THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 89/ 6.26.22
June 29 is the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Since 4th of July is coming up, why not direct your family's service experiences toward our active and retired military? Here are some ideas from the USO: https://www.uso.org/stories/2853-how-can-i-support-the-troops-5-ways-you-can-help-deployed-soldiers
In addition, spend some time in prayer. Pray in gratitude for the freedoms we have and pray for those, around the world, whose freedoms are in danger.
Click on the link below for the readings that you will hear at the Sunday's 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 grey button below.
For Fourth of July: Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
And since Moses led his people to freedom:
Moses and the Very Big Rescue by Tim Thornborough
Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen
The Finding of Moses, Salvator Rosa, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
What do you see in this picture? What do you notice about the picture that might not seem right for Moses' time period? What do you like most about the picture? How does it help you to understand the story of Moses? Take some time to read the story of Moses' birth in Exodus. What else belongs in this scene??
LEARN! Catholic Trivia you May Not Know!
IMAGINE THE SCENE
FEAST on Fun Summer Treats!
Patriotic Layered Smoothie Recipe for the 4th of July - A Mom's Take
Prayers for the Nation - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Try some old-fashioned races this Holiday! Egg and Spoon, Sack races and three legged races are always fun! Or you could try a grinning match! This old time game involves making the silliest faces and getting others to laugh! No using your hands in the grinning match! In the old days, they used to make participants hold a horse collar around their neck to keep their hands busy; so grab a towel and hold it around the back of your neck while you make silly faces! How long will it take to make your family members laugh??
- How do spiders create such intricate webs?
- Spider silk, used to build webs, is stronger by weight, than steel! Why were spiders given such an amazing material? What can we learn from spider webs?
- Spiders can use their silk to make modes of travel through the air or under the water! What other creatures can design their own transportation?
- Why do spiders have so many legs?
- Should I be afraid of spiders?
What do you wonder about spiders???
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