Archive for the ‘Liturgical Year’ Category

Lent

By | Posted February 20, 2016

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Two Fridays into Lent and here I am sitting alone on the couch with unfinished Stations.  What the heck is going on?  How can our favorite family devotion be falling to the side?  Last week time just slipped away and the kids fell asleep and there went our family prayer time.  Then we didn’t pray […]

Good Friday

By | Posted April 19, 2014

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Today found us in our favorite place.  The Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  I can’t remember how we found this place, but we’re hooked.  Usually, we pray in the chapel and head there for the feast of St. Bernadette or the Immaculate Conception. But during Lent, we are called here for the beautiful […]

Let the feasting begin

By | Posted September 30, 2013

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Sunday marked the beginning of one of the best weeks in the liturgical calendar~The feast of the Arch Angels.  The kids had angel food cake and read about the angels, even taking some time to learn the St. Michael prayer. Today we read one of our favorite books, St Jerome and the Lion and since […]

Holy Week

By | Posted April 4, 2013

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 ~ This post is really picture heavy, like really heavy~ Have I mentioned that I love being Catholic?  Yes, I guess I have.  For me the best part is the Easter Triduum.  The mass that never ends.  Three days of really long masses.  Really long, like two hours.  With littles long. Holy Thursday is such […]

A Season for Everything

By | Posted February 12, 2013

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Lent starts tomorrow.  Tomorrow!  Personally, I wish I had another couple of weeks to prepare.  I just don’t feel like I’m ready to start the sacrificial season tomorrow.  But ready or not, it really does start tomorrow. The purple drapery is now hanging in the learning center, the Lenten books are out and the stations […]

One Week

By | Posted November 25, 2012

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Thanksgiving has come and gone.  It was a wonderful day with family and friends.  A great day to reflect on all the gifts we have.  During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we spoke a lot about what we were grateful for, no Facebook updates for me, but we shared a lot as a family. […]

On the feast of…

By | Posted November 4, 2012

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I love feast days and two of the best are All Saints and All Souls.  I love the saints and studying them.  They’re a great example for my kids because most of them certainly weren’t perfect their entire lives.  But once they converted, they had a zeal I hope my kids imitate. We have our […]

Pentecost

By | Posted May 31, 2012

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Sunday was the feast of Pentecost, the birth of the church.  And like any good Catholic, we celebrated. The boys made tongues of fire hats on Saturday.  Sunday my mom made a fruit salad with 12 fruits representing the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  And we had cake.  It wouldn’t be a birthday without cake. […]

Our Walk With Christ

By | Posted April 6, 2012

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Lent is probably my favorite time of year.  Not because I particularly like to sacrifice, but because I love the prayers at this time of year.  Specifically, the Stations of the Cross.  We’ve been praying these as a family consistently for about 8 years. It’s hard to pray the stations without feeling a profound sense […]

The Feast of St. Joseph

By | Posted March 19, 2012

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Today is the feast of St. Joseph.  He is the patron of  fathers, carpenters, those seeking employment, the Church and a peaceful death.  (And probably a lot more.) Long ago, when I was waffling between boyfriends, I begged St. Joseph to intercede on my behalf and send me my Joseph. His prayers worked. I have […]