Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello families! 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.

In August Fr. Tom will be scheduling altar server training for all children who have received their First Communion through High School. We can use the older students to help guide the younger ones. Please call the Faith Formation Office if you are interested!

Meet our extended family – St. Elizabeth, Cousin of Mary (Feast Day November 5); May 31st is the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It recalls the time when the Blessed Mother visited Elizabeth. Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist, and Mary was pregnant with Jesus. Elizabeth, a daughter of the line of Aaron, and the wife of Zechariah, was “righteous before God” but childless and well beyond child-bearing age. The angel Gabriel told Zechariah that Elizabeth would have a son, and they should name him John. When Mary visited Elizabeth, Elizabeth’s baby leaped in her womb! Jesus made John leap with joy, and Elizabeth, in turn, was filled with the Holy Spirit and addressed words of praise to Mary – words that echoed down through the ages in the Hail Mary prayer.

Take time to chat – On Pentecost, we hear about the Holy Spirit enabling the apostles to speak in different languages. If you could speak any language, what language would you want to speak? Jesus greets his friends by wishing them peace. In what way do you bring peace to your friends, families, classmates, or co-workers? Why did Jesus breathe on his disciples? What do you think it would be like to be visited by Mary?

Family Prayer – Say a prayer to the Holy Spirit. “Come, Holy spirit, fill the hearts of the Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy Love. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us pray, O God, who did instruct the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.”

Liturgy link – Red is the liturgical color of Pentecost. Where do you see red at Mass today?
Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudzinski