Parent Connect - September 29th
This week at Confirmation we talked about the existence of God and the implications this has on our lives. Teenagers will likely have a discussion with someone who does not believe in God or who challenges their belief in God at some during high school. This week we began to give teenagers some practical reasons why there is a Creator, and that Creator is God. We also challenged them to make an important distinction; we challenged them to ask if they just believed there was a God or they believed in God. Belief in God requires trust and self-surrender, whereas belief that there is a God doesn't necessarily require our response. Teens discussed how they lived their lives currently, and struggles they faced with living a life trusting completely in God. The question how fully we believe in god is an important one, and is worthy of further discussion after this session. Some questions you can use to continue this discussion with your candidate are:
- Have you ever been in a discussion with someone about the existence of God? What happened?
- If someone were to ask you why you believed in God, what would you tell him or her? (This is a great time to share reasons why you believe in God, and some of your faith experiences with your son or daughter).
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Grace Toth-Fejel, who passed away early this morning. Please pray for strength for her husband, George and their sons Francis and Bryce.
Services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, October 18th. The Holy Rosary will begin at 10:30am followed by the Mass of Resurrection. A light luncheon will be served in Aquinas Center following the services.
Pray that Grace rest in the loving arms of God our Father.Read more
Please pray for Natalie Savaso, 16 year old, longtime classmate of Marlene Lattimer’s grand daughter. Natalie has dysautonomia. This is a disorder of nervous system. Her body is unable to control many systems of the body - such as breathing, body temperature, blood pressure and all the automatic functions of the body that are taken for granted.
The outlook for people with chronic progressive dysautonomia have a generally poor long-term prognosis.
Thank you for keeping Natalie in your prayers.Read more
Our dear Eileen has been put on Hospice and is beginning her final steps of her journey to heaven. Please pray for her, her husband Drew, her kids Hannah and Cameron, and all her siblings and family. Our hearts are so heavy with sorrow at this time. Please also be respectful of her large family and their need to share these days with her. Visits need to be prearranged and very short. Eileen has been constantly aware of and so thankful for the prayers and love of her parish family. May we all continue to storm the heavens with prayer...Read more