THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 108/3.19.23
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
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 purple button below.
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032623.cfm
Dinner conversation FROM THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES: On March 26, we will hear the story of Mary, Martha and the Raising of Lazarus. The three siblings were dear friends of Jesus. When Jesus arrives in Bethany, Lazarus has died, and Mary and Martha each approach Jesus separately to tell him that if he had been there, Lazarus would still be alive. At first, they are both frustrated and devastated at what has happened, but they also show trust toward Jesus in this moment. Sometimes life can be very challenging and sad and we can feel as if God has abandoned us. How can we as a family trust Jesus in difficult times?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- We will attend Mass weekly
- We will try each day to live by the Beatitudes
- We will pick out a message from the Gospel each week and try to live our lives by it!
CREATE and PLAY!
Planting Time For Seed Balls: When And How To Plant Seed Bombs
Were you disappointed in the germination results when you planted seed balls? Many gardeners are reporting low germination rates when using this method. The solution lies in choosing the correct planting time for seed balls. This article can help with that.
The Magnificat - Prayers - Vatican News
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
Walking through Holy Week as a family - Teaching Catholic Kids
The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Holy Week, is the most sacred time of year. During this special time, we enter into the passion of Christ - his crucifixion, death and resurrection - through liturgical celebration and personal conversion.
INSPIRED BY THE SAINTS: CELEBRATING ST. JOSEPH!
- Make a delicious Italian dinner with traditional St. Joseph's Day foods https://orderisda.org/culture/our-recipes/authentic-st-josephs-day-pasta/
- Take a family trip to the grocery store with a list of needs from an area food cupboard. Shop for families in need and bring the items to your local food cupboard in honor of St. Joseph!
- Enjoy a family baking project from Catholic Cuisine:
Gingerbread Tool Box for St. Joseph the Worker
We've never made a gingerbread house in our home at Christmastime, despite the fact that doing so is very appealing to my children. Maybe that's because we do so much else in the buildup toward Christmas that [ I'm overwhelmed by the mess and the expense and the potential for disaster] it's easy to overlook.
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