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A Cloud of Witnesses

A cloud of witnesses CCC # 2683 The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom,41 especially those whom the Church recognizes as saints, share in the living tradition of prayer by the example of their lives, the transmission of their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for …

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‘A’ Is For Apple

The Unlucky Apple ‘Twas the apple that in Eden Caused our father’s primal fall; And the Trojan War, remember — ‘Twas an apple caused it all. So for weeks I’ve hesitated, You can guess the reason why, For I want to tell my darling She’s the apple of my eye. -Paul Lawrence Dunbar n a …

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Saints Alive!

Each year we celebrate the glory of the saints in heaven on All Saints Day. The church teaches that everyone in heaven is a saint, although we have many days assigned to specific canonized saints, All Saints Day is a day to celebrate EVERY saint in heaven.  Celebrating All Saints Day versus the secular day …

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AdVice on Virtue

Our esteemed pastor, Father Joseph Daniels, delivered a homily last Sunday, which I felt should best be shared. Intended for support of our regional Catholic School, he identified five virtues that marked a ‘person of strong faith’. Is that not what we want for ourselves and our children–a strong faith? Each of us, the families …

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Spreading Some Love

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough. Money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread your love everywhere you go.”        –Blessed Mother Teresa Among the families in our MARCH group, we have it pretty good.  As far as material comforts …

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Preparing the Way…

…In Our Surroundings We think that waiting can be difficult for children, but  most of us remember that feeling of joy-filled, delicious anticipation of Christmas. In our latest MARCH gathering, the children reviewed their knowledge of the season of Advent, and the special preparations as we await the birth of our Lord and Savior, the …

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MARCHing into Mount St. Joseph’s

  “We found out his favorite candy is Snickers, and he loves American Chop Suey. He won the Cribbage Championship at Mt St. Joseph. He taught us how to play dominoes. We can’t wait to visit [him]* again! We’re going to bring him some Snickers bars!”** These enthusiastic words from two of our youngsters, ages …

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Young MARCHers Cross the Threshold

Well, there’s nothing like “Pomp & Circumstance” to make Mom shed a tear!.We four moms watched as our 13 students processed in to the balloon-festooned sunroom. Some of us had a lump in our throats, and some of us were, undoubtedly, simultaneously cheering that we survived another year of homeschooling. Following a traditional prayer for …

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The Last First

Our last First Friday of the school year, that is!  We have had a wonderful year with Father Jack and will certainly miss him, as he has been reassigned for the fall.  Thank you for teaching us more how to know, love and serve our Lord.  We will continue to pray for you Father Jack! …

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Blessed Mother’s Day

Blessed Mother’s Day! This morning was lovely, as lovely as a day in May should be! For all its sunny loveliness, however, we began our meeting indoors, waiting for a bit more warmth. The children spent some time coloring beautiful pictures of our Blessed Mother that they could add to their prayer corner at home.. As …

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