Consecration to Mary
Marian consecration is the act of entrusting one’s body, soul, possessions, works, and entire life to the protection, guidance, and intercession of Our Lady. The act of entrusting oneself to Mary’s care and intercession is nothing new. Jesus Himself entrusted His beloved disciple, John, to Mary while He was on the Cross (John 19:26-27). The early Christians and Church fathers recognized Mary’s holiness and her significance as the Mother of God. We’ve been asking for Mary’s intercession and intervention in our lives since the beginning of the Church. She is, after all, our mother, too. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Pray for Us!
Building Strong Catholic Families
Pentecost is sometimes called the birthday of the Church. The Gospel for Pentecost reminds us that the Church begins with the command to forgive. Within the family, the domestic Church, we learn how to forgive and we learn to accept forgiveness. It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that enables us to do both. Today is a fitting time to share a family celebration of reconciliation. As you gather together as a family, sit quietly for a few minutes, inviting all to reflect upon their need to forgive and to receive forgiveness. If there is a situation or issue within the family that needs attention, spend some time reflecting upon the concern and how your family might address it. Talk together about how Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us in the work of forgiveness and to bring us peace. Pray to the Holy Spirit, asking that the Holy Spirit help your family. Share with one another the sign of peace.
Marvelous Mystery Vacation Bible School registration is now open! The event will take place August 15-19th at St. Patrick’s in Aurora. Contact the Faith Formation office: 315-252-3439 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
2022-2023 Faith Formation Year
Registration is now open! We are also in need of catechists for all programs! Contact the Faith Formation office for more information!
Upcoming dates: June 12 - Baptism Preparation, 1:00pm. St. Hyacinth Center