Sometimes it seems life can get ahead of us as moments of stillness become few and far between. We juggle work, family needs, special occasions and extracurricular activities with little time left to exercise, cook dinner or even pray. Life can sure pull us in many paths, but are we still answering the call to discipleship and striving to keep a holy vocation as a spouse, parent or single person? It's not easy, and it's impossible without faith.
God gives us the strength and wisdom to get through our hardest times. What if we stop squeezing faith into the cracks of our busy schedule, and instead plan to practice it every day with our family? This is BIGGER than physical strength, it's about spiritual strength ... even if we start small.
Welcome to St. Alphonsus STRONG STRONG 2013 is a six week opportunity, beginning on May 5.
It is designed for families to strengthen their faith, family and community.
A STRONG family - To begin, families submit a commitment form. They will then receive weekly themed email reflections, songs and activities to do together while driving to a sports practice, walking the dog, or cleaning the kitchen. Even families on vacation can participate with a smartphone or tablet. Remember, we are our children's first "coaches in life," and they look to us for guidance while watching our every move. These six weeks will help serve as conversation starters for your family - and hopefully lead to great discussions! Time is precious and hard to find, that's why these reflections are simple enough to fit into your schedule.
A STRONG parish - The goal is simple - build strong faith-filled families. As that occurs, we increase the faith among our parish family while building community. Look for special events for STRONG families to enjoy activities and games as we meet others, lift prayers and participate in something as one body in Christ.
Let's Get Started!
Complete a family commitment form below
or download it and return it at Mass or to parish office.
Listen for Mass announcements the weekend of April 13/14 and save these dates for coming parish STRONG events:
June 12 All events start at 6:45 p.m. in the sports field.
Questions? Email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org.