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Jesus Feeds Us From Our Offerings

Jesus Feeds Us From Our Offerings

When we do our part, God multiplies it beyond our imagination.

Jesus feeds us from our offerings by taking what is our gift to Him and giving it to others.

This week we explore the multiplying of the loaves and fishes, seeing how it is foretold in the 2 Kings and discussing Paul’s teaching on how to live like Jesus.

Our activity this week is a Lord’s Day Celebration. A perfect way to prepare for Mass, and making mealtime so much more meaningful and drawing the family closer together.

Lord’s Day Celebration

Lord’s Day Celebration

The Lord’s Day Celebration is a great way to add Jesus to your family meal once a week, in preparation for Mass.

This simple celebration brings the family closer to God and each other in a short ritual that gives parents a way to integrate faithful living into a time when all the family is gathered and ready, and provides opportunity for everyone to participate.

Give your family and yourself this gift and watch their and your faith life grow quickly and your relationships get closer.

As a bonus, there’s a quick and easy bread recipe included.

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Keeping Your Teens Faithful – Episode 53

Keeping Your Teens Faithful – Episode 53

How do we get teens to go to mass? How do we keep them from becoming one of the staggering number of “Lost Sheep?” Why don’t they do what we tell them to do? In this episode of On the Road to Perfection, Mama and Daddy answer these questions and more based on personal experience and their own trial and error. They will not let you down!

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Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

What is joy? Is it happiness? Why should we have joy? These frequently asked questions are answered in this short video. Join Mom and Dad in this talk about joy, how trust leads to joy, and how joy leads to hope. -Nathaniel

Jesus Feeds Us From Our Offerings

Jesus Feeds Us From Our Offerings

When we do our part, God multiplies it beyond our imagination.

Jesus feeds us from our offerings by taking what is our gift to Him and giving it to others.

This week we explore the multiplying of the loaves and fishes, seeing how it is foretold in the 2 Kings and discussing Paul’s teaching on how to live like Jesus.

Our activity this week is a Lord’s Day Celebration. A perfect way to prepare for Mass, and making mealtime so much more meaningful and drawing the family closer together.

Lord’s Day Celebration

Lord’s Day Celebration

The Lord’s Day Celebration is a great way to add Jesus to your family meal once a week, in preparation for Mass.

This simple celebration brings the family closer to God and each other in a short ritual that gives parents a way to integrate faithful living into a time when all the family is gathered and ready, and provides opportunity for everyone to participate.

Give your family and yourself this gift and watch their and your faith life grow quickly and your relationships get closer.

As a bonus, there’s a quick and easy bread recipe included.

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Are we prepared to be Disciples and Prophets?

This week we discuss Amos and his hesitation, Paul and the Kerygma, and how ready were the Apostles when Jesus sent him out for a little practice?

All of the readings point to preparation for evangelization, and how we should prepare not just for that but for everything in our lives by first relying on Our Lord.

And, or course, He is always preparing us. In the activity, which is a brief prayer, we get that opportunity to really see how He is preparing us.

Which makes the answer to the question a positive, resounding: Yes!

Come Away And Rest A While

Come Away And Rest A While

By Order of The King: You need a break!

Everybody knows about shepherds in the Bible – you cannot avoid them!

Why does God use these humble servants as examples, and what about the bad shepherds?

More importantly, why don’t we ever think of ourselves as shepherds of the little flock He has given us?

This week, we get sheepish on you, And give you a great, simple, yet powerful activity to do as The Lord says in his teaching this week: Come away and rest awhile.

Start by taking a three-minute break and reading up on the Mass lesson this week – then drive the flock somewhere. You’ll see…

Keeping Your Teens Faithful – Episode 53

Keeping Your Teens Faithful – Episode 53

How do we get teens to go to mass? How do we keep them from becoming one of the staggering number of “Lost Sheep?” Why don’t they do what we tell them to do? In this episode of On the Road to Perfection, Mama and Daddy answer these questions and more based on personal experience and their own trial and error. They will not let you down!

