Beginning of Lent

February 10, 2016 Posted by Shannon

With Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, I am going to do my best to step up my articles for you!  But for today, here’s one from last year.  May you have a holy beginning to Lent!

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New Articles for January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 Posted by Shannon

wedding at canaAre you still writing 2015 on everything?  I am!!  Here’s a new article about those New Year’s Resolutions that you might have made.

Have a good weekend!


New Year’s Resolutions

Sts. Sebastian and Agnes

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for January 17, 2016

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2016 Posted by Shannon

Happy New Year to you all!   epiphany


Candy Canes

12 Days of Christmas

Christmas Blessing

December 24, 2015 Posted by Shannon

Instead of my usual articles, I wanted to share with you a prayer that I wrote a couple of years ago.  It is my prayer for all of you.

As Joseph anxiously awaited Christ’s birth, may you be filled with excited anticipation.
As the donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem, may you bear your load without complaint or care.Christmas
As the stable that served as their shelter, may you make your homes a welcome respite for all.
As the star that shone over the manger, may you light the way to Christ for others.
As the angels in the sky, may you rejoice in his holy birth.
As the shepherds in the field, may you greet our savior with awe and wonder.
As the manger filled with hay, may you hold the Christ child high in your families.
As the kings who followed the star to the baby, may you follow Christ each day.
And as Mary, may you treasure each day in your hearts, knowing of Christ’s sacrifice for each of us that started with the birth of an innocent baby.

Merry Christmas!

Articles for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 19, 2015 Posted by Shannon

Christmas is almost here!  One last Sunday!  Here are a few articles to help you prepare yourself a little more…

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Candy Canes

St. Stephen

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 20,2015

Third Sunday of Advent

December 12, 2015 Posted by Shannon

We are half way through Advent!  Nearer and nearer still to Christmas!  This week, articles are on Reconciliation and Advent.  Please check them out!

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First Reconciliation


St. Lucy

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 13, 2015


December 5, 2015 Posted by Shannon

Welcome to Advent!  Tomorrow is the second Sunday of Advent and we see purple adorning our churches.  We start decorating our homes and buying gifts for loved ones.  But where we should be most prepared is in our hearts and those of our families.  What are some ways to prepare ourselves for Christmas during this Advent season?

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Mary – The Immaculate Conception

St. Nicholas

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 6, 2015

New articles this week!

November 13, 2015 Posted by Shannon

Hello!  Here are some articles for you for just this time of year – leftover Halloween candy and crunching leaves!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

St. Margaret of Scotland

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for November 15, 2015

Articles for Halloween 2015

October 28, 2015 Posted by Shannon

Hello!  I’m being a bit lazy and recycling a few articles from previous years about Halloween, but maybe you’ve forgotten about them!

Also, check out the Saint and Gospel for the week!jesus teaching stained glass

Halloween Explanations

Saint Song

St. Martin de Porres

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for November 1, 2015

New article this week

October 23, 2015 Posted by Shannon

I haven’t had much time this week, but I did want to tell you about the Coconut in our house!  Have a blessed weekend!

The Coconut