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TRUST IN GOD

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


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Prayer for Priests

http://www.usccb.org/yearforpriests/pdf/Peoples%20Prayer%20for%20Priests%20(English).pdf
Dear Lord,
we pray that the Blessed Mother
wrap her mantle around Your priests
and through her intercession
strengthen them for their ministry.
We pray that Mary will guide Your priests to follow her own words, "Do whatever He tells you" (Jn 2:5).
May Your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary's most chaste spouse.
May the Blessed Mother's own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the Cross.
May Your priests be Holy, filled with the fire of Your Love
seeking nothing but Your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gospel Passage -
Read Mark 5:21-43

Questions -
Jesus did two miracles in today’s Gospel. Do you know about any miracles?

The woman with the bleeding problem got a miracle by touching Jesus’ clothes. All of
us do more than just touch His clothes when we receive Holy Communion. We get
Jesus inside our own body. Is there anything He can’t do for us when we receive Him
in Holy Communion?

The people laughed at Jesus when He told them that the little girl was just sleeping.
Have you ever met someone who tried to make fun of Jesus because they don’t
understand Him? Have they ever made fun of you because they don’t understand Jesus
like you do?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Gospel Passage: Mark 4:35-41

Questions:
1) Even the wind and the sea listened and obeyed Jesus as we read in the Gospel
today. Do you listen and obey Jesus and do what He asks you to do? How do
you know what He is asking you to do?

2) We can sometimes use “symbols” to mean something else. For example, the
flag is a symbol for the United States. The church uses a boat as its symbol of
the Church, which is like St. Peter’s boat where Jesus was sleeping or from
where he sometimes taught. Do you think Jesus is always in the “boat” of the
Church?

used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Family Bible Study - Corpus Christi Sunday B, June 14th, 2009

Read Mark 14:12-26

1) Today's feast is called "Corpus Christi", which means the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. What then are we celebrating? (Hint- it begins with an "E")

2) Jesus says that His Flesh ("Body") is true food and His Blood is true drink. That means that when we eat Holy Communion we don't eat bread and wine at all, because both have been totally changed into Jesus' Body and Blood. So is it wrong to call the Holy Eucharist just "bread and wine?"

3) Jesus says the same words at Mass that He said at the Last Supper! Do you know that every Mass you are really part of the Last Supper, Jesus' Death, and His return from death (His Resurrection)? Could anything in this whole world be more important than Holy Mass?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Go Cooking Moms! - Simple Macaroni Salad

It's feeling like summertime here! We had our first BBQ last week and it was wonderful to eat outside as a family. Still a little cool outside, so NO BUGS!

SIMPLE MACARONI SALAD:
Ingredients:
1 box elbow macaroni
1 red pepper chopped
1/3 C chopped parsely
1/4 C cidar vinegar
1 - 1 1/2 C mayo
3/4 C cooked peas
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste

Directions:
Cook macaroni and peas separately then drain and set them aside to cool. When macaroni is cool, add peas, red pepper, and parsely and mix together. Then, mix in the vinegar, mayo and spices and serve.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Basic Herb Garden - How to grow and preserve SWEET BASIL

A favorite and useful herb! Easy to grow (grows about 1-2 ft tall in a bush shape) and very fragrant.
Planting - Indoor: For a fresh, year-round supply, start from seeds in containers. Likes direct sunlight.
Harvesting - Cut leaves and buds when buds appear to keep the quality of the basil leaves longer.
Preserving - Fresh leaves will keep in the fridge for several days. Frozen leaves will keep in the freezer for about 6 months. To dry the leaves, cut a few good branches from the plant. Look through the leaves and prune. Lightly rinse to remove any insects or residue, then gently and thouroughly pat dry. You want your leaves as dry as can be to prevent mold. Gather basil into small bunches and tie together at the bottom of the branches with a string. As this is drying, you will want to check periodically to see if you need to tighten your string because as the leaves dry, the bunch will shrink. Place your bunch flat, spreading the leaves out (fan style) in a paper bag and tie the end of the bag and the end of the bundle together and hang upside down in a dry, airy room. Check on your leaves each week until completely dry and crumble the leaves off the stems, (discard stems) and store the leaves in a glass jar in a cool, dry place. Label and date your jar.

Pentecost Craft

We are working on a wall hanging for Pentecost...
To do this, we're using:
  • White paper
  • Red Paper
  • Something to draw with
  • Cup to trace circle shapes
  • Scissors
  • Glue and tape
  • Stapler
  • Hole puncher
  • String or yarn

Here's what to do:

  • First, draw a dove (Holy Spirit) about the size of a sheet of white paper (8.5" x 11") and cut it out.
  • Next, Take the cup and trace seven circles on the red paper.
  • Write the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit on each circle.
  • Take the hole puncher and put a small hole on the top of each circle and on the bottom of your dove's tail feathers. and through the top of the two wings.
  • Tie the string or yarn from the circles to the tail feathers and through both holes of the wings so you can hang it up for the celebration of Pentecost!

Family Bible Study - Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7th, 2009, B

Read Matthew 28:16-20
This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Trinity. What do we mean when we say The Trinity? Jesus sent us out to make disciples of everyone, helping them to be baptized in the Name of the Holy Trinity and teaching them to obey everything he commanded us. How have you been doing so far on this mission? (The most important mission of your life!!)?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry