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Children's Liturgy of the Word, May 23, 2010 (Pentecost)

Courtesy: Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Dear Jesus, Before you went to Heaven, you promised that you would send us the Holy Spirit. Today we give special THANKS for the GIFT of the Holy Spirit to the Church, to us. Help us to listen always to the Spirit in our lives. We pray this as we make the sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Children's Liturgy of the Word, May 16, 2010 (Seventh Sunday of Easter or Ascension Sunday)

Courtesy: Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Dear God, we believe that you made us in your image to be like you. We believe that you sent Jesus to us to show us how to live and how to be happy. We believe that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always and help us to be like you. Thank you, God. Thank you very much! Amen.

Shame Distorts the Truth About Our Worth

By: Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S.

"Shame is, according to James Fowler, different from guilt. In guilt, the things I do can be separated from who I am. It can be separated from my worth as a person. I can do something wrong and still think of myself as a good or worthy person. Shame, however, is about who I am. It is about others seeing me as who I am. Shame is about being exposed to others, or to myself, as being defective, lacking or inadequate. In shame we feel our deficiencies are out there for all to see." (Brief article with reflection questions)

Following God’s Agenda: Only in denying self can humans come to find their greatest identity

By: Mr. Al O’Dell, C.PP.S. Companion

"There are in Sacred Scripture any number of passages that could be invoked as a job description for those who wish to be followers of Jesus. One that seems the Gospel of Luke, 9: 2–3. In this passage, Jesus tells his apostles three things: they are to proclaim the Good News of God’s arriving kingdom, they are to be healers, and they are to be unencumbered. Perhaps by a priority of nature, unencumbered comes first, then healing (for words without action are not credible and convincing) and finally proclamation of the Word." (Brief article with reflection questions)

Joseph’s Yes: The Man Who Raised Jesus Sets an Example for Us All

By: Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S.

“So often when we reflect upon the birth of Jesus we reflect upon Mary’s response to God’s plan. While this was present in the movie, we were encouraged to spend some time with Joseph, the husband of Mary, and to see him as a model for our call to selfless giving and reconciliation of head and heart.” (Brief article with reflection questions)

Precious Blood Companions Inquiry and Formation Journal

This booklet is a discernment journal for those who are interested in learning more about the Lay Associates of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The content of the booklet can also be used for personal reflection and small group reflection providing study chapters on the life of St. Gaspar, the spirituality of the cup, and the cross, as well as reflections on the spirituality of covenant.

Discernment Journal

The Discernment Journal is a tool that is used in vocational discernment for those who are interested in learning more about the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The journal can also be used for personal reflection and enrichment with reflections modules that look at the life of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, a description of a Society of Apostolic Life as well as three aspects of our Precious Blood Spirituality, namely, The Blood of the covenant, The Blood of the Cross and the Cup of Christ’s Blood.

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