Friday, January 22, 2016

On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade

43 years



On this sad day commemorating the slaughter of 58 million innocent lives, let's pray this Prayer For Life. I'm not sure who wrote it, but it is the prayer we say at our parish thanking God for the precious gift of life and to ask God to help our country have a pro-life mission.




Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You and praise You for the precious gift of life that You have given to each of Your children. We are deeply troubled that i many ways our culture has lost a reverence for human life and for this we ask for Your mercy. Help us to be aware each day of ways that we can foster and promote a culture of life—for You are the Author of all Life!

Strengthen in our hearts a pro-life attitude and a commitment to support activities in our homes, schools, workplaces, government and society which promote and protect human life in all its beauty; in all of its marvelous stages.

We pray with deep concern for a renewed respect for the unborn—those who will enrich our lives and world with life! Help us to see the beauty of the aged, those born with special needs, and Your people whom society considers "burdens." Help us to rid our cities of the violence that claims the lives of both young and old alike. We ask You to bless our efforts a hundredfold.

Mary Most Holy, Our Lady of Life, pray for us. Through your Holy and Immaculate Conception, we ask you to intercede for us, and assist us to cherish life as you bore the Lord of Life in your womb. May our efforts bring to our nation, our hearts and our homes a renewed love for the breath of Life that fills each of us. We pray this in faith, through Jesus your Son who lives forever.

Amen





Thursday, January 21, 2016

WOW -Wonders on Wheels 2016





If you need something warm on this cold January day, look no further than this dance routine. Simply beautiful, and warmed my heart. I hope it makes you happy today.  :-)






Monday, January 11, 2016

A New Parish In Town!


Our family enjoys setting up our Dept. 56 Charles Dickens village every year. We always wanted a church for the village scene, but unfortunately could never find a Catholic church for the set. Apparently the company does not make one.

This year I had an idea: Why not find one and transform it? With the help of eBay, I was able to find a gently used church piece that I liked from the Dickens collection, at a great price. I searched online and also found an outdoor nativity scene that would fit the theme. My teenaged son was happy to get creative and created a sign for the new parish in town, including times for Sunday Holy Mass. He also renamed the church St. Mary's. We even found a tiny little crucifix to glue to the top of the church. 


We absolutely love St. Mary's and it is our favorite piece to the set. The Charles Dickens village now has a Catholic church in town for the faithful! Now we need a little house for a rectory. That will be my next project!


Gloria in excelsis Deo!




Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!






I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. From this moment, we entrust this Holy Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey.

—Pope Francis




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