Facing New and Uncertain Situations Like Mary: A Family Faith-Sharing Guide

Facing New and Uncertain Situations Like Mary: A Family Faith-Sharing Guide

May is traditionally a time to honor Mary in special ways, such as with May Crowning celebrations. This year, we can look to Mary as a model for facing uncertain times. When faced with the news that she would be the Mother of God, Mary had questions but accepted God’s plan for her with complete trust.

Explore Mary’s faith and trust in God with the help of our family faith-sharing guide. Excerpted from 52 Simple Ways to Talk with Your Kids about Faith by Jim Campbell, the guide invites parents to start meaningful conversations with their children inspired by natural teachable moments.

Also see Pop-Up Catechesis episodes on May Crowning and Praying the Rosary as a Family.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. Is this something we would be allowed to share with our families via email or do they need to individually request a copy? Thank you in advance and we so appreciate all you are doing to help people during this really challenging time!

    Be well 🙂

    • Hi Lisa and thanks for asking. We most appreciate you telling folks about it and asking them to request a copy. This allows us more direct communication with customers we serve. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for reaching out to us during this unforeseen environment around a pandemic that forced everyone into isolation. Looking forward to getting your suggestions in educating our parish families during these difficult times.
    May God bless you all in all that you do for His greater Glory!

    • Thank you Marilyn. May God’s grace pull us through these difficult times and into a “new day.”

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