Help your children hear God's voice

with the Mass Journal for Catholic Kids

What if your child could

  • Engage in thoughtful discussion of the readings?
  • Connect Scripture and the Mass to his daily life?
  • Strengthen her faith and critical thinking skills, 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.

TO HEAR HIS VOICE MAKES THE MASS ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERY CHILD while encouraging their understanding of Church teaching.  

Why is this important?  Because the statistics on faith and youth are startling:

“It’s almost a crisis in faith. In the whole concept of faith, this is a generation that is struggling with faith in ways that we haven’t seen in previous generations.” - Dr. Mark Gray, Senior Researcher at the Center for Applied Research, Georgetown University Apostolate

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

Far too many of those children will never come back.

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:

​Build Critical Thinking

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.


Connect Scripture to Life

Thoughtful meditations help children relate to and apply the Gospel in their own lives.

Make Prayer Time a Reality

Blank pages for reflection and journaling offer room for contemplating the Word of God. Suggestions for prayer and devotion are included in every section.

"This journal helps her focus SO. MUCH."

"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)

To Hear His Voice is a Mass journal designed to fit your family's needs. 

Journal pages feature large text with wide margins, perfect for kids with varying learning needs. Children can use the journal

  • Before Mass to prepare
  • During Mass to follow along
  • After Mass to follow up and discuss

To Hear His Voice Offers the Complete Sunday Readings, Discussion Questions, Thoughtful Meditations, And Suggestions for Living Out the Gospel 


The cover page for each chapter provides

 the major feast days for the week

Readers find encouraging quotes from saints sprinkled throughout

Quotes are connected to the message of the Scripture and encourage contemplation ahead of time

Turn the page to find God's Turn:

  • each Sunday's readings
  • space to take notes, draw, or journal
  • a weekly meditation to help kids think about the message of the Scriptures


 Follow it up with

Your Turn:

  • discussion questions
  • writing prompts
  • ideas to help children share and live God's word as go throughout their day

"Colorful and well-designed."

"To Hear His Voice is colorful and 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)

Ready to Purchase To Hear His Voice?

Or maybe you aren't sure, and want to check out a sample chapter first? 

Whether you have one kiddo journal-ready or need multiple copies for a group,


To Hear His Voice is available in a variety of options to fit your family or Catechist needs


From the convenience of a hard copy to the license and printing flexibility of a full-color PDF, you're sure to find something that works for you. 

Have Questions? Worried it won't work for your family?

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 kiddosI 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. 

Don't see your question answered here? 

Send me an email - I'd love to hear from you!

And check out some of my other posts:

to find out how I keep my kids Catholic

to see other resources we use for Catechesis at home

to see how we encourage critical thinking skills

to see how we approach Sacramental preparation with anxious kids

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