We hope they tasted as good as they look.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Hebrews celebrated many of their feasts, such as the “Feast of Tabernacles” and the “Dedication of the Temple” for eight days. Later, the Roman Emperor Constantine continued the tradition by celebrating the dedication of basilicas in the Christian World for eight days. Before the Second Vatican Council the Church granted certain feasts an octave including Pentecost, Epiphany, the feasts of Sts. Peter and St. Paul, St. Lawrence, and St. Agnes. Today we celebrate two feasts with Octaves: Easter and Christmas.
Life in the ancient world was so hectic and filled with pressure and families had grown apart and were being swept up in the older pagan traditions so the Church granted a period of eight days in order to contemplate the mysteries experienced in the Church’s liturgy. If the Ancients were busily distracted, what has become of us!? Take some time and be humbled before the Mystery: The Word of God has become man!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
You can bring some treats to share or just come join in the celebration.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:
A voice was heard in Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be consoled,
since they were no more.
Today we are reminded of Rachel's weeping with the victims of abortion. Thus we pray for the innocents that were involved in abortion. Through Project Rachel, and similar groups, we pray for hope to those who have been involved in an abortion.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Two Wednesdays they worked on blankets for children.
In the end, 21 blankets went to children in need.
Monday, December 26, 2011
The 8th Grade students from St. Columbkille Catholic
School compiled a cookbook of their favorite recipes.
Sales on the cookbook were over $3,0000.
After the expenses were paid, all of the proceeds were given to charities.Some went to buy Christmas Items for children in need in Sarpy County. Some went to the Teen Faith's work on the Linus Project.
The rest of the money was given to the
Stephen Center to help the homeless.
It was their way of saying,
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday morning our Children's Choir
was practising for the 5:00 Mass tonight.
Christmas Eve Masses:
5 & 7 p.m.
7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The worship space is being prepared for Christmas.
There's some extra task in preparing
the Social Level for worship.
Music books need to be set out.
This year we also need to set out sheets with the words for
the New Roman Missal to assit the assembly in worship.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
There were Christmas parties at St. Columbkille Catholic
School during the half day before Christmas break.
Snowmen were made.
Christmas trees were decorated.
Games were played.
In one you tried to swing a ball onto your nose.
In another, you slide a cookie from your forehead...
... to your mouth without using your hands.
Or jump around to shake the jingle bells out of a box.
Skits were performed.
Crafts were made.
Joy was shared.
Before Mrs. Yanovich's students left, they read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! If all of your presents and decorations were stolen would you still celebrate Christmas? The Who's did, because they remembered what is most importatnt at Christmas.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This morning at Mass Fr. Damian thanked the Kindergarten students at St. Columbkille Catholic School for helping get us all in the Christmas mood through their program last night.
We hope you "leap for joy" on Christmas!