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Monthly Archives: September 2014

A blessing challenge…for parents…

Do you ever pray a blessing over your child/children? There are several “Blessing challenges” that are becoming popular.  The intent is to encourage parents to pray a blessing on their child.  Parents call on God, asking Him to personally envelope … Continue reading

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Love…

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Life & Family: Actively participate…

“Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive. They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything,” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen … Continue reading

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Ahhh…

Today, instead of blogging about it… We lived it! Prayer for Family Heavenly Father, Please shine your light upon my family. Give us strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us against … Continue reading

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Everyone needs tools… even (especially) families.

Good Role models & Good examples are key!       The Catholic Church provides us with examples of “brave knights & heroic courage.”  We refer to these as the saints & martyrs who have gone before us! We worship … Continue reading

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May Family be our strength….

But Family must be rooted in Christ & his love…. “Maybe the soul is tired because all it needs is more time with the Lord. Maybe the heart is tired because it has been fed with all the wrong things. … Continue reading

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Family: Let it become what Christ has destined it to be….

WHAT LESSONS ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN?

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Francis & the Family: What does he have to say?

 From Pope Francis to Families: In your journey as a family, you share so many beautiful moments: meals, rest, housework, leisure, prayer, trips and pilgrimages, and times of mutual support… Nevertheless, if there is no love then there is no … Continue reading

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Family: Important to God, to the Church, to Society, to each of us…

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” The above quote is from Pope John Paul II.  This quite nicely sums up how important the Church is in every sphere … Continue reading

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Let us celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary; let us adore her son, Christ the Lord.

Let us proclaim the greatness of our Saviour who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that he will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of justice, you showed your day … Continue reading

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