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Posted by Ann Fons on 6/08/21
Who doesn’t love that song by Louie Armstrong?
In her 92nd year, during the Covid shutdown, my mom found a good use for her smart speaker – requesting a couple songs every morning when she awoke. Her choices were Now Thank We all Our God followed by the soundtrack ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 5/20/21
I have been thinking a lot about the Mass this month. We asked Family Program families to make a special effort to attend Mass together the first weekend in May, so I enjoyed seeing lots of familiar faces (even behind the masks) at all the Masses on May 1 ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 3/25/21
We are covering Catholic Social Teaching in the second semester this year.
In January, we learned about the Two Feet of Love in Action using a lesson provided by the USCCB – the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In order to best follow Christ in the path of ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 1/26/21
Whew! I think I can catch up a little today. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant a whole new range of program and logistics concerns, so I’ve not taken time to update this blog. Here, at long last, is what’s been happening in our middle school Family Program Classes, along ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 6/05/20
My mother is 92 years old, but I continue to be astounded at what I can learn from her. Our phone conversation this morning helps me hear God’s calling in this moment of national crisis following the murder of George Floyd. Here’s how our conversation began.
Me: Good morning, ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 5/22/20
How I learned the word ‘levitate’ – a reflection on the Ascension
Fr. Mark was a priest, my uncle, a serious musician and a great jokester. The times he came to visit and stay with my family stand out in my memory because things were different when he was ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 5/07/20
This week our Middle in the Middle zoom was on the parables in the Gospels. Teams worked together to figure out which ones to depict for one another. As always - points are awarded. We can't wait until we can get together in person to celebrate over those points!
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Posted by Ann Fons on 5/01/20
Middle in the Middle Zoom on April 29 was all about the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels. We split into two teams, and assigned each team 13 miracles. The task was to find something mentioned in that scripture passage. Extra points go to Emily for braving the rainstorm ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 4/24/20
At our Middle in the Middle Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 22, we celebrated Earth Day with a Scripture Search challenge. Every citation related to God's wonderful Creation.
We also found objects at home to illustrate quotes by Saints of different eras.
Finally, the challenge is to go out ... Read More »
Posted by Ann Fons on 4/15/20
We're finding fun ways to use Zoom while we stay safely at home during the pandemic. We had scavenger hunts at the last two Wednesday Zoom Middle in the Middle gatherings. On April 8 we looked up passages in the Bible (all from the Easter Vigil readings) and found ... Read More »