Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This Week's Parish Media Liason Post

Make the Connection...using new media to strengthen your connection to faith!

This week my pick is Grace Before Meals (http://www.gracebeforemeals.com/).

This fantastic resource was started by Father Leo Patalinghug, a cool, young priest, in 2003 and has grown into a worldwide movement! According the website Grace Before Meals "is centered on one fundamental concept: the simple act of creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships". Father Leo has been busy producing a book, video podcasts, a blog and even a pilot for a TV show endorsed by PBS.
GBM website goes on to say that "Research shows that having frequent family dinners can reduce the susceptibility of teens to risks like teen pregnancy, smoking, drug use and depression. And these benefits don't just apply to traditional families or people with kids. Stronger families foster stronger communities, and that’s the goal we're striving for–one meal at a time".
Check out the website to view videos, get recipe ideas and learn more about the Grace Before Meals ideas!

If you have questions or suggestions about "Make the Connection", feel free to contact me!
Peace of Christ to you!
PS I highly recommend starting with the videos on creating liturgically colored sauces. The "green/ordinary time" sauce is anything but ordinary! YUM!

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