Category Archives: Catholic

All things Catholic on this blog: who we are, what we believe and why, what we do, how we celebrate, Catholic news, etc.

my weekly mission and the annual mission

This is a busy mission week!  Of course, there is my weekly (daily, hourly) mission to my family, the children and their homeschool in particular, but also this week is our parish’s annual mission. This is a busy week in … Continue reading

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Love and Discipline

Well! I’ve not really been here much! This year, my patron for the year is St Therese of Lisieux! My Little Flower! I kicked off the new year by using some iTunes gift cards to purchase the audiobook, “A Story … Continue reading

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Patron Saint for 2011

Don’t forget to find out who your patron for 2011 is!

I contact …. Continue reading

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The Numbers

I thought I’d post “the numbers”…
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Happy St Nicholas Day!

We love St Nicholas Day here.  What a terrific Saint for our kids to look to for example.  Getting your shoes filled doesn’t hurt, either! You can make your own St Nick from Lindt chocolate santas by using the pattern … Continue reading

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Our Advent has gotten off to a slower start than last year, but we’re plugging along. While I’ve mixed up sugar cookie dough, I haven’t actually made any yet.  I’ll get to it… eventually. For our Jesse Tree, I purchased … Continue reading

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No. No, he didn’t.

The “big news” on the local paper’s website is a link to an AP article that says the Pope said some condom use may be justified. No.  No, he didn’t say that.  Not at all. The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper L’Osservatore … Continue reading

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No CCHD for us… Again

**Update Apparently, this post is too late to be relevant to most of you!  Even though the 20th and 21st were the designated dates, our parish is not collecting for the CCHD until next weekend, the 27th and 28th, so … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

According to Catholic Encyclopedia,  All Saints Day is…. Solemnity celebrated on the first of November. It is instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful’scelebration of saints’ feasts during the year. …  In the early days the Christians were accustomed … Continue reading

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More Prayers for Marah

About a month ago, I asked you to pray for Marah who was scheduled to undergo surgery for her scoliosis. Her surgery was postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, 12 October. The surgery is to begin at 0800 PST. Please pray … Continue reading

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Lapbook and Birthday pics

I mentioned earlier that I had an idea for a craft for today, but when I went to the store, I completely forgot about it, so it will wait until next week.  We did do the lapbook, though!  I wanted … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Today we celebrate Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (and in our family, we also remember the anniversary of TheMadHatter’s First Holy Communion!) The rosary is a prayer which we offer with our hearts, our lips and our fingers.  It … Continue reading

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St Francis of Assisi

We made (I know you’ll be completely shocked by this) another lapbook for today’s Memorial of St Francis.  We celebrate a feast day in our house today, too.  Here is a slideshow, including the silly pictures TheBoy wants me to … Continue reading

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St Therese and the Month of the Holy Rosary

Today we celebrate the Memorial of St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower and we also begin the Month of the Holy Rosary. TheBoy made some “lapbooks” today.  One about St Therese and one for the Joyful Mysteries of the … Continue reading

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St Jerome: Priest and Doctor of the Church

Reposted from last year: “Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.” (Letter 125, to the priest Innocent) “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.” (Jerome’s Prologue to the “Commentary on Isaiah”: PL … Continue reading

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