THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 88/ 6.12.22
A Eucharistic Revival is Coming in our national Church!
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: This edition's stories focus on the Eucharist!
- Dare to be More: The Witness of Blessed Carlo Acutis by Colleen and Matt Swaim (teens)
- Holy Mysteries: 12 Investigations into Extraordinary Cases by Sophie de Mullenheim (upper elementary)
- The Mysterious Goblet by Sophie de Mullenheim (upper elementary)
- Jesus, I Adore You by Sabine du Mesnil (children)
The Virgin of the Grapes by Pierre Mignard
This was painted in 1640 and is part of the collection of the Louvre in Paris. Who do you see in the painting? What do the grapes represent? What do you think of the way the mother and son are portrayed? What does the painting make you feel or think about? Talk about it as a family and share your ideas!
Learn! Catholic Trivia You May Not Know!
- St. Louis Martin was the father of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. All 5 of his daughters entered religious life!
- St. Basil the Elder raised 5 Saints: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Peter of Sebaste, St. Naucratius, and Saint Macrina the Younger.
- St. Ignatius Kim Che-jun was the father of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon (the first Korean priest)
- St. Dominic Phạm Trọng Khảm was the father to St. Dominic Phạm Trọng Khảm, both were judges who worked to serve the poor.
IMAGINE THE SCENE!
To the right is a picture of a monstrance. Draw a picture of St. Clare stopping the attack simply by praying in front of the soldiers with the monstrance! Send us your pic and we will post it in our summer gallery! Send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org!
FEAST on Fun Summer Treats!
Next weekend, we also observe Juneteenth; a day on which we celebrate the freedom of all who were enslaved in America at the end of the Civil War. Join in prayer with your family on this special day.
On This Day of Freedom
God of all peoples, of all nations,
On this day of freedom, we celebrate triumphantly with all people of goodwill that we might walk arm in arm towards justice for all.
Breathe into us your eternal breath, that we may never tire of ensuring a flourishing life for all people, but most especially, those brothers and sisters whose growth has been stifled by the trauma of being enslaved.
O God, we know and have seen your goodness, and because of it, we cling to the hope that unity and liberation for all are within our grasp. Continue to show us your goodness, that we may have the strength to advance your kingdom with humility and grace.
- Catholic Health Association
Try GLOW IN THE DARK bowling for your next summer night under the stars!
As you look up at those summer stars....
- How many stars are there? Does God create new stars all the time? What are stars made of?
- Why do stars twinkle?
- Do I see the same stars my grandparents saw when they were kids?
- Why does the sky have different colors?
- How big is God's universe???