Sunday, March 30, 2008

Our Divine Mercy Sunday ~ A Lovely Day!


Divine Mercy ~ Captain (age 7)

The Second Sunday of Easter is honored as Divine Mercy Sunday. You can read more about this wonderful feast here, here and here.

Just like every Sunday, we started our day with Mass. Since I inevitably forgot to bring our rice bowls to church on Good Friday, we brought them today. Filling the Rice bowls with money for the poor is a Corporal Works of Mercy, and what better time to deliver them than on Divine Mercy Sunday!Our Lord said, "The first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy...I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me." (Diary, 742) I guess my forgetfulness worked out after all!


Once home again, the kids were so excited to find that my brother Brian was coming by for a visit! Immediately they surrounded him on the couch and pulled out some old photo albums to look through and laugh at! My how time flies. Brian will be 22 in May, and he was only 11 when hubby and I met!

The kids all worked on some coloring while I got busy making dinner. If I haven't convinced you yet to order Fenestrae Fidei yet, let me say again how much we love this coloring book! (The coloring page at the top was taken from it!) Also, as a reminder, tomorrow is the last day to mail your entries for Illuminated Inks Easter Contest. Captain was busy trying to finish his entry... It looks like I will be making a trip to the Post Office tomorrow.

In the meantime, Snuggles fought sleep hard, as hubby was feeding him some rice cereal. He didn't sleep well last night, and he was very tired today. Poor baby!


O.K...Back to dinner. I had planned to attend the Celebration our parish at 3pm, but it ended up not being possible to make another trip into town. So, without much time to plan our own celebration, I decided to try to tie in the colors of the two rays (white and red) into our meal. Dinner ended up being pasta with red sauce, white grape/cranberry juice, and rolls, with Strawberry Shortcake for dessert! (Thank you Nancy for the Strawberry's!! They ended up being my inspiration!)

"The two rays, according to what Jesus Himself told her [St. Faustina], denote blood and water. The blood recalls the sacrifice of Golgotha and the mystery of the Eucharist: the water makes us think of Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Spirit." Pope John Paul II Divine Mercy Sunday 2001

Before I sign off, here are a few more plans that I hope to use in the next couple days:
  • Print Coloring Pages & Word Search from Divine Mercy Kids
  • Review the words to the "Works of Mercy" song. (I can now rattle off all the works of mercy, just from listening to this CD with my kids... I could never remember them all before.) We have both the CD and the DVD, and LOVE them both!
  • Let kids each choose a page to color from the Works of Mercy Coloring Book.
Well... It has been a busy day, and it is getting late. I must get some rest if I am to be ready for the busy week we have ahead of us. Tomorrow is the Solemnity Feast of the Annunciation, as well as Captain's first lesson with his tutor. So, Good Night and God Bless!

7 comments:

  1. Another yummy looking dessert on your blog...ahh the torture. :-)

    I can't believe Brian is going to be 22. I'm going to 33 the same month. I still remember when he was born!

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  2. I just love all your posts. I learn so much from you!

    First, the pictures of the kids are just beautiful! I love the picture with the kids surrounded around your brother. My youngest brother Jordan, just turned 22 in February. I was 16 when he was born! I loved being the oldest and loved having younger siblings!

    I do hope to remember to copy that Divine Mercy meal next year, what a great idea!! I love to look at our picture of Divine Mercy, above our fireplace and pray the chaplet and it's as if I can feel those rays penetrating me!

    We have butterfly things going today and Annunciation things! We had the cinnamon caterpillars this morning, the kids loved it!

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  3. MMM those strawberries look GOOD!!
    Aw that picture with Brian is so cute, at first i was like wow Sean looks a little different
    haha.

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  4. Oh, they look so happy doing thier works of mercy! What cuties!

    I love the pic of snuggles falling asleep. My littlest one still does that, she had granola all over her forehead yesterday from laying her head on her tray...lol!

    Great idea for the Mercy dinner!
    Looks great!

    God Bless, Happy Feast Day!

    Love,
    Michele

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  5. What a lovely feast day you had! Your 'red and white' was brilliant (and yummy looking)! Did you make the veils with chin straps? They look very handy.

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  6. Thank you everyone! Can you tell that I love to take pictures! LOL!!

    Kimberlee, I actally didn't make my girls veils. I have yet to learn how to sew. However, I love them, and ordered them from
    http://www.modestyveils.com/
    They come in a variety of colors but I just ordered a few white ones, since they go with everything. The style is "Girls' Kerchief Tie Veil" and they are only $5 or $6 each. They do tie under the chin which is wonderful since they actually stay on! My girls love them!

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  7. Thank you for posting coloring pages. I am a 4th grade catechist and I so very much appreciate your doing this. May God bless you and your family. Amen

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