Monday, October 29, 2012

Our responsibility as Catholics--Election 2012

I am Lisette and I approve this message.

Please listen to this excellent homily from Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch regarding our responsibility as Catholics in this coming election.

Friday, October 26, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 1)


I have been wanting to join the fun with Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary with her 7 Quick Takes Friday.  So here it is, my first 7 quick takes.  


This past weekend my husband and I finally went on our much deserved date night.  Lately our date nights are at home once our girls are sleeping but this weekend we dressed up and went out for dinner.  The food was delicious and the company was amazing.  Love my husband.


Speaking of my husband, I have joined Hallie at Moxie Wife in her 30 day marriage challenge.  It is not too late to join.  She reminds everyone of the daily challenge on her Facebook page so make you like her page.  Thank you Hallie!


This past weekend we also went to the zoo for the Halloween events.  The zoo is one of my oldest daughter's favorite places to go.  This time we were able to enjoy the dolphin show.   


Yesterday, we joined a few moms and their children from our parish MOMs group for Trick or Treat in our town's down town area.  The weather was great and my daughters had a great time.


I forgot to mention that this past summer I went to a couple of sewing classes.  Sewing is my new love. I really enjoy sewing and it is amazing all the tutorials that are available through the internet.  Here is my first sewing project which is a pillow case for my oldest daughter.  She loves cupcakes.  I cannot show any current project ideas because they are Christmas presents.  Are you ready for Christmas?


A couple of weeks ago I signed up for two more sewing classes since Joan Fabrics was having a buy one class get the second one free.  How could I pass it up.  But I did not realize that one of the classes I signed up for is on election day.  Genius!  So now I have to go vote early.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Year of Faith---renew your relationship with Christ

The Year of Faith starts today!  What is the Year of Faith?  My friend Grace does a great job explaining the year of faith at Our Catholic Life.  One thing is for sure, the year of faith is definitely a chance to renew our relationship with Christ and his Church.    

I wanted to share some resources that can help us all to renew our relationship with Christ in the year of faith.  
  1. Obviously, The Year of Faith-Vatican Website has tons of information and resources.  They even include a list of event for the year of faith.
  2. Sign up for the Faith in Action at  The website includes great authors; Danielle Bean, Jeff Cavins, Teresa Tomeo and many more.  Make sure you check it out.  
  3. The Daughters of St. Paul have a website called JClub which has great resources for families with young children.  You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter for the year of faith.
  4. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has great resources for the year of faith for everyone.
  5. I also came across this article about Plenary Indulgences for the year of faith.  
I hope these resources are helpful.  If you have any additional resources for the year of faith, please share.  

I would like to end this post with the words of Pope Benedict XVI in regards to praying the Rosary during the Year of Faith. 

"As we too spiritually unite ourselves to that choral invocation, I would like to invite everyone to cherish the Rosary during the forthcoming Year of Faith. With the Rosary, in fact, we allow ourselves to be guided by Mary, the model of faith, in meditating upon the mysteries of Christ, and day after day we are helped to assimilate the Gospel so that it can shape our lives. Therefore, in the wake of my predecessors, and in particular Blessed John Paul II who ten years ago gave us his Apostolic Letter 'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', I invite people to pray the Rosary individually, in the family and in the community, placing themselves in the school of Mary who leads us to Christ, the living centre of our faith".
 — from Vatican Information Service. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Test of Fire: Election 2012

The deadline to register to vote I believe is this Saturday, October 6th.  Please make sure you are registered to vote and spread the word.  I came across this video from Catholics Called to Witness.  Check it out.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

God's beauty everywhere

Today we were at the park and I just had to share God's beauty.  Enjoy!

Happy Feast Day of the Holy Guardian Angels!

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.

Ángel de la guarda, dulce compañía, no me desampares ni de noche ni de día. No me dejes solo que me perdería. Ni vivir, ni morir en pecado mortal. Jesús en la vida, Jesús en la muerte, Jesús para siempre. Amén.