ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Me & My House is a practical game plan for Catholic parents who are struggling with all the things that parents struggle with. We challenge you to do little things. To make little changes that will make a huge impact on your family.
In this Catholic Parenting Program, you will discover the foundations that can strengthen your motherhood and fatherhood. You will learn the habits that can make parenting easier, and the habits that you absolutely want to avoid. In fact, we will get so practical that we'll discuss discipline and how to set boundaries, so that by the end of the program you will have a very clear sense of how you want to build your unique family culture with the children God has given you.
We have also included an entire section on the Faith, so that you can begin guiding your son or daughter towards God’s plan for their lives in a way that is natural and effective.
The program runtime is approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes, and comes with a Participant's Guide and Leader's Guide.
Me & My House has been reviewed by the Church and has been awarded Her two seals of approval, the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur.
The first indicates that our Catholic Parenting Program is without doctrinal or moral error, and the second is a statement on behalf of our Ordinary that the work can be printed.
Without these, no Catholic family, parish or even diocese would know if the content of a program is in line with Catholic teaching OR EVEN if the Church is aware of the program at all.
Rev. Fausto Bailo
25 September 2018
Thomas Cardinal Collins
25 September 2018
Approved By The Church
Kyla Sullivan, proud mother of nine
I am so proud of my husband, Patrick. By gathering our experiences and combining them with his unique gifts, Me & My House has the potential to help so many Catholic parents move from surviving to thriving in their God-given vocations. Imagine what that could do for the universal Church!”
The dioceses are starting to talk...
Elizabeth A. Nguyen
Diocese of Corpus Christi
I watched all of the sample videos, and I was so impressed that I ordered the full set of DVDs.
This is exactly the message that is needed for Catholic parents everywhere.
I also love the quality of the videos and how short and sweet they are.
Sometimes the parents are even more distracted than the children, so it is a challenge to keep their attention for more than 10 minutes at a time.
Diocese of Pembroke
To the best of my knowledge this is the first ever video series on raising your kids in a Catholic family….its long overdue.
The short videos are so helpful. I can see this would be especially useful for those Catholics who have not been brought up in their faith and have never seen the faith lived themselves.
The videos are a must see if you are going to raise your kids Catholic. I wish there were available when my children were young.
A Breakdown of the Modules
MODULE 1: PARENTING IN GOD'S PLAN
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan explores the BIG ideas of Catholic parenting while encouraging parents to live it out.
Inspiring, thought provoking, and exactly what your group might need to hear to start the parenting journey off on the right foot.
Salvation Begins in the Home
The Order of Things
The Mystery of Your Spouse as Mom or Dad
Cultivating Your Sanctuary
Fighting for Silence
Evangelizing in and with the Family
Building Your Family Culture
Whose Child Are You?
MODULE 2: HABITS OF PARENTING
In this module our host examines both the good and bad habits that we parents can develop in light of our child’s needs. This section is a must for everyone looking to build the foundation of a successful parenting game plan, as well as create the right environment to deal with clashes in the family.
What Children Need: Affection
What Children Need: Understanding
Quality or Quantity Time?
Some Things Are Not Okay
You Have Been Redeemed
Taking Your Family Culture with you
Mastering the Outing Dance
MODULE 3: DO'S AND DON'TS OF PARENTING
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan speaks with honesty as he gets into the nitty gritty of discipline and explains the mistakes we can all make that sabotage an effective game plan. At the same time, Patrick examines several disciplining strategies that do work and some that can work depending on our circumstances. If your group needs help with frustrating parenting moments right now, then you might need to jump right in to Module 3.
That’s Just Embarrassing
Be Pro-Active, Don’t React
The 5 Second Rule
God Given Authority
The Time Change
MODULE 4: PARENTING THEM IN THE FAITH
In this module our host Patrick Sullivan helps us to rethink how we raise our children in the Faith by focusing on the child’s relationship with God and the person He has called them to be. By the time your group finishes this module, you will have many practical suggestions for raising faithful and joyful Catholic adults.
A Piety of Their Own
Their Language of Evangelization
Natural Born Virtues
The Christian Imagination
Root Out That Vice
It’s Time to Get Comfortable
It’s Time to Celebrate
Why Make Me & My House?
WE GOT TOGETHER SOME OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
Praise from Catholic moms
you know and trust
The Catholic Servant Podcast
Me & My House is the highest-quality and most practical Catholic parenting course I've ever seen. Thank you so much for creating this spectacular program Patrick! Prayers for you, your beautiful family, and your mission”
Paving the Path to Purity Blog
I love the practical tips this program provides. Not only does it inspire me to strive for holiness within our family, but it also shows me exactly how to do that.
A Catholic Mom in Hawaii Blog
These videos are very practical. Patrick gradually introduces ways to help you implement solid, Catholic teaching in your home, in raising your children, and in relating to your spouse
Daily Graces Blog
These videos are very impactful and are full – I mean really, really full! – of great ideas, tips, exercises and things to consider for your own unique family.”
Catholic Mom Vibes Blog
I loved that I found all of these things in just one program. From a dad who understands, and has been through it! Not just a childless child psychologist who has ” all the answers”
Green Catholic Burrow Blog
This is one reason I am so pleased with the Me & My House program. It fills a need that seems underserved in the Church – a full-orbed, integrated class on childrearing that is founded upon the faith and isn’t afraid to touch on things like habits and discipline.
To Jesus Sincerely Blog
While ideal for new and growing parents, I think this course is a great refresher for all – and will help increase support and build a stronger, more vibrant community among Catholic families.
Songs Kate Sang Blog
I sincerely appreciate that Evango sought out these indications [i.e. ecclesiastical approval]. This immediately saves us time, researching if we should be concerned of contradictions to our faith.
Sweeping Up Joy Blog
For the parents that worry about doing enough or being enough, Sullivan’s approach is to focus on the aspects of parenting that will actually have a lasting impact on children.
A Beautiful, Camouflauged, Mess of a Life Blog
I felt as though there was a camaraderie – a feeling as though he is in the proverbial trenches with me, rather than fighting against my approach to parenting. In the episodes I viewed, Mr. Sullivan wasn’t interested in laying blame; rather, he was interested in cultivating and deepening his viewer’s intentionality toward parenting.
The Myth Retold Blog
The episodes were the perfect combination of theology and practicality, making it both edifying and encouraging.”
“I also loved that, while each episode built on the last, they could easily stand alone, making them perfect for busy parents watching them in their ‘free time.’
Arma Dei - Equipping Catholic Families
These videos are very practical. Patrick gradually introduces ways to help you implement solid, Catholic teaching in your home, in raising your children, and in relating to your spouse.
The Participant's Guide
An essential component of the Me & My House experience
The Participant's Guide is the perfect companion as you work through the videos. Invaluable for groups and so helpful for every parent, you will definitely want it available for every mom or dad as they reflect on the material.
For every lesson in the program you will have...
A summary of the lesson
Questions to prompt deeper reflection
Questions for group discussion
Highlights or focal points to help participants to get the most out of each lesson
Inspiring quotes from the saints, scripture and the magisterium
A generous place to take notes
A place to reflect on the 'Game Changer' for your family
A 'Try This At Home' section
The Leader's Guide & Companion
Things just got a whole lot easier
Imagine a leader's guide that not only explained the program but actually helped you to run it. Well that's precisely what you have here.
The Leader's Guide & Companion provides...
Lesson explanations and rationale
Group assessment sheets
Possible program layouts
Possible schedules (their benefits as well as drawbacks)
Places to write prayer intentions, wins and lessons learned for each meeting
An organizational meeting calendar
Individual lesson checklist
And so much more!