Pass It On
Pass It On is a series of presentations for parents who want to equip their children well for their life’s journey. Through 15 presentations, the authors, speakers, and experts in their respective fields offer their wisdom and experience to encourage and challenge parents as they wrestle with what they should be putting into their children’s backpacks. Each episode is filled with practical suggestions and helpful insights for moms and dads who want to hand on the faith to their children.
These presentations are perfect for individuals to watch and listen to for daily encouragement. They are also great for couples who want to grow in clarity and unity as they embrace their parenting role together. These sessions also make an excellent springboard for group discussion and sharing, allowing parents to learn from the experiences of other parents. Each presentation can stand on its own with very little preparation. The Pass It On series can easily be used by moms or parent groups, in home or parish settings. A downloadable discussion guide for the series is available. Each presentation is about 20 minutes in length.
Learning in the Family
Do you encourage your children to learn more about their faith? Drawing from her own upbringing in a devout Catholic family and her own experiences as a parent, Danielle Bean shares important lessons that you will want to pass on to your children, especially regarding their faith.
Love in the Family
What does love in the family look like? Why is this important to pass on to your children? Take a peek into Colleen Duggan’s family and the ways she tries to share love with them. She confesses her shortcomings but shows that God can redeem all. Colleen believes that the best way to help our chil...
Healthy Eating and Cooking
Eat your vegetables! Many parents today want to pass on to their children the know-how of cooking and the importance of eating healthy foods. Katie Kimball shares some practical tips on how to do this, and why eating healthy is part of God’s plan for us. She also shares insights into why cooking ...
In this short session, Lindsay Schlegel, author and mom, makes the case that manners are an important expression of being a Christian and how they can be a big boost to evangelization. In her polite, mild-mannered way, Lindsay shares some practical suggestions that she and her husband teach and p...
What can have a great impact on your faith? Community. Cameron Fradd shares personal stories of the impact different communities have had on her life and how they have helped her faith journey. She also shares how raising children in a community can have a lasting positive impression on them, as ...
How important is it to forgive? It’s critical to our faith and for restoring relationships, says Celeste Behe. If we can’t forgive, we’re doomed. That’s why parents need to pass on this important virtue to their children. Through storytelling, Celeste shares how she struggled with forgiveness and...
In this beautiful and positive presentation, Lisa Mladinich shows that Chastity is much more than just saying no to sex before marriage. Chastity is the virtue that helps one become his or her truest self and leads one to love the way God intends. Lisa shares examples and ideas for how to help ch...
When our children leave our homes, we want them to take the Blessed Mother with them, no matter where they go. We know she will never let them down. How can we help our children be close to Mary? How can we instill devotion to her in them? In this presentation, Marge Fenelon gives some thoughts a...
Listen in on this conversation between Michele Houmis, a Freshman Religion teacher, and Gabe Lewis, a Campus Minister of a Catholic High School, as they share what they believe to be some key ideas for how to pass on the faith to teenagers. They share personal stories of students and parents of b...
How can your marriage affect your children? How can it impact their faith? What is the basis of a strong marriage and how can we pass this on to our children. Kathleen Billings shares key components of a strong and healthy marriage through personal stories and examples in this encouraging present...
Trust in God
With anxiety and depression running rampant among young adults, one essential element to pass on to our children is trust in God. If our children can learn to rely on God, then everything else will fall into place. Tami Kiser shares that the best way for children to learn and remember this is by ...
If “beauty can save the world” as St. John Paul the Great says quoting Dostoevsky, then we as parents, will want to expose our children to as much beauty as possible. By introducing our children to beauty, we are opening them up to God. Keith Kiser shares how he and his wife have brought beauty i...
Who needs grace? We do! And so do our children! The sacraments bring us an abundance of grace. Allison Gingras shares how we can utilize the seven sacraments to bring more grace into our families’ lives through some simple practices and ideas.
Allison is a mom, speaker, and podcaster of A See...
If you want your kids to practice the faith in their own future families, you’ve got to make it fun—so says Steve Ray. Practicing the faith in a joy-filled way will help to ensure that your kids will do the same. Watch this session and take a glimpse at Steve Ray’s contagious joy as he shares way...
How can we teach our children to pray? How can prayer be an integral part of family life? Popular Catholic mom YouTuber, Heather Johnson, talks about some of the ways that you can teach your children to pray. She shares some personal examples and family stories. She encourages us all to start sim...
Pass It On Discussion Guide