> Featured Book
How Do Catholics Read the Bible? by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., 2005.
This reliable, to-the-point, and informative guide by renowned Bible scholar Daniel J. Harrington is an excellent resource for Catholics who want to grow in their understanding and appreciation of Sacred Scripture. This work is the product of 30 years of teaching, preaching and praying with Scriptural texts. It includes appropriate methods for analyzing Scripture passages and answers many questions about what Catholics believe about the Bible. A sampling of some of the book’s chapters are “How Do Catholics Read the Old and New Testaments”, “How Do Catholics Interpret Scripture”, and “What Place Does the Bible Have in Catholic Life”. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and recommendations for further reading. A must read for seekers who have a love of God’s word!
> Faith Sharing
It took some time and thought for me to select one Bible verse from among the many of my favorite Scripture passages. Somehow I always manage to come back with highest regard to the words found in Luke 22:19 … “Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given unto you; do this in memory of me.”
These same words are spoken by the priest at every Mass. They are such powerful words … miraculous words that make Jesus present to us. Indeed! The entire substance of Christ, God’s body, blood, soul, and divinity, is made present in our church, for our consumption, to make us holy, to strengthen us for life’s challenges, to transform us into God likeness, and to heal us. I can never be thankful enough for the gift of these powerful words. –Diane Triche
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> Faith for Families
Our focus for family faith is Mass attendance with toddlers and pre-k children who are active learners. . Positive experiences will foster faith. Consider bringing a small backpack filled with faith-related books, quiet fidget toys, baby dolls, or comfort items with you to Mass. Young children can learn boundaries by staying quiet and reverent. Before you attend the next Mass with your child, discuss what to expect and what will be expected. During Mass, give your young child cuddle time and quietly acknowledge cooperation. Young children are constantly seeking stimulation. We can accommodate for this while still fostering faith formation.
> Website of the Month
http://sacredspace.ie/ This site provides a daily reflective prayer.