I find I am often led away from God by the 1,000 preoccupations and interests of my family, by the grief which I have allowed to absorb my heart and mind. When this happens, I should rest a while, think and pray, and God will surely come to my assistance.             Mary Virginia Merrick


Many of our Christ Child Chapters offer their members opportunities for personal spiritual growth.  Some of these opportunities may include an annual Founder’s Day Mass, an annual One Day Retreat or Day of Recollection, an Evening of Reflection during Lent or Advent or an opportunity to participate on a Chapter prayer team.  

Follow the links for ideas from our Chapters.

Mary Virginia Merrick

Mary Virginia Merrick - Her Life

Mary Virginia Merrick Quotes


Mass Ideas

Retreats & Evenings of Prayer

Chapter Ideas

Ecumenical Services



Prayer Requests & Prayer Lists

Operating Manual & Guidelines (OMG)

Founders Day (OMG)


Examples and Forms

Lenten Retreat Handout