Sainthood Starts
At Home.

Ablaze Families exists to equip and empower parents to lead their kids to Heaven.

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Journey with Us

Calling all Catholic fathers!

Chris and Matt invite you to join them along the epic journey of being a father while chasing after the Father.

What does it look like to live out the faith and lead the family amidst the spiritual battleground surrounding us?

... and all Catholic mothers!

Join Jennifer as we find holy moments in the midst of the chaos. Or, what we like to call, Catholic motherhood.

You won’t find perfect children, a completely clean house, or other unattainable standards here. But we do guarantee you will be uplifted, supported, and find community.

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Marriage on Mission


An Ablaze Families Marriage Enrichment Retreat

The grace that comes from marriage is meant to make us holy, make our kids holy, and transform the world around us. Marriage on Mission sets the stage for couples to re-orient their marriage towards Christ, and live out the mission to which they are called.

Take this online enrichment retreat at your own pace! Choose to take your time and watch it over the course of a week, or knock it out in a weekend.

Take time to pour into the life of your marriage, and be ready for what the Lord wants to do in and through your vocation.

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Monthly Activity Calendars

 

Celebrate the faith in a way that is fun, tangible, and engaging for the entire family – without breaking the budget! Our activity calendars incorporate:

  • Prayer challenges
  • Hands-on activities
  • Questions for faith-based family discussion
  • Diving into the lives of the saints

 

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Meet the Team

Jennifer Stavinoha

Team Visionary

 

Jennifer is part theology expert and part figure skater, as well as a stay at home mom to 3 princesses. She would love to talk with you about:

  • parenting determined little girls
  • Catholic theology
  • mediating middle school drama (especially for the ladies)

Chris Bartlett

Team Captain

 

Chris is a father of 6, a ministry aficionado, and the fearless leader of our team at Ablaze Families. Reach out to him if you want to:

  • learn how to make a legit family schedule
  • discuss youth ministry
  • ask about his epic card collection

Emily Shimek

Master of Details

 

A recovering perfectionist and stay at home mom who loves gardening and dance parties with her 3 littles. She would love to chat with you about:

  • navigating the “terrible two’s”
  • starting up a mother’s ministry at your parish
  • how to give your cat a bath

Sam Shepard

Creator of Opportunities

 

Our team’s friendly “let’s get coffee and share faith journeys this weekend” community expert. You should definitely email Sam if you:

  • would like someone to pray with you
  • need to discuss a movie from the Marvel Universe
  • have a question about leading praise and worship