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Take a cue from the French

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French children don’t need medications to control their behavior because they learn self-control early in their lives. The children grow up in families in which the rules are well-understood, and a clear family hierarchy is firmly in place.

A baby in a cake?

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January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, marked the arrival of the Three Kings at the birthplace of Our Savior. The king cake, baked in honor of the Magi, is traced back to several different cultures. In Latin America a figure representing the Christ Child is placed inside the cake. Other cultures bake a coin, pea,…

Epiphany house blessing

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It’s time for the Epiphany House Blessing. Look for blessed chalk at your Mass this weekend, or ask your priest ti bless some for you. Do your Epiphany House Blessing on Tuesday, January 6.

Advent Week 4

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Pour forth thy power, O Lord, and come: Assist us by that mighty power, so that by thy grace and merciful kindness we may swiftly receive the salvation that our sins impede: Who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  

Advent Week 3

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We beseech thee to listen to our prayers, O Lord, and by the grace of thy coming enlighten our darkened minds: Thou who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.  

Advent Week 2

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Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the paths of thine Only-begotten Son: that we may worthily serve thee with hearts purified by His coming: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Links for the Year of Consecrated Life

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This post will be updated with more resources as I find them.   Pope issues letter for Year of Consecrated Life Year of Consecrated Life plans and tentative schedule SONG: Wake the world with dawning joy Year of Consecrated Life Parish Packet and other resources Presentation of the Logo for the ‘Year of Consecrated Life’…

Advent Week 1

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Stir up thy power, O Lord, and come, that by thy protection we may be rescued from the dangers that beset us through our sins; and be a Redeemer to deliver us; Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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