Archive for: ‘December 2013’

A Christmas Blessing

December 23, 2013 Posted by Shannon

DSC04530Instead of my usual articles this week, 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.
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 Week before Christmas

December 20, 2013 Posted by Shannon

advent week 4Christmas is almost here and I pray that you have been blessed by this Advent season.  With everything on the to-do list, I thought it was fun to make a different kind of list.  So check out Lists Lists Lists! below.  Also, find one of our favorite Christmas recipes and an article on the first martyr, as well as the Gospel reading for this week.  Stay warm!

Lists Lists Lists!

Golf Ball Soup

St. Stephen

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 22, 2013

New Articles for December 13

December 13, 2013 Posted by Shannon

Hello!  I’ve been having some technical difficulties this week, but I think that everything is all fixed.  advent wreath 3Check out the articles to find how to explain Advent to your kids, how I am blessed by hot water, as well as the Saint and Gospel for this week.

I hope that you are having an anticipatory Advent!


The Blessing of Hot Water

St. Lucy

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 15, 2013



Articles for the Second Week of Advent

December 5, 2013 Posted by Shannon

Check out these articles for the Second week of Advent.  And stay warm!advent week 2

Advent – Preparing for Christmas

The Immaculate Conception of Mary

St. Nicholas

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 8, 2013