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May 24, 2020

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The Commissioning of the Disciples

MT 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."


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St. Michael the Archangel (Feast Day September 29)

This saint is not actually a saint; he is an angel, who is the leader of the army of God! Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael are named. Michael appears in Daniel’s vision as “the great prince,”who defends Israel against its enemies; in the Book of Revelation, he leads God’s armies to final victory over the forces of evil. Devotion to Michael is the oldest angelic devotion, rising in the East in the fourth century. The Church in the West began to observe a feast honoring Michael and the angels in the fifth century. From tradition and Scripture, we know some of the main things St. Michael focuses on are combatting Satan, helping the faithful to heaven, and being a defender of all Christians and the Church. People call on St. Michael to ask for protection. He is the patron saint of doctors, police, and soldiers.


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Recipe of the week

Crock Pot Roast Recipe

1 ¾ pound roast, any cut
3 large white potatoes (peeled or unpeeled)
8 ounces baby carrots
1 large yellow onion
8 ounces mushrooms
1 package dry Onion Soup mix
1 package dry Vegetable Soup mix
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup water

Sear roast. Place in crock pot. Cut potatoes into chunks. Add potatoes to crock pot, as well as carrots and mushrooms. Cut onion into slices. Add to crock pot. Sprinkle dry soups over all ingredients. Mix mushroom soup with 1 cup water and pour over all ingredients. Cook on low all day or on high for 4 hours.


Family Fun

Send Off Paper Lanterns

Celebrate the feast of the Ascension by sending off paper lanterns into the sky! Lanterns can be purchased at a local craft store. Find a clear, open space with no obstructions such as trees or buildings. Be sure to follow all safety instructions listed on your lantern.


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Family Prayer

Heavenly Father,

On this Memorial Day weekend, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and, thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Memorial Day honors the women and men who have died while serving in the US military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971, even though it started after the Civil War.