Welcome to the Third Week of ADVENT otherwise known as Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday! We light the PINK candle. What feelings does the color pink envoke in you?
December 12 , we also celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe! What a special miracle that the Blessed Mother has left for us as a sign of her love and care.
Family Fun with purpose: Crank up your inspirational Christmas tunes and make some cards or gifts for Nursing homes or neighbors in need of Christmas JOY!
For kids in grades k-3 and their families: Who is John? What did he do? What was his message?
Don’t forget to light your pink candle on your advent wreath! We are celebrating “ Rejoice” Sunday!!
One other specila day we remember on DECEMBER 12 is the feast of of Lady of Guadalupe! The blessed Mother appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico and left us with miracles. Please click on the link beliw to hear this amazing TRUE Story!
If you are looking for an amazing family movie to watch about another time when the Blessed MOTHER appeared to three children, please watch “ Fatima” . This is also a true story that keeps blessing us!! Break out the popcorn and curl up in a blanket and be blessed.
For children in grades 4-7 and their families:
This week we learn more about John the Baptist and we also light the third “ Pink” candle on the advent wreath!! This is known as Gaudete Sunday . This means “ Rejoice” in latin. We are getting closer to Christmas!!
There are many Saints we celebrate during ADVENT TO LEARN ABOUT! A holy challenge for you is to do google the Saints and draw a picture... We have the Blessed Mother, St Lucy, and St Nicholas to name a few.
For youth in grades 8-12: Get your JOY ON- it is Gaudete Sunday!!
What is real joy? Hint it is different than happiness... see last week’s Fr. Mike video.
Miracles happen everywhere if you look. We celebrate an ongoing miracle on December 12 in the feast day of Our LADY OF Guadalupe. It is the TRUE Story Of when our Blessed Mother appeared in Mexico to Juan Diego. She left a miracle that has been blessing people ever since. If you find that interesting.... watch the movie “Fatima” it was recently released. See the trailer link above.
At the close of this blog for this week.. I am
posting a song that is not your typical Christmas song but has always touched my heart with it’s message. We seem to always focus on doing good during certain times of year when really we are called all thru the year to help others.