A Sunday meal to build Christian community

Dinner together as a family was a given growing up. It was a part of our daily routine, a time when our parents would check in with us and we would see one another. As an adult, I appreciate this routine as having been a foundation to my desire for, and expectations and practice of, the great gift of Christian community.

How can I help my teenager get more out of Sunday Mass?

Every Mass can be a life-changing encounter with Christ, if we’re ready for it

By Father Cal Christiansen

Q: My husband and I have three children. We have always tried to make Sunday Mass the center of our lives for our family. I recently had an uncomfortable discussion with my oldest son, who just turned 17. He told me that he thinks Mass is boring, that he doesn’t get anything out of it and that he doesn’t want to go to church anymore. How can I help him see the value and importance of Sunday Mass?

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