Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello families! Our second-grade class celebrated their First Communion last Sunday at the 11 am Mass. We had a beautiful day. Thank you to all of the parents for their support and to the parents who read and participated in the Mass. The children were given Forget-Me-Not plants as a remembrance of their special day.

We look forward to seeing you in September for more opportunities for family catechesis and activities. Don’t forget to sign your K-5th grader up for VBS “Stellar” Shine Jesus’ Light. Registrations are in the Gathering Area. We are looking for adults to head up the crafts, snack, bible, music, and games stations. If you are interested, please email or call the Faith Formation office. Take Time to Chat-What is it like to be loved by God? Which of the 10 commandments is most challenging to you? In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises the Holy Spirit will come, but that the world doesn’t know him yet and can’t see him. Is that still the case today? Why or why not?

Family Prayer – Prayer to the Holy Spirit:

“Creator Spirit, Come and bless us with your heavenly grace. You are called by the names of Paraclete, Gift of God Most High, Spring of Life, Fire, Love, and the Soul’s Anointing. You are the finger of the Father’s right hand. You are the clear promise of the Father. Give our human tongues the grace of inspired speech. Kindle your Light in our minds, pour Your Love into our hearts, and uphold with Your Unfailing Strength the frailty of our human nature. Drive our enemy far from us and give us your gift of peace. Ever guiding us, may we be always the stewards of Your Love. Grant that through You, Most Holy Spirit, we may know the Father and the Son, and our faith professing, God Three in One. Holy Spirit of Love, teach us that stewardship is the disciple’s response. Amen.”

Liturgy link – A common symbol for the Holy Spirit is a dove. Look around your church today to see if you can find an image of a dove.

Fun Fact –  Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914.

Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudzinski