A couple of years ago, my wonderful priest, Fr. Rickey Valleroy, suggested that the responsorial psalm sung during Sunday mass become a sort of “mantra” for the entire week; something we can repeat to keep our minds on God and a focus on the Mass continuing long after “Thanks be to God!”
Remember the saying “A family that prays together stays together”? Our children have learned several prayers, know their sign of the cross (the 20-month-old is attempting!) but they just didn’t know how to pray. Well, my husband and I decided that we have to give our children the tools to facilitate opportunities to prayer. One way that Abe and I have done this is by putting together a family altar in our home.