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Hey, wait a minute!

February 16, 2018


I just counted the days from Ash Wednesday to Easter and now I’m wondering where that 40-days-of-Lent thing came from!



The answer lies in what we teach about Sundays.  Learn more here.


Consecration Novena, final prayers

February 14, 2018

Renewal Prayer
Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, we renew our consecration to you and to your Immaculate Heart. Please accept us, dear Mother, and use Family Formation and all that we do as you wish, to accomplish your designs upon the world. We are all yours, dear Mother and Queen, and all that we do is offered to your Son through you.

Consecration Prayer
Our Father in heaven, Who chose Mary as the fairest of Your daughters; Holy Spirit, Who chose Mary as Your spouse; God the Son, Who chose Mary as Your Mother; in union with her, we adore Your majesty and acknowledge Your supreme eternal dominion and authority.

Most Holy Trinity, we put Family Formation into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present it to You. Through her we wish to thank You for the great privilege of serving You through this apostolate. Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on this work and grant us peace. Protect family life and guard the innocence of our children.

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, and patroness, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the Will of your Divine Son, we may live and die pleasing God.



Consecration Novena, day 9

February 13, 2018

For Family Formation’s future growth and direction; curriculum development, workshops, marketing, Spanish translation, and new products

Dear Lord, as You taught us to pray, we ask that You “give us our daily bread,” and thereby simply express our complete trust and reliance on You. (CCC 2979, 2861) We do not need to know or even understand Your plan, we simply ask that You increase our faith and trust, that You, Who are the giver of all that is good, will continue to supply the grace to move forward according to Your will. Please bless us, guide us, direct us, and protect us as we seek to build Your kingdom. Our Lady of Good Counsel, intercede for us as we seek God’s will for the future growth and direction of Family Formation. Above all, we want to hear His voice and confidently cooperate with His plan.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary …Novena, day 9

7 Simple Ways to Share Your Catholic Faith on Ash Wednesday

February 13, 2018

Just in case someone mentions that there’s a little dirt on your forehead.


Thanks to Marcel at Aggie Catholic!

Wednesday’s “conflict”

February 12, 2018

Consecration Novena, day 8

February 12, 2018

For Family Formation’s business partners; all print, audio, video, and web production

Dear Lord, You have given us both a missionary mandate and the gifts to carry it out. (CCC 849) Today we ask that You bless all of Family Formation’s business partners, that they may effectively use their particular gifts in the work of evangelization. We ask that a cooperative spirit and our common goals will multiply the work that Family Formation is able to accomplish for Your kingdom. Virgin Most Faithful, please lift up our business partners to your Son that they would be blessed in their work and grow ever closer to Him.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary …Novena, day 8

Consecration Novena, day 7

February 11, 2018

For distance parishes and families; new families, experienced families, and those considering use of Family Formation

Dear Lord, You have given us the gift of our parishes as places to gather for worship, for passing on the Faith, and for multiplying our charitable efforts. (CCC 2179) At their best, a parish is an extension of the family where we inspire one another on our journey to heaven. Today we pray for all our distance parishes that each would be a model of the earliest Catholic communities (CCC 2178) as they meet to “rouse one another to love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24) Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for them.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary …Novena, day 7

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