Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Church

If you want your dream to be,
Build it slow and surely
Small beginnings, greater ends
Hearfelt work grows purely

If you want to live life free
Take your time go slowly
Do few things but do them well
Heartfelt work grows purely

Day by day, stone by stone
Build your secret slowly
Day by day, you'll grow too
You'll know heaven's glory

If you want to live like Him
Take your time go slowly
Do few things but do them well
Simple joys are holy

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Sunday, November 27, 2011


I promise a new blog post is coming.  I just need sleep.

Happy New Liturgical Year! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Novena ~ St. Andrew thru Christmas

Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (Nov 30th) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

Happy Feast!

Happy Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fr. Chris and XLT

Amazing Life Night!
The week after a retreat, we usually do something low-key such as a movie or game night, so as to give our CORE a break.  But, because the Girls retreat and Guys retreat weekend fell this year in November, we couldn't because it would mean three straight weeks of social nights.

So, I decided to do an XLT Life Night.  It still meant the CORE didn't have to plan, but I needed to find a speaker.

So, I contacted my newly ordained friend, Fr. Chris Ortega.  He said yes.  He got faculties to come to the diocese, as he's a priest in the Savannah diocese, and I'm in the Atlanta Archdiocese.

Fr. Chris was actually able to say Mass for Life Teen at our parish.  And, I was able to cross "hear Fr Chris say Mass" off my bucket list! 

The parish and the teens loved him!  Score!

It's just so amazing to have an honest, authentic, dynamic, and holy priest who's young to boot be around teenagers who love God or want to get to know Him!

Thank You, Jesus, for allowing this opportunity to happen!  I am so very grateful!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Update on Tim and Fund

There has been a fund set up for Tim to help him deal with his expenses and to keep him afloat post hospitalization period. He's a hard worker, has had a job since high school.  Currently co-owns a garage door business - Four Seasons.  His medical bills will be astounding.

Tim has never been smoked, has never used drugs and doesn't drink. He has a full-time job, and on top of that works for nothing as a full-time Youth Minister.  Their budget comes out of his pocket.  He simply is a genuine and authentic man of God. 

There is a fund set up for Tim at the Wells Fargo Bank. The account is listed as "Timothy B Davis Medical Fund". Anyone can make out a check to the name of the fund and take it or mail it to any Wells Fargo Bank Branch for it to be deposited to this account. The account will be managed by Tim's family to insure his current and future expenses can be met.

Everyone who has been touched by Tim over the years knows that he is a person that would give you the shirt off of his back. He is the type of Catholic-Christian we all should emulate. I know times are challenging for most of us at this time but I would ask 3 things of you:

1) Continue your prayers for Tim and his family, Tim still remains in the ICU.
2.) Consider donating to help him through this time of medical and financial need. It will be a long process before Tim can get back to work. So whether it is $1 or $1,000 any amount is appreciated.
3.) Spread the word. Pass this on to family, friends, organizations, include it on your Facebook pages, twitter accounts or anywhere that you feel will help us raise funds for Tim.

If you are located in an area that does not have a Wells Fargo branch nearby here is the address of the branch where the donation can be mailed.

Timothy B Davis Medical Fund
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
6725 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA 30189 

Thank You so much for your continued prayers for my friend, Tim. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pray for those without power in the northeast.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all those without power in the northeast.
Especially the sisters in Summit.  I believe they have gas stoves, so they can still cook.
But, I am sure it is cold.