THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 111/4.30.23
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 blue button below.
Family Dinner Discussions from the Sunday Scriptures: On May 7, we will hear the words: You are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood,a holy nation, a people of his own,
so that you may announce the praises" of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light," from 1Peter.
We are all called to glorify God through our actions.
What kind of behavior glorifies God? What can your family do to glorify God through the decisions you make and the actions you take?
Free Mary, Mother of God Activities & Prayers- Month of Mary
Mary grew up learning about the promise of the Messiah. When she was a young girl, Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph. Before they were married, she received a vision of an angel who asked her to be the mother of the Messiah she had waited for her whole life.
CREATE AND PLAY!
31 Crafts for Mary - Catholic Sprouts
May is after all Mary's Month so, at least around here, we are going to strive to make her the focus of many things, including our crafting. As I already shared last week, I have been trying to learn some important things from our Blessed Mother.
20 Best Hoagie Recipes
The best sandwiches are hoagies, so discovering the 20 Best Recipes for Hoagies is quite a find! Here you'll find classic Italian hoagies, beef and steak hoagies, pork hoagies, ham and cheese hoagies, vegetarian hoagies and more. Bookmark your favorites to make when the craving for a hoagie strikes!
INSPIRED BY THE SAINTS!
Many beautiful titles have been given to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Within our own diocese, we have many different titles for Mary connected to our churches including Our Lady of the Valley, Our Lady of the Lakes, Our Mother of Sorrows, and Mary, Mother of Mercy, just to name a few! The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and is among the ten largest churches in the world. It can be found in Washington D.C. and has over 80 chapels and oratories devoted to Mary from all different cultures around the world. Take a virtual tour using the link below to see which image of Mary inspires you most!!
Photo by Kristen Smith
SHARE A STORY!
1. What might it have been like to be the mother of God?
2. Jesus was both human and divine. We don't know much about his childhood. What do you
think it was like?
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