~ Maine Apostolate of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers

Author Archive: SacredHeartMom

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

The line in today’s reading “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” is found twice in the bible (Luke 10:2 and Matthew 9:37) and I have heard it many, many times in my life. Today it made me think of our work at Grace and how we have had some wonderful volunteers, many …

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Too Much Planning Too Little Joy

Humble Pie:  The Crust Confessions of a homeschool mom burdened with the gift of administration.  Can a gift be a burden?  Yes, sometimes I believe it can be. Our last MARCH meeting made me realize that just because we are given a gift, it doesn’t mean it is to be used in EVERY situation.  The …

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Sweet and Simple

Our first meeting in October was sweet and simple. When we get together……….we’re family! Best wishes to Christine, Mary and Grace on their new journey.

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Our Apostolate

MARCH  Maine Apostolate of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers  (MARCH) as the name indicates, is a lay apostolate. What exactly is a lay apostolate? From websites Wikipedia and Catholic Exchange: The lay apostolate is made up of laypeople and consecrated religious who exercise a ministry in cooperation with the Catholic Church. These organizations cooperate with ecclesiastical authorities. …

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A Little Housekeeping

This post will be a little different as we have some housekeeping to take care of before our next meeting on October 8, 2015 Those who attended the apple picking day on September 24th also met informally at Celeste’s home for a small meeting. In attendance were Celeste, Christina, Mary Ann, Sue and Lisa (Betty …

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Hospitality of the Heart ~ Advent 2014

This love must then spread to your whole community, even to the whole world, precisely through you, dear children. Love will then be able to reach those who are most in need of it, especially the suffering and the abandoned. What joy is greater than the joy brought by love? What joy is greater than …

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Cold Weather Warm Hearts

November was cold and cloudy, but that didn’t dampen our spirits.  I think we were all still recovering from the Saint’s Day party and welcomed a less structured meeting.  We set up one room as the Lego Room and another as a game room.  When the rain subsided, the children found themselves outside playing soccer …

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Back to School

Scroll back, if you will, gentle reader, to some of our previous group photos. Contrast with the ones posted here, and you will notice that our numbers are growing!! This is the third academic year for MARCH. At the start, we were four families. In 2013-14, we were thrilled to have four more families join …

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Graduation Day June 5, 2014

Graduation across the country is such a special time of year for all students and their families.  Homeschoolers are no different.  Our families enjoy looking back on the accomplishments of the year and promoting our children to the next grade level as well.  Unlike a traditional graduation where the Valadictorian speaks to the class and …

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Camp Blossom

For pictures of our first Little Flowers meeting back on April 9, 2014 see the Snapshots of Spring post. Since April we met a few times during our MARCH meetings, gathering new members each time. Our meetings always started with prayer, a short saint biography and a coloring page of the saint we were discussing. Next …

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