Pope Francis’ firstÂ encyclicalÂ Lumen FideiÂ (Light of Faith) was released on Friday, and we spent some time reading through much of it together late last night. Hey, what are you going to do … watch a rerun of Law & Order or read our Holy Father’s firstÂ encyclical? Choices, people, choices!
Coincidentally, our latest post for Catholic Stand was scheduled for today, too, and weÂ were ready to submit a post aboutÂ tangible things parishes can do to stop losing young families and start raising up the next generation of saints. As we readÂ Lumen Fidei, we found pearls of wisdom and nuggets of goldÂ to weave into our post.Â In other words, we wanted to strike while the iron was hot!
Head over to Catholic Stand to read our latest post,Â 5 Things Parishes Can Do To Stop Losing Young Families. Here’s a teaser.
1. Get the Sacrament of Baptism right.
2. Stop offering childcare during Mass.
3. Provide childcare at adult events.
4. Actively promote Natural Family Planning.
5. Proclaim a Year of Marriage and the Family.
Continue and read the full post here.