Virtue=Strength

  • Central Catholic is implementing a new virtue-based formation program entitled VIRTUE=STRENGTH.  All students in Pre-K3-12th grades, as well as faculty, staff and parents, will have opportunities to grow in their faith through this intentional, virtue curriculum.  Each week the Central Catholic Community will be introduced to the virtue of the week.  We will post the virtue image, bible quote, daily quotes and the way to live the virtue on social media and our website. Each month we will share the parent gospel reflection and family resolutions

     April Theme is Perseverance

Matthew 26: 38-42

My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!

Monthly Family Resolution
Walk, jog, run together as a family a certain distance offering it up for a specific intention.

Monthly Novena
Let us pray that our Blessed Lord will grant us the VIRTUE OF PERSEVERANCE. May we never quit as we strive for our goals in this life and most importantly our quest to be united with God in Heaven for all eternity.

 

 

 

May Theme is Zeal

Gospel Passage & Discussion Points

John 2: 13-22

Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there.

He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”

His disciples recalled the words of scripture, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

•Jesus shows us here that God always comes first, that we must have a good and holy zeal.
•Let us ask ourselves if we are respectful, quiet, modest, prayerful while we are in Church.
•Do we put God first in everything we do?
•What are some examples where we might allow some “things” to slip and distract us from giving God His proper due?

Monthly Family Resolution

Put flowers in front of an image of the Blessed Mother in your home or statue in front of home.

 

Monthly Novena

May 13-21, 2021
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima - May 13, 2021

Let us pray that our Blessed Lord will grant us the VIRTUE OF ZEAL. May we strive to live our lives totally dedicated to God, helping others to live for Heaven as we do.

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, you came to Fatima to reveal the graces that come from praying the Holy Rosary to three little shepherd children. Inspire us with a sincere love of this devotion so that, like the shepherd children, it is not a burdensome task but a life-giving prayer. May our prayers and meditations on the mysteries of our redemption bring us closer to your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Like the children of Fatima, we want to bring God’s word to others. Give us the strength, O Lord, to overcome our doubts so that we may be messengers of the Gospel. We know that Jesus lives in our hearts and we receive Him in the Eucharist. Lord Jesus, the miracles, prophecies and prayers that Your Mother brought to us at Fatima amazed the whole world. We are certain of her closeness to You. We ask through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima that you graciously hear and answer our prayers. Especially… (Mention your intentions here…)

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!
Our Lady of the Rosary, Pray for us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us!
“From famine and war, deliver us.”

Amen.

Pray one Hail Mary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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