Each week the Youth Ministry division from the Archdiocese of Washington will give suggestions for Family Faith Friday. We are happy to reprint them here for the families of Little Flower. We will also add our own resources so check back regularly!

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) in collaboration with three other Catholic organizations developed a 3-part webinar series to help empower families to live out their faith as a Domestic Church. Check out the webinars here: https://nfcym.org/.../strong-catholic-families-webinar.../

Week 2: What are teens talking about? As parents, sometimes it may feel like it’s so hard to keep up with all the new trends. This can cause a barrier to know how to talk to our teens. Thankfully, there are many resources that can bridge that barrier. LifeTeen Parent Resources is a great one to start with. Want to know what a meme is? Want to know about the new video games? Understand social media better? How to help a stressed teen? This parent resource has a rich variety of blogs, from parents and young people, that’ll help you understand what your teens are talking about. Visit: https://ltparentlife.com for more info.

Week 1: As the new year begins and our youth are starting a whole new way of school one thing remains the same -- their goals for the year. So too, we invite you to have a conversation as a family about your goals for the year. Those can be individual goals or goals that you want to accomplish together. Then, we invite you to create your own family statement that brings forth your vision as a family for the year! This does not have to be a tedious task, but rather a task as a family that will foster unity, pride and accountability.

"The family, which is founded and given life by love, is a community of persons: of husband and wife, of parents and children, of relatives. Its first task is to live with fidelity the reality of communion in a constant effort to develop an authentic community of persons."- Saint Pope John Paul II

Download and print your own family mission statement here: (From nfcym.org)