Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy

Sanctuary, Vessels and Vestments As He entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to Him, begging Him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home in terrible distress.” And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you comeContinue reading “Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy”

Session 15: Walk through the Mass

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In theContinue reading “Session 15: Walk through the Mass”

Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice

Selfless acts of love “Not that [Christ] might offer Himself there again and again, as the high priest enters year after year into the sanctuary with blood that is not his own; if that were so He would have had to suffer death over and over from the creation of the world.  But now HeContinue reading “Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice”

Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist

Exploring our Jewish Roots I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  -John 6:51 This week’s continuation of the discussion of the Eucharist we take aContinue reading “Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist”

Feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany is traditionally observed on January 6th. It is often called Three Kings Day. (Read more here. And the 9 Things you need to know about Epiphany.) It marks the visitation of the Magi bearing gifts to Jesus. If this celebration has not found its way into your holiday festivities perhaps you will consider trying one orContinue reading “Feast of the Epiphany”

Session 11: The Sacraments

Baptism and Confirmation Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walkContinue reading “Session 11: The Sacraments”

Session 10: The Last Things

What Happens After We Die? Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For thisContinue reading “Session 10: The Last Things”

Advent Book Countdown

Advent Traditions can begin with using what you have on hand. Many families have a difficult time finding Advent Calendars that keep the focus on the season of Advent rather than highlighting the giving of trinkets or candy. We rather enjoy the giving of trinkets with our family’s tradition of using a Lego Advent CalendarContinue reading “Advent Book Countdown”

Session 9: Mary and the Saints

Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said,Continue reading “Session 9: Mary and the Saints”