December Newsletter

From your Friends at Curran Crew TV

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A Prayer for Christmas Morning

The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.

Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.

Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world?

Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.

Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,

And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake.

Amen


Read more: http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/times/christmas_prayer.html#ixzz3uLOyEVmM

Be an Open Door, Welcome the Birth of the Face of Mercy!

What is the Jubilee Year of Mercy all about? Why did Pope Francis declare a Year of Mercy? What does it look like, what does it mean, and what does it require of me to be an ‘open door’ of mercy? How can I foster mercy and generosity in my home? What’s the best gift to give baby Jesus on His birthday? What are some simple acts of generosity my family can do this Advent? What is the tradition of the Feast of St. Lucy?

“A great gift to give baby Jesus this Christmas Season, is to bring your kids before Him, to adore Him, in Adoration.” –Kari Curran

“As God generously shows us mercy, it gives birth to generosity in our hearts. When we go through the door of mercy, we have a call to then go forth to share the ‘pass-code’ with others.” –Dr. Tom Curran

The Pope says to be an Open Door of Mercy! But what, exactly, does that look like? The Currans talk about the opportunity of the Advent Season to share the gift of mercy with others. Kari shares stories of generosity and ideas for celebrating the Feast of St. Lucy. Tom explores the meaning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

Listen to full podcast: Here

“ Thank you for this wonderful presentation. I really needed to hear much of what you shared for the sake of my family!”


That was one of the comments we received after the Parenting the Digital Generation Course on Session 1: Awareness. Kari and I were exhilarated (and a bit exhausted, to be honest) after it was all over. When talking about it last night we sensed a deep confirmation of our call to help you Love Your Crew! The course has started but we don’t want you to miss out. If some of you have been hesitant on registering for the course here is your opportunity to view a little bit of what you will gain when you sign up. You can access your Christmas Gift from the Curran Curran here → ( View Part 1: Awareness)


There is a serious and even dangerous disconnect between parents and kids in our connected world. We have been called to create digital missionaries and to accompany our kids through the Internet. We have done a lot of the hard work to be able to help you understand what is happening, how to monitor you kids Internet usage and keep you up to date with today’s technology.

Rejoice! Christ is Coming: Hope-Filled Advent Activities

What are some simple, inexpensive Advent activities and service projects I can do with my kids to foster the Virtue of Hope? Why do we rejoice on the third week of Advent? What’s the pink (rose colored) candle for? How can I find peace when if I’m feeling suffocated by all the holiday festivities and I can’t seem to get it ‘all together.’ What are some great memory-making gifts for grandparents/grandchildren for Christmas time? What are some creative gift ideas that won’t break the budget?


Dollar Store Gift Ideas!

-Thank Your Gift: Star Wars Movie-Theater Gift Basket

-Advent Service Project: Toiletries Goodie Bags for the Homeless in your area!

-Children’s Toy: Doctor Medical Bag Kit


Listen to the Podcast: Here

Curran Crew

Married in 1994, Tom & Kari have been blessed beyond expectations with nine children in 12 years. On the Curran Crew website they’ll be sharing the highs and lows of living a poured out life as a mother and father as a means of helping other families discover, deepen and hand on faith in Jesus Christ in their homes.