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OSV Launches 'OSV Kids' Magazine - Designed to Help Young Children Grow to Love the Church and Their Catholic Faith

Oct. 1, 2020

HUNTINGTON, Ind., Oct. 1, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- OSV, the largest Catholic publisher in the English-speaking world, announces the launch of OSV Kids, a new monthly magazine designed to help young children (ages 2-6) fall in love with their Catholic faith. The first regular issue of this new digest-size publication will be January 2021.

Each 20-page issue of OSV Kids delivers a trustworthy and faith-filled set of stories, images and activities designed to help Catholic families strengthen their domestic churches and live the liturgical year at home. The magazine is a resource for parents or grandparents wanting to pass on the Faith to their preschoolers and early readers, and for catechists and teachers looking for classroom resources that can bring the Faith to life. A "Just for Parents" section ensures that the adults in their lives will be equipped to answer the questions children have while reading.

"Studies tell us that young people are leaving the Church at an alarming rate, and that they're doing so by an average age of 13. OSV Kids is an invaluable tool that can help educators share the Faith regularly with children from an early age, providing a strong foundation that will keep them connected to the Church," said Gretchen R. Crowe, editorial director for periodicals at OSV.

Crowe stated, "Parents will love OSV Kids because the one-of-a-kind magazine helps young children build a relationship with Jesus, Mary and the saints that will serve as a foundation for the rest of their lives." The monthly magazine also provides consistent, visible faith-based reading within the home intended to counter the secular culture and to make the Faith a regular centerpiece of the home. OSV Kids is designed to be enjoyed with parents or educators and children together in a completely screen-free environment, providing for a positive, formative, interactive experience.

"In a time of pandemic, when religious education and even worship have been disrupted, OSV Kids offers what every Catholic family and parish needs right now: a way to share the Faith with young people at home. Every catechist, teacher, and Catholic parent needs this resource for the children they're bringing up in the Faith," said Scott P. Richert, OSV publisher.

"Young children will come back to OSV Kids again and again for the engaging stories, activities and games, and the fun activities that bring their faith to life," said Lindsey Riesen, editor of OSV Kids. "As a mother of three young boys, I know parents are looking for simple ways to celebrate the Faith. OSV Kids is easy to read, engaging, and delivered right to you. No Pinterest searching required!"

Created by parent company OSV, which has been forming and informing Catholics in the Faith for more than 100 years, OSV Kids is in keeping with the mission of the company to help Catholics live out the Faith in their daily lives.


CONTACT: Gretchen R. Crowe, gcrowe@osv.com