joins HCFM to grow outreach to families

EASTON, Mass. — is now part of the family — Holy Cross Family Ministries, that is. The popular website for Catholic parents, is now part of the ministry founded by sainthood candidate Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., well-known for his famous slogan, “The family that prays together stays together.”  

Holy Cross Family Ministries, with mission offices in 16 countries, will provide the support to grow globally. With more than 100 contributors, provides information, activities and daily reflections on an array of relevant topics. Holy Cross Family Ministries offers prayer programs, digital media, daily prayers via email, Facebook and apps to encourage family prayer.’s community will enhance HCFM’s brands, Family Rosary and Family Theater Productions, all to more fully support the Spiritual needs of families. 

“I look forward to having the support of Holy Cross Family Ministries to continue to expand the mission of CatholicMom around the world,” said Lisa Hendey, who founded the website. “Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries, and his team have the experience to grow our community and explore new directions to serve today’s young families worldwide.” was started by Hendey to create a community for Catholic parents to share insights on living their faith with their family. The website has grown substantially over the years to become a rich resource for all Catholics seeking Spiritual enrichment for their families.

“Over the years, Lisa and her contributors have done a remarkable job building an inspiring and impactful site for Catholic parents,” said Father Raymond.  “CatholicMom is reaching the 21st-century young Catholic family with faith, hope and love. We look forward to working with Lisa and all the contributors to make enhancements, grow the reach and engage more families.” is driven by many talented contributors who share their relevant content to guide young parents. Hendey will stay on board as an advisor to help direct the growth of the website. She plans to step away from day-to-day operations to spend more time on writing projects. 

In 2012, Ave Maria Press launched the book series, building on the popularity of Lisa Hendey’s award-winning website and books, “The Handbook for Catholic Moms,” and a “Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.” Today there are 10 books in the series addressing a variety of family and parenting issues from a faith-filled perspective. For more information on Books, visit

“CatholicMom is a relevant and engaging site. It’s imperative that we maintain its focused mission,” said Father Raymond. “We’ll work closely with Lisa and the contributors as we get to know their followers and identify future opportunities to serve young families.” was founded in 2000 by Lisa Hendey to create a community for Catholic parents to share insights on living out their faith with their family. Through an array of contributors, provides information, activities, and reflections daily. More than 100 contributors provide fresh perspectives on a variety of topics important to parents. What started as one Catholic mom’s journey has grown into a rich resource for all Catholics.

In the spirit of its founder, Servant of God Patrick Peyton, Holy Cross Family Ministries inspires, promotes and fosters the prayer life and Spiritual well-being of families throughout the world. Its mission outreach includes family faith-based media, including social media and prayer programs, to fulfill the founder’s vision that “the family that prays together stays together.”

Holy Cross Family Ministries and Ave Maria Press are sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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