Death – Episode 52

Death – Episode 52

Death is a difficult topic. We avoid it out of discomfort. But Mama and Daddy talk about it with hope, grace, and tenderness. They talk about our final judgement, purgatory, heaven, our hope for the future, and a few helps for when we learn of the passing of a loved one.
Dedicated to: David Cooper (1973-2021)

Anniversary Episode – Episode 51

Anniversary Episode – Episode 51

Its been a year since the first episode of On the Road to Perfection! Mama and Daddy talk about the up and coming things for our ministry in this episode. Learn about more of our content and get a sneak peak at what the next year has in store from Holy Owned and Operated!

Faith- Episode 50

Faith- Episode 50

What is faith? Is it blind trust? Or belief in something we can only see the outline of? In this episode of On the Road to Perfection, Mama and Daddy talk about and explain the gift of Faith

The Sign of the Cross – Episode 49

The Sign of the Cross – Episode 49

The Sign of the Cross is a short prayer, but there is some mystery surrounding it.

Should I sign from right to left? Should I sign at the chest, or the belly? If I use my left hand, am I going to Hell?

Is it just a “Catholic” prayer or can any Christian pray and do it?

Mama and Daddy answer these questions and more in this episode of On the Road to Perfection!

Bits ‘n’ Pieces – Episode 48

Bits ‘n’ Pieces – Episode 48

Mama and Daddy talk about vaccines, testing God, and other Bits ‘n’ Pieces. They offer wisdom, anecdotes, and little, well, Bits ‘n’ Pieces of other things! This is an off-the-cuff casual conversation about lots of things happening right now.

Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

What is joy? Is it happiness? Why should we have joy? These frequently asked questions are answered in this short video. Join Mom and Dad in this talk about joy, how trust leads to joy, and how joy leads to hope. -Nathaniel

Fruits of the Spirit: Love

Fruits of the Spirit: Love

Mama and Daddy explore the first Fruit of the Spirit that St. Paul mentions in his letter to the Galatians: Love. They explain that Love is a verb that means “sacrifice” and is not an “Ooey-Gooey” feeling, as Dad says. -Nathaniel

Fruits of the Spirit: Conclusion

Fruits of the Spirit: Conclusion

Mom and Dad summarize the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in this episode. As well as a paragraph from the catechism. No fruit can be external without being internal. Just like any orchard, or tree, we need to cultivate it. -Nathaniel

Fruits of the Spirit: Chastity

Fruits of the Spirit: Chastity

What is Chastity? Mom and Dad explore this including the fact that it is not only, although it’s a big part of it, keeping our purity outside of marriage. There are so many opportunities for unchaste actions after marriage. Getting married does not automatically mean we are chaste! Chastity is the call to love sacrificially with our bodies.

Chastity is the fruit that is borne from a healthy relationship. We can be unchaste before or after marriage. There is always regret after we have been unchaste. Chastity is a fruit that is simply following natural law. -Nathaniel

Fruits of the Spirit: Self Control

Fruits of the Spirit: Self Control

Mom and Dad explore Self Control in this short video. Self Control is much like Temperance. Being Self Controlled is watching what we say, do, and think. When we have true Self Control, we recognize our sins immediately. When we lack self control, we can fall into a state of sin very easily.

It also provides us the grace in apologizing. The more we do it, the more we realize we should be doing it also the more we do it the less we need to do it. The true fruit of Self Control is how we act when we’re alone.

Fruits of the Spirit: Modesty

Fruits of the Spirit: Modesty

Mom and Dad explore Modesty in this episode. The thing that probably comes to mind first is CLOTHING! We seem to stretch the meaning of modesty in that regard, thinking that to look beautiful, we need to be immodest.

But, it’s not all about clothing! Remember, Fruits have multiple manifestations. We will automatically find that DOING Modest, or dressing appropriately, will come if we ARE Modest. Modesty has to do with how we think of our own selves.

Modesty is like the opposite of sinful Pride. It means we are selfless. A combination of Humility, selflessness, dignity and Prudence.

Modesty is also in thought, speech, and dress. Also, it is how we treat ourselves when we’re alone. -Nathaniel

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