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Fun Lenten Facts

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 2/15/17

Our Lenten Season is right around the corner. The next couple of weeks I will be highlighting 6 fast facts about the Lenten Season, Lenten family activities, and Easter preparation and fun traditions. I have included some fun facts. I hope you find them helpful in better understanding and interesting!

Fast Facts you need to know about Lent: Lent is a 40 day journey (not counting Sundays!) to focus on God and prepare to remember and celebrate Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the grave to save each of us. Many people decide to “give up” things for Lent to help them remember that Jesus gave his life for us, but you can also “take on” doing good things, just like Jesus did. Over the next two weeks, pray on how you are going to grow and prepare yourself and your family throughout this Lenten Season. Ash Wednesday is on March 1. Mass at St. Jude of the Lake is at 9:15 am and 6:30pm. People start their Lenten journeys by getting ashes on their ... Read More »

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 2/09/17

The Presentation of Jesus in the temple: Contemplate this scene from God’s perspective. The Son, now in human history, enters the Temple for the first time. The Son enters the house of the Father. He, the perfect Lamb for whom no earthly sanctuary is holy enough, accepts to be ... Read More »

Encouraging Kids to Pray!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 1/19/17

THE GIFT OF PRAYER~ Encouraging kids to pray!

It is never too late to encourage your child(ren) to talk to God. Here are a few (hopefully helpful) ideas: Teach prayer as a conversation with God. You can talk about anything! Let kids see you (the parent) pray. The best ... Read More »

Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/30/16

Dear Friends in Christ,

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. In the Gospel of Matthew, we find the family tree of Jesus. Jesus’ parents are Mary and Joseph but their family tree can be traced back to Abraham who was given the promise ... Read More »


Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/14/16

Dear Friends in Christ

Once again the Gospel refers to John the Baptist as the one whose role is to prepare us for the One who is to come. Through the prophet Malachi, the Jews’ expectation of the return of Elijah, who will prepare the way for the promised ... Read More »


Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/08/16

Dear Friends in Christ,

This week we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means to “rejoice” I have heard many conversations about consumerism during Christmas. Some people take the position of buying many gifts for children and others think this takes away from the true meaning of Christmas which is Jesus. ... Read More »

You have the choice!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/17/16

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

May the grace and peace of Our Lord be with you this week! Whether you are celebrating “Friendsgiving” or “Thanksgiving,” it is my prayer that you are filled with gratitude for family, friendships, and the abundant blessings that you have been given.

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Jesus is King

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/10/16

Dearest Friends in Christ,

Wow! I think the country is shell-shocked after the election. Some people are excited about President Trump “draining the swamp” of government, and  others are ready to move out of the country. Either way we have to make it work. I think Trump’s greatest appeal ... Read More »

The Saints are an incredible gift of the Church.

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/03/16

The Saints are an incredible gift of the Church. They are our heavenly family. Many of them have walked where we walk, and they have lived life’s struggles just like us. The best part is they share in the desire to help us reach heaven.

Just like the popular ... Read More »

How to pray the rosary

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 10/13/16

HELLO?  Your rosary is calling you!

Why don’t you pick it up?  “WHAT DO I SAY”, you ask? Hope this helps!

Once you pick up, start with the SIGN OF THE CROSS and just FOLLOW THE BEADS!

The Prayers: The Apostles Creed (“I believe in God, the Father Almighty…”) ... Read More »