THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 86/ 5.15.22
Whoever Loves Me Will Keep My Word
This edition of The Family Zone will focus on two important Catholic observances in the month of May. As we head toward the end of the Easter season, we observe the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. We also count the month of May as a special time for us to focus on Mary. We hope you will learn more about both this week!
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Live the Eucharist this month by applying God's word at Mass to your life. Each week, listen for the "kernel of wisdom" that stands out to you in the first and second readings or the Gospel. How can that message be applied to your life in the week ahead? Being sent forth at the end of Mass calls us to keep living as disciples out in the world. How can you make God's word a living presence in your life this week?
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.
Family Stories: Story Time with a Positive Message about our Mother, Mary, who the month of May is devoted to!
Take it to the Queen by Josephine Nobisso
The Virgin Mary Around The World! A Pilgrimage of Faith Book by Chantal Baros
Lucia and the Immaculate Heart by Angela Andrejczuk
Articles for Parents: How does Mary help us as our Spiritual Mother? https://blessedcatholicmom.com/mary-our-mother/
Sunday Lectio 034 - The Ascension by Godsplaining
May is the Month of Mary. Learn more about her!
You will need:
Blue colored soda (there are a few varieties) or 7 UP with a few drops of blue food coloring
Vanilla ice cream
The blue soda represents the sky and the floating ice cream is a cloud since Jesus was said to have ascended to the clouds! Enjoy :)!
Enjoy your Ascension float with one of these beautiful sandwiches created for OUR LADY in the month of May:
A Child's Prayer to Mary
Holy Mary, mother fair,
Filled with love for God,
Pray for us in all our needs.
Pray for us today.