Friday, June 28, 2013

Give greater glory to God

When you bring order into your life your time will multiply and, as a result, you will be able to give greater glory to God, by working more in his service. 

(The Way, 80)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Making vestments?

I just ran across this site and wanted to bring it to everyone's attention.  They sell basic fabrics and trim, but the most exciting part is that they sell patterns for a very reasonable price and they have lots of helpful instructions on their site.

With all these free instructions you may be tempted to skip buying a pattern until that moment of truth where you're about to cut into your overpriced brocade.  It's just then that you will be glad you spent the $16.95 to benefit from someone else's experience and avoid that inevitable, costly mistake.

NB, I have not seen their products and, therefore, cannot specifically endorse them.  I just found lots of great information on their site and I know working with a pattern is usually easier than trying to improvise.  (and I've done both on many occasions)  If anyone has direct experience with this company, we'd love to hear about it in the comments box.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the "free box"

Old cookbooks are always interesting to me, so when this one was in the parish free box (a very random exchange of hopefully useful stuff) I picked it up.

Where else could I ever find recipes for mock venison, boiled lettuce, milk stew (with cod as the surprise ingredient), cheese jelly salad, and farina balls?  I could go on and on...

At least as interesting was the newspaper clipping inside:
The Sophomore class, under the leadership of the Catholic Action group of which Wilma Buschen is Chairman, sponsored a Triduum of Masses and Holy Communions for the intention of the Holy Father.  The Triduum began on December 5 and ended on December 7.  Now under consideration in the Sophomore group is a Novena for the parents of these students.  This novena is to be given as a Christmas present.  The Sophomores would like to have the entire school join them in this novena.  What better Christmas present could you offer your Mother and Father than this?"

Friday, June 7, 2013

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Sweet Heart of my Jesus, be thou my only rest.
M.M.W. Co. 5000

(The brown background is added so you can better see the cut edges.)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for June

Mutual Respect. That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.

New Evangelization. That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization.