We had a blast at the All Saint's party. Everyone was dressed up so well and fun was had by one and all.
Here are few photos from the night. Hope you all enjoy, have a great week everyone!
Hello Young Disciples families!
This Wednesday we are praying the Rosary as a community! All the family is invited to come join the parish upstairs to pray the Living Rosary. It has a been a wonderful tradition in our parish pray together in October and May and is a beautiful experience.
Parents come and join us. The Rosary begins at 7pm and there are light refreshments afterward.
See you all Oct. 25th!
The YD team
You have probably been wondering when Young Disciples is starting. I am happy to tell you that Registration night is September 27th from 6:30 to 8pm. Our first night will be Oct. 4th. We are very excited for another year of Young Disciples. I hope to see many familiar faces as well as some new ones. We have been hard at work getting ourselves ready and we can't wait to get started.
As always we encourage parents to stick around; help out in the classrooms or just visit in the nursery.
It should be a great year!
See you Sept. 27th.
Young Disciples Team
St. Joseph has two feast days:
March 19th the feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, and
May 1st the feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Saint Joseph was chosen by God to be Jesus’ father on earth. God knew that Jesus would need a foster father to raise and teach him. The bible tells us that he was a just man. That means he was a good man, honest, fair and God loving.
After an angel told Mary that she would be the mother of God, Saint Joseph wondered what to do. An angel appeared to him in a dream and told him not to worry, that the child was the messiah, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Joseph was to be her husband and protect the child as he grew. Joseph decided to trust the angel and God. He married Mary and took her into his home
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the angel appeared to Joseph again, warning him that the child was in danger. Joseph obeyed the angel’s message, and took his family to Egypt to escape from Herod’s soldiers. After many years, the Holy Family finally returned to their home village of Nazareth.
Not much else is known about St. Joseph. The 30 years between the nativity and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry are called the hidden years. The only other event the Bible tells us about the child Jesus’ life and Saint Joseph is the Finding in the Temple, when Jesus was missing for three days and finally found in the temple teaching the scribes and elders.
Saint Joseph was probably older than Mary, and probably died before Jesus began his ministry. As a saint in Heaven he still acts as a husband and father to his family and the Church, and will intercede for us on many occasions. He is invoked for aid in selling homes, for help to the poor, support and protection of fathers and families and is the patron of the Universal Church. And of course, he is the patron of Carpenters.
Almighty God, You entrusted to the faithful care of Joseph the beginnings of the mysteries of man’s salvation. Through his intercession, may Your Church always be faithful in her service so that Your designs will be fulfilled. Amen.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 of an Algonquian Indian mother who was a devout Christian and a Mohawk chief who remained a pagan. She was beatified in 1980 by Pope St. John Paul II and canonized (declared saint) bu Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21, 2012. In accord with the matrilineal traditions of her people, Kateri belonged to the Algonquin nation. Although she was brought up in the anti-Christian surroundings of the Mohawk community in Ossernenon, in what is now Auriesville, NY, Kateri held fast to the faith of her mother. Both of her parents and her brother died in a plague and though Kateri survived the ravages of her illness, it left her delicate for the rest of her life.
Those who had charge of her hated the Christian missionaries and Kateri was persecuted because she refused to give up her Christian way of life. “I want to be a Christian, even though I should die for it,” she said. Her foster parents deprived her of all food on Sunday because she would not work in the fields on that day. Beatings, continual criticism, sarcasm, and mockery were her constant lot. They tried to force marriage on her but she was inspired to remain a virgin and after she became a Christian she took a vow of virginity.
In time, Kateri made her way to Caughnawaga, a community of Christians. There she led a life of intense Christian virtue until her death in 1680 at the age of 24. Her renown for heroic sanctity soon spread and many miracles have been worked through her intercession.
Kateri Tekakwitha followed the generation of Saints John de Brebeauf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions, thus bearing out the ancient Christian saying that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians”