Ministering to Young Mothers

In the world of evangelization, there is a lot of talk about how to reach families because the young family is often the most underserved demographic of our parishes. But how do we catch them when parents are so often busy with work, their children’s extracurricular activities, and all the craziness that just comes with growing a family?

The answer: Begin with moms.

Over the years, my lovely wife, Kim, and I have found ourselves ministering to mothers. This has taught us that the heart of family is the mother, and she is often staving for connection and community. So today, we tell you stories of connecting with the young, busy moms and how that has led to evangelizing the family.

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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

with (my lovely wife) Kim Jansen

and Jodi Phillips – Associate Director & Catechetical Specialist for the Evangelization and Family Life Office

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