Summer Free Time

Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. Today I’m going to talk to you guys about what to do with all the free time that our kids have over the summer. So we’re coming into summer time and your kids are about to have an extra eight hours a day to do something. And if your […]

Sacraments of Initiation

Hi and welcome to Beyond the Pew. Today we’re going to talk about how to walk through the sacraments of initiation as a family. So what are the sacraments of initiation? Well there are three. First one is baptism. Then we have confirmation. And then we have the Holy Eucharist.

Life in the Eucharist

Sacraments as a Family Welcome to Beyond the Pew. In this new series, we’re going to be diving into the ways we can journey through the sacraments together as a family. We are so blessed to have these seven sacraments. The sacraments are the ways in which the power of the Cross is made present in our lives. Jesus died so that we […]

Receiving Sacraments

Hello. Welcome to Beyond the Pew. As Easter gets closer and so many of our kids will be receiving Sacraments for the first time, whether it be Confirmation or Baptism or their First Communion, we’re going to talk about how to talk to your kids when they receive the Sacrament.

Offer It Up

Hello and welcome to Beyond the Pew! Today we are talking about the phrase “offer it up.” Many of us, when we were kids, heard that phrase when we stubbed our toe or scraped our knee and our parents would say, “Offer it up!” But what does that phrase actually mean? What are we offering? […]

Stations of the Cross

Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew. I’m Taylor and I want to talk to you about one of my favorite prayers that we pray throughout the year. We always celebrate it throughout the Lenten Season and that is the Stations of the Cross. The reason I love this prayer is because it helps […]

Intro to Christmas

Hello, and welcome to Beyond the Pew! Christmas is here and many of us are very busy! We all have wonderful Christmas traditions, but in the midst of all the craziness and busyness we tend to forget what Christmas is really about. Christmas is really more than just about a birth.

Is Jesus Dead?

I don’t know about you, but for the past several weeks I’ve just been in this mood where I’m very discouraged. And I wake up in the morning sometimes, and I despair over little things or I feel like a situation is hopeless or I’m tired or I’m just fighting a losing battle. And for […]

At the Name of Jesus

As any of my friends can attest, I often have really insane and vivid dreams. And I have a real knack for remembering them too. The other night, I had one I’d like to share with you.

The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Can you imagine Jesus in all of His glory, coming down to us during mass? Shining with light and trumpets blaring in this massive and impressive moment. What would we do? Probably run. Or hide under the pews. This is our Lord coming to us, wanting to be with us, His beauty and glory is […]