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September 15 Weekly Reflection

09-15-2019Weekly Reflection

Children: Have you every lost something that you really cared about and then finally found it? Maybe a toy, or even your pet? What did it feel like to find it? The joy you experienced and the relief that the item you lost had been found and was now where it belonged is the same thing God feels when we choose to live lives that glorify Him. God wants all of us to turn away from sin and back to Him. If and when we do, all the saints and angels in Heaven rejoice along with our Heavenly Father.

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September 8 Weekly Reflection

09-08-2019Weekly Reflection

Adults/Teens: What are the radical choices that you are begin called to in order to be a disciple of Christ? No matter our sacrifice, if we do not make it in God's name, with the love of Christ in our heart, then it is for nothing. We are called to take up our own cross and follow Christ. We can count on Him to provide and lead and we must remember, on this journey, that redemption costs us nothing; discipleship will cost us everything. What are you truly willing to sacrifice for our Heavenly Father? What does it mean to renounce your possessions, in such a way that we can be content to rely on Him? How can non-material things like ideologies, prejudices, or ideas be like material possessions that we can strive to shed?

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September 1 Weekly Reflection

09-01-2019Weekly Reflection

Children: Spend some time this week talking with your family about who you might invite to Mass. Maybe next time a friend sleeps over on Saturday, invite them to Mass with you and your family the next day. It is a joyful thing to share our faith with others, and something Jesus encouraged us to do.

Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and His presence in your life. Pray together, aloud, the Our Father.

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August 25 Weekly Reflection

08-25-2019Weekly Reflection

Children: Spend some time this week with your family discussing how you all can improve your family prayer time. For starters, do you pray as a family at meal time? How about at bedtime? Maybe now is the time to start! Now is a great time to begin praying more as a family. You can even commit to pray a family Rosary once a week to grow closer to Jesus together.

Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and His presence in your life. Pray together, aloud, the Our Father.

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August 18 Weekly Reflection

08-18-2019Weekly Reflection

Children: This week, discuss with your family what Jesus is talking about when saying that He wishes the world were on fire? Why do you think Jesus is in "anguish" desiring for His suffering? Could it be that He is so ready and willing to suffer so that we might have the opportunity for new life?

Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and His presence in your life.

Pray together, aloud, the Our Father.

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August 11 Weekly Reflection

08-11-2019Weekly Reflection

Adults/Teens: How do you understand the conduct of asteward? Can you think of people who have been delegated acertain amount of responsibility and have become intoxicatedwith authority? How can they return to faithful stewardship?What does it mean to you when Jesus teaches that more will beexpected of those in trusted with much?

Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and His presence in your life.Pray together, aloud, the Our Father.

August 4 Weekly Reflection

08-04-2019Weekly Reflection

Adults/Teens: In today's Gospel, Jesus steps back from role of "judge and arbitration." How would you describe the way he exercises his moral authority in this story and in your own life? What is your top priority in terms of life goals right now? Are these goals based on spiritual needs or more material needs? Who are the most importantpeople in your life? How do they fit into your life goals?

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