Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
One of my most vivid memories from kindergarten is when my teacher, Mrs. Bentley, put a scoop of soil into a clear plastic cup and planted a small bean inside. She gave one to me and each of my classmates, telling us to place it in the sun and water it every three days. Within a few weeks, she said, the bean would sprout into a green, leafy plant.
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
My first grade class at St. Mary School in Palmdale was in charge of leading the school Mass on All Saints Day. Since it was the morning after a night of trick-or-treating, I was concerned that the children might be very tired, especially after having lots of candy the day before.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.