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Raising Saints: Helping Kids Hear God's Voice

Alexandra and Fr. Connolly

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Raising Saints: Helping Kids Hear God's Voice

Alexandra and Fr. Connolly

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Kids have the most beautiful insights into the Catholic faith, but sometimes their questions are difficult to answer. On Raising Saints, we are a priest and a mom who are eager to do our best to answer kids’ questions on God, the Church, the faith, and more!Alexandra Sullivan is a wife and mother of three. Fr. Michael Connolly is the Parochial Vicar of the Church of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

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Season 3 Premiere - The Domestic Church, Sibling Rivalry and More!

Welcome back!!! We are so excited to be back with you for season 3!!! In this episode we are talking about the domestic church, what that is and means. We briefly discuss the experience of practicing the faith during the pandemic. Also, all this togetherness can sometimes bring strife within the family, so we are sharing our thoughts on how to handle sibling rivalry situations. And this leads nicely into a discussion about how to raise siblings to be lifelong friends and support each other. Throw in some good old Fr. Connolly and Alexandra tangents, and we have the season 3 premiere! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Ep. 15 - Random Questions About the Hosts

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Ep. 14 - What is Divine Mercy?

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30 minAPR 21
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Ep 13 - All About Holy Week

You can tell we are stuck at home as we talked for nearly an hour during this episode! Fr. Connolly tells us about all things Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday. (Side note: Fr. C mentions that his church would be giving out palms, but as things change almost daily, this did NOT happen.) Learn about the Chrism Mass, Tenebrae, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Ep. 12 - Questions about quarantine, Coronavirus and cancellation of Masses

In today's episode, Fr. Connolly speaks with the Sullivan children, Samantha, John and Matthew and their very good friends Kaitlyn, Nathan and Madeleine. Each child has a question about the quarantine, Coronavirus and the cancellation of Masses and sacraments. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

44 minMAR 24
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Ep. 11 - Part 2 - Interview with Mom of a Religious Sister

Today we finish our conversation with Cynthia O'Connor about her daughter who is a religious sister. We talk about the joy of finding your vocation, Fr. Connolly sings a boy band song, and Cynthia tells us about a panini press that had to be returned because of her daughter's vow of poverty! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

25 minMAR 10
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Ep. 10 - Interview with a Mom of a Religious Sister

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28 minFEB 25
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Ep 9. How Can We Learn to Feel Sorrow for Sins? & Why Did God Create Bad Guys?

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Latest Episodes

Where is Heaven? & Why Can't We See Jesus?

Today we are fielding two questions from Peter. He asks: Where is heaven? and Why can't we see Jesus? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

34 min3 d ago
Comments
Where is Heaven? & Why Can't We See Jesus?

Season 3 Premiere - The Domestic Church, Sibling Rivalry and More!

Welcome back!!! We are so excited to be back with you for season 3!!! In this episode we are talking about the domestic church, what that is and means. We briefly discuss the experience of practicing the faith during the pandemic. Also, all this togetherness can sometimes bring strife within the family, so we are sharing our thoughts on how to handle sibling rivalry situations. And this leads nicely into a discussion about how to raise siblings to be lifelong friends and support each other. Throw in some good old Fr. Connolly and Alexandra tangents, and we have the season 3 premiere! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31 min2 w ago
Comments
Season 3 Premiere - The Domestic Church, Sibling Rivalry and More!

Ep. 15 - Random Questions About the Hosts

Today we are wrapping up the season before the summer with some random questions about the hosts. Can Fr. C wear shorts and sneakers when it's hot? What are some of our favorite Bible stories? How did the Sullivans introduce their children to prayer? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37 minJUN 22
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Ep. 15 - Random Questions About the Hosts

Ep. 14 - What is Divine Mercy?

Happy Easter! Today we are talking about Divine Mercy. What is mercy? What is the celebration of Divine Mercy? What is the Divine Mercy chaplet? Well, we pray it at the beginning of the episode. Join us! And we share #HowIHeardGod this week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30 minAPR 21
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Ep. 14 - What is Divine Mercy?

Ep 13 - All About Holy Week

You can tell we are stuck at home as we talked for nearly an hour during this episode! Fr. Connolly tells us about all things Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday. (Side note: Fr. C mentions that his church would be giving out palms, but as things change almost daily, this did NOT happen.) Learn about the Chrism Mass, Tenebrae, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

58 minAPR 7
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Ep 13 - All About Holy Week

Ep. 12 - Questions about quarantine, Coronavirus and cancellation of Masses

In today's episode, Fr. Connolly speaks with the Sullivan children, Samantha, John and Matthew and their very good friends Kaitlyn, Nathan and Madeleine. Each child has a question about the quarantine, Coronavirus and the cancellation of Masses and sacraments. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

44 minMAR 24
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Ep. 12 - Questions about quarantine, Coronavirus and cancellation of Masses

Ep. 11 - Part 2 - Interview with Mom of a Religious Sister

Today we finish our conversation with Cynthia O'Connor about her daughter who is a religious sister. We talk about the joy of finding your vocation, Fr. Connolly sings a boy band song, and Cynthia tells us about a panini press that had to be returned because of her daughter's vow of poverty! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

25 minMAR 10
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Ep. 11 - Part 2 - Interview with Mom of a Religious Sister

Ash Wednesday!

Why do we flock to our churches to have dirt put on our faces and what’s the significance of the sign of the Cross? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

6 minFEB 26
Comments
Ash Wednesday!

Ep. 10 - Interview with a Mom of a Religious Sister

Today we speak with Cynthia O'Connor, mom, grandma and school nurse extraordinaire! Cynthia's daughter, Sister Clare (Anna) is a Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. We speak with Cynthia on how the family helped their daughter discern her call, what family prayer life was like, and her thoughts about having a child enter religious life, and many more topics. Learn more about Sister Clare's order here on their website. Sister Clare is featured in the video on the homepage. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

28 minFEB 25
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Ep. 10 - Interview with a Mom of a Religious Sister

Ep 9. How Can We Learn to Feel Sorrow for Sins? & Why Did God Create Bad Guys?

We answer two kids' questions today. Cassidy, age 10, wants to know how we can be sorry for our sins when we don't know how. And Joseph, age 5, wants an answer to the age old question about why there is evil in the world. Plus, #HowIHeardGod is back this episode! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30 minFEB 11
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Ep 9. How Can We Learn to Feel Sorrow for Sins? & Why Did God Create Bad Guys?
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