Together We Journey, March 3

Keep the Fires Buring: Lent Gather Us In Program

Leran more about the program and sign up by following this link.

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were sent out in the mail last week, and are attached to the weekly parent email.

Assisi
  • Optional: Lent Packet: cover, pages 3-4
Lourdes
  • Optional: Lent Packet, week 2
Santiago
  • Optional: Stations of the Cross Webquest pages

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Together We Pray

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2021

Recording

4:30 pm Recorded Mass from St. Michael’s Church.

See our videos page for other recordings.

Live-Stream

9:00 am Mass, St. Paul’s Church, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18

God put Abraham to the test.
He called to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am!” he replied.
Then God said:
“Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, 
and go to the land of Moriah.
There you shall offer him up as a holocaust 
on a height that I will point out to you.”

When they came to the place of which God had told him, 
Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.
Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.
But the LORD’s messenger called to him from heaven, 
“Abraham, Abraham!”
“Here I am!” he answered.
“Do not lay your hand on the boy,” said the messenger.
“Do not do the least thing to him.
I know now how devoted you are to God, 
since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son.”
As Abraham looked about, 
he spied a ram caught by its horns in the thicket.
So he went and took the ram 
and offered it up as a holocaust in place of his son.

Again the LORD’s messenger called to Abraham from heaven and said: 
“I swear by myself, declares the LORD, 
that because you acted as you did 
in not withholding from me your beloved son, 
I will bless you abundantly 
and make your descendants as countless 
as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; 
your descendants shall take possession 
of the gates of their enemies, 
and in your descendants all the nations of the earth
shall find blessing—
all this because you obeyed my command.”

Psalm: Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19

I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

Second Reading: Rom 8:31b-34

Brothers and sisters:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son 
but handed him over for us all, 
how will he not also give us everything else along with him?

Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us, who will condemn?
Christ Jesus it is who died—or, rather, was raised— 
who also is at the right hand of God, 
who indeed intercedes for us.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Mk 9:2-10

Jesus took Peter, James, and John 
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them, 
and his clothes became dazzling white, 
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, 
and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, 
“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
Let us make three tents: 
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; 
from the cloud came a voice, 
“This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.”
Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
but Jesus alone with them.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves, 
questioning what rising from the dead meant.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources or Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, February 24

Cabin Fever Faith: What are Your Three Points of Reference?

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were sent out in the mail last week, and are attached to the weekly parent email.

Assisi
  • Lent Packet: cover, pages 1-2
Lourdes
  • Lent Packet, week 1
Santiago
  • Lent and Easter Webquest pages

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Together We Pray

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago, #1 – Lent – a season of repentance, prayer and fasting

Santiago, #2 – Holy Week in Two Minutes

Lourdes – Why our Words are Important

Assisi – Ash Wednesday and Lent in 60 Seconds

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021

Recording

4:30 pm Recorded Mass from St. Michael’s Church.

See our videos page for other recordings.

Live-Stream

9:00 am Mass, St. Joseph’s Church, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Gen 8:8-15

God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 
“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you 
and your descendants after you 
and with every living creature that was with you: 
all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals 
that were with you and came out of the ark.
I will establish my covenant with you, 
that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyed
by the waters of a flood; 
there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.”
God added:
“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, 
of the covenant between me and you 
and every living creature with you: 
I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign
of the covenant between me and the earth.
When I bring clouds over the earth, 
and the bow appears in the clouds, 
I will recall the covenant I have made
between me and you and all living beings, 
so that the waters shall never again become a flood 
to destroy all mortal beings.”

Psalm: Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.

Second Reading: 1 Pt 3:18-22

Beloved:
Christ suffered for sins once, 
the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, 
that he might lead you to God.
Put to death in the flesh, 
he was brought to life in the Spirit.
In it he also went to preach to the spirits in prison, 
who had once been disobedient 
while God patiently waited in the days of Noah 
during the building of the ark, 
in which a few persons, eight in all,
were saved through water.
This prefigured baptism, which saves you now.
It is not a removal of dirt from the body 
but an appeal to God for a clear conscience, 
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
who has gone into heaven
and is at the right hand of God, 
with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Mk 1:12-15

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, 
and he remained in the desert for forty days,
tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to him.

After John had been arrested, 
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources or Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, February 17

Kitchen Fever with Fr. Tom Skaja

Enjoy this video about baking unleavened bread Fr. Tom Skaja put together! For the recipe click here.

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were mailed out this week. We’ll be using these packets next week and in the coming weeks.

Assisi
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
Lourdes
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
Santiago
  • Ash Wednesday Mass

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Together We Pray: Ash Wednesday Schedule

ASH WEDNESDAY (February 17th) is the first day of Lent and it is a solemn reminder of human mortality and the need for Reconciliation with God and marks the beginning of our Lenten Season. It’s a time of prayer, repentance and fasting.

Ashes will be available outside of Mass:

5:30 – 6:15 pm at the east door of St. Peter’s. Park on the road and walk up to door 4. Someone will come out to you to distribute ashes.

The ACC Mass Schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30 AM St. Joseph Latin
  • 8:00 AM St. Michael English
  • 8:15 AM All Saints Academy –St. Paul
  • 5:00 PM St. Michael * will be recorded and published to our website later in the evening.
  • 5:30 PM St. Paul
  • 6:00 PM St. Joseph Spanish
  • 6:30 PM St. Peter * will be live-streamed via our Facebook page

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Ash Wednesday

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

First Sunday of Lent

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 14, 2021

Recording

4:30 pm Recorded Mass from St. Michael’s Church.

See our videos page for other recordings.

Live-Stream

10:30 am Mass, Peter’s Church, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
“If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotch
which appears to be the sore of leprosy,
he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest,
or to one of the priests among his descendants.
If the man is leprous and unclean,
the priest shall declare him unclean
by reason of the sore on his head.

“The one who bears the sore of leprosy
shall keep his garments rent and his head bare,
and shall muffle his beard;
he shall cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’
As long as the sore is on him he shall declare himself unclean,
since he is in fact unclean.
He shall dwell apart, making his abode outside the camp.”

Psalm: Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11

I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Second Reading: 1 Cor 10:31—11:1

Brothers and sisters,
Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do everything for the glory of God.
Avoid giving offense, whether to the Jews or Greeks or 
the church of God,
just as I try to please everyone in every way,
not seeking my own benefit but that of the many,
that they may be saved.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Mk 1:40-45

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, 
touched him, and said to him, 
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once. 

He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest 
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources or Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, February 10

Pilgrimage: Assisi

Our learning groups are named after pilgrimage locations. Learn a little about Assisi:

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • Assisi, pages 24-25
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 81-88
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 49-53
  • Worksheet: Knowing the Sacraments OR Graces for the Journey

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Together We Pray

Learn more about St. Francis as we pray together.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago, #1 – Penance, Why We Confess

Santiago, #2 – Anointing of the Sick

Lourdes – Sacrament of Marriage

Assisi – Sharing Angel Songs

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 7, 2021

Recording

4:30 pm Recorded Mass from St. Michael’s Church.

See our videos page for other recordings.

Live-Stream

7:30 am Mass, St. Joseph’s Church, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Jb 7:1-4, 6-7

Job spoke, saying:
Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?
    Are not his days those of hirelings?
He is a slave who longs for the shade,
    a hireling who waits for his wages.
So I have been assigned months of misery,
    and troubled nights have been allotted to me.
If in bed I say, “When shall I arise?”
    then the night drags on;
    I am filled with restlessness until the dawn.
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle;
    they come to an end without hope.
Remember that my life is like the wind;
    I shall not see happiness again.

Psalm: Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.

Second Reading: 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23

Brothers and sisters:
If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast,
for an obligation has been imposed on me,
and woe to me if I do not preach it!
If I do so willingly, I have a recompense,
but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.
What then is my recompense?
That, when I preach,
I offer the gospel free of charge
so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

Although I am free in regard to all,
I have made myself a slave to all
so as to win over as many as possible.
To the weak I became weak, to win over the weak.
I have become all things to all, to save at least some.
All this I do for the sake of the gospel,
so that I too may have a share in it.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Mk 1:29-39

On leaving the synagogue
Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.
They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset,
they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases,
and he drove out many demons,
not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

Rising very early before dawn, he left 
and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him
and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages
that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come.”
So he went into their synagogues,
preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources or Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, February 3

Cabin Fever Faith: Bless the Lord at all Times…

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 73-80
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 46-48
  • Chapter 6 Review / Assessment

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Together We Pray

February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise. Learn more about him and pray with us.

O GOD, deliver us through the intercession of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blaise, from all evil of soul and body, especially from all ills of the throat; and grant us the grace to make a good confession in the confident hope of obtaining Thy pardon, and ever to praise with worthy lips Thy most holy name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – What Do We Do in Adoration?

Lourdes, #1 – Penance, Why We Confess

Lourdes, #2 – Anointing of the Sick

Assisi – Young Saints for Kids

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 31, 2021

Recording

4:30 pm Recorded Mass from St. Michael’s Church.

See our videos page for other recordings.

Live-Stream

9:00 am Mass, St. Peter’s Church, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Dt 18:15-20

Moses spoke to all the people, saying:
“A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you
from among your own kin;
to him you shall listen.
This is exactly what you requested of the LORD, your God, at Horeb
on the day of the assembly, when you said,
‘Let us not again hear the voice of the LORD, our God,
nor see this great fire any more, lest we die.’
And the LORD said to me, ‘This was well said.
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kin,
and will put my words into his mouth;
he shall tell them all that I command him.
Whoever will not listen to my words which he speaks in my name,
I myself will make him answer for it.
But if a prophet presumes to speak in my name
an oracle that I have not commanded him to speak,
or speaks in the name of other gods, he shall die.’”

Psalm: Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Second Reading: 1 Cor 7:32-35

Brothers and sisters:
I should like you to be free of anxieties.
An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord,
how he may please the Lord.
But a married man is anxious about the things of the world,
how he may please his wife, and he is divided.
An unmarried woman or a virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord,
so that she may be holy in both body and spirit.
A married woman, on the other hand,
is anxious about the things of the world,
how she may please her husband. 
I am telling you this for your own benefit,
not to impose a restraint upon you,
but for the sake of propriety
and adherence to the Lord without distraction.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Mk 1:21-28

Then they came to Capernaum,
and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.
In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;
he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said,
“Quiet!  Come out of him!”
The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.
All were amazed and asked one another,
“What is this?
A new teaching with authority.
He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources or Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

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