Category: Catholic Stuff
Freezer Meals Outreach
We had a freezer meals cook night last night. What is that? Well about 10 of us got together and made meals and froze them. Then when anyone from the parish knows somebody who needs a little care – somebody going through cancer treatment, or just had a death in the family, or a mom of little ones whose husband is out of town, or somebody who just had a baby, or the elderly shut-in neighbor – they can come by and get a meal and deliver it to them.
Decorating the Church for Christmas
Every year we help decorate our church for Christmas. All four boys were home for this event and they helped too. This has become a family tradition. And their help is always appreciated since they know the drill and they have strong arms to carry all of the trees and boxes from the basement.
How Cold Is Too Cold To Go Outside?
I can be a little hyperactive. That is no surprise to people who know me. So movement helps me focus and settle down. One thing I like to do is walk to church every morning. I attend 8am mass at my parish most weekday mornings. Except when we are out adventuring in our RV. 🙂 And even when it is cold or there is snow on the sidewalks, my preference it to walk if I think it is safe. There is something about the movement and the outdoors that brings me peace. And I can appreciate what I see right in front of me no matter the season. During winter it is the snow on the ground or the bite of the wind.
You Are Never Too Old for Breakfast with Santa
I haven’t been to a Breakfast with Santa lately. But I got to visit with St. Nick this last Sunday. Our Cub Scout pack had it’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser and since I am the Cubmaster I hung around for most of the morning.
I Am a Temple of the Holy Spirit. I Am God’s Winnebago.
So we are preparing for a women’s retreat in a few months and last night at our formation meeting we had a sheet of Bible verses related to our identity. Now many of them were paraphrased and most of them were things like “I am blessed”, “I am capable”, “I am loved and cherished as beloved”. But the one that caught my attention was this one: “I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. I am God’s mobile home.”
Hopeful Waiting: Time To Get Out the Advent Wreath
I love the season of Advent! I’ll break out the Christmas decorations in a couple of weeks, but for now I am going to experience the joy of hopeful waiting. So I got out the base of my Advent wreath. I still need to get some greenery to put around it, but for now that can wait. 🙂