The angel Gabriel, who visited Mary, is God's chief messenger angel and only appears to very important people in the Bible. The first words that Gabriel spoke to Mary 'Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.' are very important words. 'Highly favoured' means 'God's holy grace is upon you' and is a divine blessing from God - something that would have never normally been said to a peasant girl like Mary! She would have been very scared by this and that is why Gabriel said 'Do not be afraid'.
Beginning in mid November, our Angel Trees will be standing in the Gathering Space and the north entrance of the Sanctuary. Each Angel on the tree represents one gift item in support of a local organization (VEAP, Tandem, Kennedy Pantry, and Nativity Outreach). You are invited to take one or more Angel(s) and purchase the suggested items. Return your UNWRAPPED GIFT(s) WITH THE ANGEL FOR INDENTIFICATION to the church before and after weekend Masses or the parish office during business hours. Please note the angel color for each organization.
Christian beliefs about Mary are based on the Bible. The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke say that Mary was a young woman who was engaged to be married to a man called Joseph. The Gospel of Luke says that the angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her that she would give birth to a son. The angel told Mary that she should call her son Jesus. The angel also said that Jesus would save people from their sins.
Thirty-three years later, Jesus was killed by crucifixion. Many of Jesus' apostles were scared of the Roman soldiers and ran away. However, Mary stood by the cross and was with Jesus when he died. As he was dying, he told the young disciple John to care for Mary as if she was his own mother and the words were "Women,this is your son."This is your mother". On the third day after Jesus' death, Mary went to Jesus' tomb with other women. They saw that the stone was rolled away from the tomb, and his body was gone. An angel told the women that Jesus had risen and is alive.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Vintage is definitely back, and odds are teens will be interested in digging through the racks to find that perfect band t-shirt or statement item of clothing. The trendy Hayes Valley neighbourhood is a pilgrimage site for those seeking prime thrift shopping.
Assumption Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered Catholic youth ministry for high school teens. By sharing the teachings of our Church and facilitating powerful encounters with Christ, we help teenagers grow in knowledge of our faith, while transforming hearts to help them passionately live out the Gospel by serving and loving one another.
Welcome to Spring Semester! We are so glad to be fully back in action with our teens. We had an incredible fall witih our bowling kick off and powerful Fall Retreat, and are now in the midst of our first series of Spring, "Dating with Dignity," focusing on how we can better honor the dignity of the human person in the process of dating.
Whether you choose to dress in an angel costume, a wise man costume, the little drummer boy costume or as a simple shepherd there's a Nativity costume for you this Halloween. Don't miss one of the cutest kids costume combinations around; the three wise men and their holy gifts ... gold, frankincense and myrrh. No matter which Christian Nativity costume you choose, you'll put your own angelic spin on Halloween.
Spread your angelic wings and soar through Halloween with exquisite angel costumes for women, girls, toddlers and babies. Nothing says pure goodness like a sweet angle to keep an eye on everyone this Halloween night. And you'll be amazed at how angelic toddlers and babies look dressed as little angels. These are definitely costumes you'll want to commemorate with a photo or two! 59ce067264