Peace be with you and Happy All Saints Day!
This time of the year is always fun at Religious Formation and we just completed a super fun All Saints Party on Wednesday and the children learned about many of the Holy men and women whose Feast we celebrate today! (Thank you Laura Somogy for the great planning of our Saints night)!!
The children learn that we devote our praise and adoration ONLY to GOD but that we pray to the Saints/saints in heaven to intercede to God with our prayers, needs and petitions on our behalf. (Saints both recognized and (saints) known only to God)!
We believe that when these Holy people entered into the joy of their Master, they were “put in charge of many things” their intercession for us being a most exalted service in God’s plan!
CCC # 2683
These Saints, who know what it is to be sinful, to suffer, to sacrifice, to surrender, will surely hear our prayers and present them to the Lord. How fun to know that Mary the Mother of Jesus, St. Peter, St. Jude, St. Francis etc. etc. etc. will go to bat for us in heaven!
The kids are always “surprised” to find out that they too can be a Saint/saint one day! I love to see their faces when they realize that they can and should strive for that. I pray often for intercession from my dear niece Tracy (RIP) who suffered for seven years with breast cancer and never complained….. Surely a saint in heaven and able to take my needs to God!
We also suggest that the kids pick a favorite Saint to emulate and pray to! I share my love for St. Peter who bumbled along following Jesus, often making mistakes, even denying Him, but in the end being shown great mercy and then entrusted by Jesus to hold the keys to the Kingdom!
I show them the key necklace that I often wear to remind me of St. Peter and that there is HOPE for us all and that sometimes all we need to do right is LOVE Him!
Our Confirmation students have just all completed choosing a Saint for their Confirmation name and writing their reports. They will be sealed with that Saints name and Holy Chrism on the day of their Confirmation (March the 5th 2016).
Today we introduced them to the Holy Trinity Community and we pray for their preparation efforts to become friends of Jesus and true disciples (like Peter) of the Catholic faith!
Please pray for: Carson Allen, Zachary Brewer, Francis & Griffin Christie, Madison Gilbert, Matthew Green, Neely Hills, Jessica Jackson, Josephina Kress, Benjamin LaBeau, Anna McClelland, Emma Parker, Jordan Storey, Lloyd Sweet and (Andrew Warsalla -baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil) as they move forward into a deeper understanding and commitment to their faith!
All you Holy Men and Women pray for us!
Karen Clor – DRE
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