Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (06/14/2015)

Sunday Snippets

It has feels like it has been forever since I’ve participated in Sunday Snippets! Now that I have graduated, I am happy to be back. Hopefully, I will be able to get back into regular and consistent blogging and participating here. I missed it!

So, to play catch up, here is the rundown of my post from the last few months:

Book Review: Together With You

Book Review: An Amish Cradle

The Saints and Feasts in June 2015

You Are Marvelous in His Eyes (Some encouragement for those who are struggling)

Book Review: Not Cool

The Sacred Heart = Compassion (must watch video!)

Blessings!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (January 11, 2015)

Sunday SnippetsTime for another week of Sunday Snippets. This week I focused on goal making and a book review:

Three Words for 2015

Goals for 2015

Book review of A Most Inconvenient Marriage

Come join us with your own posts!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (November 30, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

Another week for Sunday Snippets. Here are my posts from this week:

Weekly Goals

Book Review of An Amish Second Christmas

A Funny Thanksgiving video

Reminder about the St. Andrew Novena

Wishing you all a blessed Advent as we prepare for the most wonderful Solemnity of Jesus’ birth! Will pray for you, and ask that you pray for me that we will make the most of this sacred time. God bless.

 

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (08/17/2014)

Sunday SnippetsMissed a couple weeks of Sunday Snippets, but I haven’t been blogging much, either. 🙂 Besides my weekly goals, I’ve done the following book reviews:

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

The Paleo Manifesto

Answering Your Kid’s Toughest Questions

I also posted about the Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Question of the Week:

What did you do for your summer vacation?

This year was our first vacation since we got married! My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and to celebrate we went to Ocean City, Maryland. It was a lot of fun spending time on the beach, and just hanging out together as a family. Unfortunately, i wasn’t feeling well during vacation so I missed out on a few of the water activities. But, I did get to visit with my dear friend who now lives in Delaware. It was a wonderful time, and just what I needed before gearing up for another two semesters of school. 🙂

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carinival (July 20, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

Time for another weekly roundup over at RAnn’s place. Why not join us with your own posts?

This week I posted my weekly goals, a short meditation on the Sacrament of Baptism and shared our curriculum plans for the coming school year.

Question of the Week

Were there any religious sisters in your parish when you were growing up?  Are there any now?  Which community (ies)?

I was born in NYC and our parish, Good Shepherd, was run by the Paulist Fathers. We moved around a bit, and I don’t remember if (or what) religious communities were on our parishes. Eventually, we moved to the Hazlet and Keansburg, NJ area, which used to house a lot of Sisters of Mercy. Nowadays, there are only two or three sisters left there. After marrying Michael, we belonged to different parishes, some which did and some which did not have religious communities attached to them. In our most recent parish of Eatontown, NJ, the Filippini Sisters are there, and they are wonderful! In the parish we belong to now does not have a community of sisters.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (June 29, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

It’s Saturday, which means another weekend of Sunday Snippets! This week I have three posts:

Weekly Goals

A mini-meditation for the Sacred Heart

Book Review: Journal of a Soul

Although not posts, I also put together two videos, a welcome video for my home page, and Five “Fun Facts” about me for my about page. I also did two more videos for new email subscribers (you will have to sign up to see those, hint, hint 😉 ).

Now for the question of the week: Tell us about your pastor.

We are really fortunate to have a holy, personable, and wonderful pastor. Father Jay loves the Church, loves his vocation, and loves the people of the parish. His homilies are thought-provoking, and he isn’t afraid to shy away from “controversal” topics. And yet, he does so with tact and kindness. He is truly a wonderful gift to the parish, and clearly, I like him a lot!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (June 15, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

It is time for another round of Sunday Snippets! Here are my two post for the week:

Weekly Goals

Book Review: Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech

Question of the Week:

June is the month of the Sacred Heart. Has your family done the Sacred Heart Enthronement?

Yes! Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of my all-time favorite devotions. 🙂

(P.S. Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful dads!)

 

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (June 8, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

I didn’t have any time for blogging this week so I only have one post for Sunday Snippets this week: my weekly goals.

Question of the Week:

What do you think of Catholic schools?  Are they an important part of passing on the faith to the next generation or are they an expense whose usefulness has passed, or something in between?

This is a tough question for me to answer. Growing up, I went to both public and Catholic schools depending on where we lived at the time, but I was very shy and reserved, so I was often bullied and picked on. Academically, however, the Catholic schools I went to were superior for the most part then our local public schools.

Nowadays, as most people know, I homeschool my son so I do not have first-hand experience of how the schools are – just from what people have told me. We also have had several Catholic schools in our area close down, including the one I graduated from eighth grade. And, unfortunately, I’ve heard of families where the children actually lost their faith going to Catholic school. So, my opinion is that, although not all Catholics schools should  be discounted,  parents do need to be discerning. Some Catholics schools are awesome and definitely play a part in passing the faith and others do not.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (June 1, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

Another week for Sunday Snippets. My two posts for this week include a book review for my friend Catherine Francis’ new book, Christian America: Shattered Dreams in a Veiled Society and a “blurb” about the Ascension.

Question of the Week:

May is the month of Mary.  Are there an Marian devotions other than the rosary which you use?

Every Saturday in May, and sometimes other Saturdays of the year, I pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Also, one of my prayer books, Handbook of Prayers, contains a series 31 days of short prayers/meditations for the month of May that use.

 

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (May 25, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

It has been a long time since I’ve participated in Sunday Snippets and I’ve missed it terribly! Thankfully, spring classes are over and I only have one class during the summer; therefore, I should be able to participate more regularly.

Of course since I rarely blogged the whole 4 1/2 months of classes, I didn’t really have anything to link up. In any case, here are my two posts, both reviews:

The Gift of Love by Amy Clipston

A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable

Question of the Week:

What are your plans this summer?

My in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in August. They are having a special mass to renew their vows, and have a party; however, everyone in the family is also taking a trip to Ocean City, MD for 5 days. It is our (my husband’s and mine) first real vacation in 9 1/2 years so we are very excited! Other than that, we plan do a few day trips, send Andrew to basketball camp (not overnight!) and spend time at the pool/beach.