If you're a DRE or Catechist, or even just a parent who wants to be the very best head of your Domestic Church, do yourself a favor and read EVERYTHING my friend Lisa Mladinich writes.  A great place to start is with her column "Honor Their Fathers and Their Mothers" over at Patheos.  In this column, Lisa recommends how to support and encourage families in your religious education settings who can't seem to make it to Mass.  Her response is filled with the compassionate, supportive attitude that I'd love to see prevail in our parishes.  Click here to read Lisa's article in full and while you're there, enjoy my buddy Pat Gohn's work too!