THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 104/1.22.23
"The Lord is My Light and My Salvation" (Psalm 27)
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Similarly, when we participate in the Eucharist, we are transformed! OUR outward characteristics might remain the same, but our substance is changed by the love of Christ and we become more like Christ at work in the world! Live the Eucharist this week by being his hands and feet in all settings!
Click on the link below for the readings that you will hear at the Sunday Mass for the coming two weeks. This will give you a chance to prepare your heart and mind for full and active participation in Mass this weekend! For a Mass schedule in our diocese click on the mint-colored button below.
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012923.cfm
Family Stories: Here are some stories about transformation!
Bella's Fall Coat by Lynn Plourde
Ada's Violin by Susan Hood
The Dot by Peter Reynolds
YOUNGER CHILDREN can learn more about Jesus' first miracle with these resources from
Ministry-To-Children.com (link below).
Looking for a cozy family movie night?
The cards could also be used to play a Draw and Guess game!
**You will need a Bible or can search the passages on the web!
An average of 25,000 people gather daily in the tiny town of Lourdes, France to be healed. The once quiet village is the place where St. Bernadette saw visions of the Virgin Mary and the site, now surrounded by churches and chapels, remains there for people to seek healing from the waters of Lourdes. Each day, a procession in honor of Mary takes place at 9 PM. Thousands, many ill, walk 90 minutes praying and singing by candlelight to receive a blessing from a priest, hoping to be its 71st miracle to date. Prayer can be a strong force against our suffering and an important part of living well: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
"Your child’s feelings are separate from you, so allow them to have those feelings without futurizing and personalizing and getting entangled with your child. Don’t let your own anxiety about your child interfere with your child. Listen without criticism. Stand next to your child, not joined to them. Only then will they stop being compelled to use their energy to fight you or defend themselves from your criticism.
With your acceptance, your child will be free to begin thinking about how they want to change and grow."
To read the full article, visit https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/negative-children-how-to-deal-with-a-complaining-child-or-teen/
WORD OF THE WEEK!
To learn more about Eucharistic or Blood Miracles, you may want to read Heavenly Hosts. Learn more about the book in the short video below!
- Who does God want me to be?
- Could my attitude about something use changing?
- Am I happy with the way I respond to my friends? my parents? my siblings?
- What do I like best about new parts of my personality?
- How am I growing and changing?
- Am I sad about any changes in me or my life?