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Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Printable Lent Journal for Children, Year C

Printable Lent Journal for Children
Category: Family, Children, Lent - Year C
Includes: Liturgical Calendar, Coloring Pages of the
Saints, Family Discussion for the Sunday Gospel
Readings, Collection of Prayers, Family Activity Ideas
during Lent, The Ten Commandments, Stations of the
Cross, The Holy Rosary - focusing on the Sorrowful
Mysteries, Family projects for Lent - Cooking, Sewing,
Woodworking, and Gardening and more..
Available for $10 through Paypal or Credit Card. Please provide your email address...We will email a printable pdf of your Lent Journal within 24 hours. Pages are a 5.5 x 8.5 booklet and will print on letter size paper then you can fold in half for your booklet. Some printers might need to print odd pages first, then print even pages on the back side for best results if your printer doesn't have a booklet feature. Email addresses will only be used to send your Lent Journal. Thank you and God Bless!

CHS's Printable Stations of the Cross - Free Lent Resource

Free Printable Stations of the Cross Meditations from The Catholic Homeschool Society. Just click on the images to print Page 1 and Page 2. We also offer a Printable Lent Journal for Children, too. Just check the previous post for more info. God Bless!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Helpful Links from USCCB on Marriage | Marriage Unique for a Reason

Here are some helpful links from USCCB on Marriage...
God Bless!
Links | Marriage Unique for a Reason

Thursday, December 20, 2012

USCCB - Festival of Lessons and Carols

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Monday, November 19, 2012

Here is an online game that we always like to play around Thanksgiving! (When Christopher Columbus and the explorers that followed him landed in the Americas, they began to introduce foods that they were familiar with. Wheat, beef, and sugar are just a few items they introduced through the years. These foods, combined with foods discovered in America, were combined to make the cuisine we eat today. So... get ready, pack your lunch, and see just how many things would have been left in your lunchbox in America before 1492, with Who's Lunch is it Anyway?)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Bird Count | National Audubon Society Birds

Christmas Bird Count | National Audubon Society Birds

The 113th Christmas Bird Count will take place from December 14, 2012 through January 5, 2013.

Readings for November 14, 2012 - Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Family Bible Study - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Gospel Passage Mark 9:30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. 33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” Questions “They did not understand what Jesus was saying and were afraid to ask Him.” What should you do if you don’t understand what Jesus is asking of you? Who should you go to? To be great in God’s eyes – which we should ALL WANT! – we have to be like Jesus and serve others. What can you do this week to help others and become greater in God’s eyes? Jesus loved children and wanted us to welcome them in His name. Children, especially babies, cannot give us back anything in return, so welcoming them is a pure act of love. Has anyone every welcomed you in this way? Have you ever welcomed anyone in this way? used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

In God's Company 2: La Salette Father Pat hospitalized in France

In God's Company 2: La Salette Father Pat hospitalized in France:  
GRENOBLE, France — La Salette Father Andre “Pat” Patenaude, the “singing priest,” fell ill recently after a visit to India where he contracted pancreatic disease, a terribly painful illness.

He was spending the summer months at the original La Salette Shrine in the French Alps when he was taken ill last month and taken to the hospital in Grenoble. In severe pain, he was diagnosed with the serious infection. Because of the intense pain, a coma is often induced. This was done with Father Pat.
He has had two minor surgeries or procedures to remove fluids and relieve pressure. He is being kept “asleep,” partly because he must not eat or drink anything in his present condition. His sister, Rita, who was already in France at La Salette when he fell ill, is by his side as much as possible.

Father Pat is expected to be in a coma for about a month and will probably be hospitalized through October.
It is stressed that no cards are desired at this time.
Prayer is requested.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Family Bible Study - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Gospel Passage Mark 8:27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” 34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. Questions 1. A lot of people say that Jesus was just a good or famous man of God, like John the Baptist, Elijah or the other prophets. Who do you say that Jesus is? 2. Peter tried to stop Jesus from suffering, and Jesus said he was behaving like the devil, because at that moment Peter was trying to stop Jesus from fulfilling his mission, as the devil always tries to do. What is Jesus’ mission? How can we help him to accomplish it? 3. Jesus says that to be his good students, his followers, we need to do three things. What are they? (Hint: see verse 34). Do you try to do all three? used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

Friday, July 6, 2012

Family Bible Study - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B July 8, 2012 Gospel Passage Mark 6:1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5 And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. Questions The people of Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth did not believe in Him. He was sad and surprised that they did not believe. In your home would Jesus be proud of how much you believe in Him or sad because you don’t believe in Him enough? Jesus was a carpenter and went to work each day like most grownups do. He did His job the best He could. That means that if you do your work the best you can, God is happy. What kind of work do you want to do to please God when you grow up? What work do you do now? Can your work at home, school and CCD please God too? The Gospel story seems to say that Jesus had “brothers”, but the word “brother” here means “relatives” in Hebrew. The same word is used for brothers, cousins, and other relatives. Why do we know the Jesus didn’t have any true brothers or sisters? What do we know about Mary that makes this impossible? used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry