Thoughts From A Restless Mind

Always Choose Life!

October 10, 2017

Written By: Amanda Batch (Robert's Wife)

October is the start of my favorite season. I am a sucker for all things autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

One of my other favorite things about this time of year is that October is also Respect Life Month and the Month of the Rosary. Two of my favorite things: babies and Mama Mary. This month my blogs will be...Read more

What Breaks Your Heart?

October 1, 2017

Written By: Amanda Batch

I teach at a Catholic Marianist School and recently helped with the Freshmen Retreat. During this retreat, they focus on the “Pillars” of the Marianist Charisms, which guide how we do everyday life at our school.

During one of the last sessions, the students were asked a question: What do you love? Pretty typical answers ensued from “I love my family” to...Read more

Where Did All The Young Adults Go?

A Solution
July 31, 2017

Authored by Guest Contributer: Amanda Batch

In my last blog, I wrote about an important reason why I felt young adults have ceased coming to Mass and participating in our Catholic communities. How I see it is that we were not provided substance and educated in the depth of our faith growing up, leaving us with a lukewarm at best faith. Only those of...Read more

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About Amanda

Robert and AmandaAmanda Batch is married to Robert Batch, and is a teacher at Chaminade College Preperatory High School.  She is the director of the Youth Band at Saint Rose of Lima Parish.  She is looking forward to sharing her thoughts with you and getting to know you!