Mealtime Matters, an attractive, full-color handout from Loyola Press , informs parents of the benefits of eating together and offers parents positive suggestions on how to make it a positive experience. The message is set within the real-life context of the dinner table. But at the heart of this message is the Church’s family meal: Mass and Eucharist.
The lessons learned over green beans and spilled milk—forgiveness, community, responsibility, a sense of belonging and love—have meaning as we come to the table at the altar. A commitment to breaking bread together at home easily translates into a commitment to sharing the Eucharist together at Mass.
For more information on Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™, please visit www.CASAFamilyDay.org
Additional Conversation Starters for Parents:
What TV or movie character would you like to be for one day? Why?
If you were on a deserted island, what three things from your room would you want with you?
Whom do you most admire outside your family ( at school, at work, in the neighborhood, a public figure)? What do you like about that person?
What thought or sentiment would you like to put in a million fortune cookies?
If you could receive 50 pounds of anything other than money, what would you want most of all?
If you could be one inch tall for a day, what specific place would you most like to explore?
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