculine virtue, we wish to highlight the unique contributions of men, husbands and fathers. The world would be lacking without them. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Grace Before Meals is centered on one fundamental concept: the simple act of creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships. Founded by Fr. Leo Patalinghug in 2003, Grace Before Meals has grown from a simple idea to a worldwide movement, producing a book, blog and even a pilot for a TV show endorsed by PBS.
Research shows that having frequent family dinners can reduce the susceptibility of teens to risks like teen pregnancy, smoking, drug use and depression. And these benefits don’t just apply to traditional families or people with kids. Stronger families foster stronger communities, and that’s the goal we’re striving for–one meal at a time.
A parish-based series that equips parents with the tools they need to be the first teachers of their children regarding the blessing of God’s plan for chastity and human sexuality.
Click here to download the Love & Family manual
Love and Logic® is a commonsense approach that teaches parents skills that cultivate confidence and good decision-making in children by offering choices, empathy, and respect while adults avoid anger, threats, warnings or lectures. Love and Logic® skills are easy to learn and can be put to use right away; it changes lives, and raises responsible children.
The classes are offered by independent facilitators of Parenting the Love and Logic Way™. The classes include humorous video presentations, practical suggestions and question and answer periods. Recommended for parents of children ages 1 to teen.
Click here to find out more on the Love & Logic® website.
Upcoming Love & Logic® classes:
6 weeks series beginning Monday, April 3 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Spiritual Life Center. The cost for the series is $35 which includes a workbook.
The Saint Gianna Family group is a way to support the families of the parish, and help them to come together to build family awareness and express the Catholic faith in our families and in our community. Please download this document for more information about the Saint Gianna Family Group.
That Man is You! seeks to form men who are fully alive by harmonizing what has typically been referred to as the Three Wisdoms of the Catholic Church: knowledge (secular knowledge including medical and social science); understanding (theology, including Scripture, the Magisterium and Tradition); and wisdom (contemplative or mystical knowledge found primarily in the writings of the saints). By harmonizing these "three wisdoms," the program has "opened vistas" and "made the faith come alive" for men in ways that would have been impossible given a more narrow focus. Visit http://www.thatmanisyou.org/ for more information.
In the Wichita Diocese, this program is available at the following parishes:
|Christ the King||Wichita|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe||South Hutchinson|
|Our Lady of Lourdes||Pittsburg|
|Sacred Heart||Arkansas City|
|St. Anthony of Padua||Garden Plain|
|St. Catherine of Siena||Wichita|
|St. Elizabeth Ann Seton||Wichita|
|St. Michael the Archangel||Mulvane|
|St. Thomas Aquinas||Wichita|