Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello Families,
Wednesday, February 14th is Ash Wednesday. We will be having a Family Night with dinner starting at 5:15pm (cheese pizza – on Ash Wednesday we abstain from meat). We will head over to Mass at 6:45pm. In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus cures Simon’s mother-in-law and many others as well. Share a time when you asked Jesus to help when you or someone you know was sick. Today’s Gospel tells us that “the whole town” was gathered at the door of Simon and Andrew’s house. How many people do you think Jesus healed that night? Why do you think it was important for Jesus to go and preach in the other villages? Prayer for Family Members:

Jesus still heals and takes care of people’s needs today. Take time to pray for the needs of those in your family. Each family member can name one or more persons they want to pray for. Write all the names down and pray the prayer below, inserting the names as indicated.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord Jesus, protect [list of names] physically, spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically this day. Help them to know that they can turn to you for strength and guidance. Keep evil far from them and help them to trust you as their refuge and strength. Make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that with you they can face any challenge. Take care of them in all the circumstances of their lives. Amen.
Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudzinski

Wed. 2/7/24 – Faith Formation Class