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God’s Calling – through Mary

This week we experienced and reflected on the stories in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, when Mary accepted the call to be the Mother of God, and then visited her cousin Elizabeth. We also learned abou St. Juan Diego and Mary’s appearance to him as Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mary is the Mother of God, and our mother too, how can she help us respond to God’s callings?

Thank you to our story tellers and actors in the various rooms: Narrators Ann Grunwaldt & Dan Fons, Eloise Field as Mary, and Terri Mahoney-Ogden as Elizabeth.

The Magnificat is Mary’s great song of praise, which she sang after visiting Elizabeth.  The version of the Magnificat we heard came from the album Joy, An Irish Christmas, by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Our take-home Scripture Card for this week is Luke 1:46-47: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

The discussion questions are: How can your family proclaim the greatness of God? How can you find joy in God this Advent season??

For the parents and those who attend the Emeritus group, Al McCauley gave a presentation on Waiting in Joyful Hope in Advent.  

To keep you in the know, here are the contents of your Family Program Folder.

See you at Mass – and next year on January 5th or 6th!

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