THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 117/7.23.23
MAKING THE MOST OF MASS
JOIN THE REVIVAL!
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!
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/073023.cfm
Family Dinner Discussions from the Sunday Scriptures: Sunday, August 6, is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The Gospel reading that Sunday tells about Jesus' time with Peter, James and John up on the holy mountain and has the familiar words: "Lord, it is good that we are here." Where is your favorite place to be? In what setting or gathering would you say to God: Lord, it is good that we are here? When do you feel happiest about being together with your family? When do you feel like you are present with God in a special place?
WONDER AND AWE
INSPIRED BY THE SAINTS!
St. Catherine was an aristocrat born in Bologna, Italy in the 15th century. As the daughter of a diplomat to the Marquis, Catherine was well educated. She decided to leave her life of privilege and helped to found a monastery of the Poor Clares. St. Catherine of Bologna loved to be creative! She baked, danced, played the viola, painted, and wrote poetry and spiritual guides. She also had many mystical visions of both Jesus Christ and Satan. Below is a famous painting by Saint Catherine. We can be inspired by Catherine's creative spirit as well as her willingness to work for the Kingdom of God despite the opportunities that her family's position in the world afforded her. Try exploring new creative outlets this summer; you may find a new talent you never knew you had!
Saint Usula and her Maidens by Santa Catarina Vigri
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