"The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children." -Lumen Gentium 11
We don’t know about your family, but our family is busy. Doing our best to live out our vocation as Catholic parents, we found that our domestic church was often unfocused, incoherent, and hyperactive.
We wanted a way to simply but deeply connect to the Church together in a way that left us refreshed rather than exhausted.
We found a way, and we want to share it with you.
By starting with and returning to the lectionary, we found we dramatically simplified and enhanced our prayer.
We think your family will come to enjoy family prayer time as much as we have. We hope to provide plenty of materials for your family to support and build your own domestic church.
church-building materials from our family to yours
ten minutes more
10 Minutes More has crowd-sourced daily resources to complement the lectionary readings and activities in 10 Minutes with Jesus. You can jump straight to a specific day with this calendar.
We use these Mass journals with our children to help orient them to the liturgy and learn to be attentive to God's action. We'd like to share them with you! These will (hopefully) be updated each Saturday in time for a Vigil Mass.
Check out our blog for more of the philosophy behind 10 Minutes With Jesus and for the occasional glimpse into our own work-in-progress domestic church.