Did God give you kids who are different? Grab the tools and support you need to raise an outside-the-box child.
with the Mass Journal for Catholic Kids
What if your child could
all at the same time?
Look no further than To Hear His Voice.
Because sometimes, Mass is HARD
It’s long. The pews can be uncomfortable. Busy minds wander and have trouble following along. That was definitely the case for my own children: gifted, creative kiddos who struggle with sensory, attention, executive functioning, and anxiety issues.
I created To Hear His Voice as a gentle remedy for these difficulties, to help my children work through their questions and struggles and fall in love with their Catholic faith.
Why is this important? Because the statistics on faith and youth are startling:
Among youth ages 15-25 who have left the church:
13 is the average age at which they stop believing
63% of fallen away youth say they left between the ages of 10 and 17
23% of fallen away youth say they left before age 10
If you're like me, you don't want that for your kids.
What you want is to see them fall in love with Catholicism;
embrace the connection between reason and faith;
know the beauty and the truth of Scripture and Tradition;
understand and build a devotion to the Sacraments, to Our Lady, and the Truth of Holy Mother Church.
As the only Mass journal for kids with an emphasis on engagement in the Word of God and the Sacraments, To Hear His Voice is an excellent tool for family Catechesis:
Discussion questions guided by the principles of active reading assist in the development of critical thinking skills, vital for children to own and defend their Catholic faith.
Thought-provoking writing prompts and suggestions for evangelization help children relate to the Gospel and apply it to their own lives.
Ample space for reflection and journaling offers room for contemplating the Word of God. Suggestions for prayer and devotion are included in every section.
"My daughter aspires to sainthood, but she also is a child with a typical Mass attention span (i.e., not very long!). This journal helps her focus SO. MUCH. She loves that she has plenty of space to illustrate the readings or take notes on the homily. I've seen a total difference in her Mass behavior for the better"
- Kristi Denoy (Hail Marry Blog)
Children can use the journal
"To Hear His Voice is well-designed. Children can write, draw, or simply discuss their answers to the questions. This is great for at-home use as well as for a group religious education class."
- Patrice Fagnant MacArthur (Today's Catholic Homeschooling)
"This book is a beautiful and engaging journal designed to follow the liturgical year and really engage kids in the readings at Mass. For years, I have attempted to do this on my own with our kids- this book is just what I have always been looking for! It is very user friendly- not overwhelming with content, but also not fluffy in any way. I love the design and lay out as well- it can easily be used by both boys and girls. I bought it for our 3 oldest kids and they are all excited to get into it. I would say it could be used with a wide range of ages- maybe 8- teens.
- Janelle (Amazon review)
"The best book that you could ever give a child is one that helps lay the foundation for their lifelong faith - this is that book. The author has done an amazing job! I highly recommend it for all children.
- T&L (Amazon review)
To Hear His Voice is totally flexible. You can use it any time, any where - not just in Mass.
To Hear His Voice is perfect for exceptional kiddos. I designed it with my own children's talents and special needs in mind.
To Hear His Voice is great for all age groups. While it's intended for ages 8 and up, I've had parents and grandparents purchase a copy for their own use.
To Hear His Voice won't pull your child's attention away from the Mass. It will draw her in, helping her to engage more fully than she might on her own.
And check out some of my other posts:
to find out how I keep my kids Catholic
to see how we encourage critical thinking skills
to see how we approach Sacramental preparation with anxious kids
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