When Families Skip Mass


If you’re a DRE or Catechist, or even just a parent who wants to be the very best head of your Domestic Church, do yourself a favor and read EVERYTHING my friend Lisa Mladinich writes.  A great place to start is with her column “Honor Their Fathers and Their Mothers” over at Patheos.  In this column, Lisa recommends how to support and encourage families in your religious education settings who can’t seem to make it to Mass.  Her response is filled with the compassionate, supportive attitude that I’d love to see prevail in our parishes.  Click here to read Lisa’s article in full and while you’re there, enjoy my buddy Pat Gohn’s work too!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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