Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (June 3, 2012)

Here’s this week’s contributions to RAnn’s weekly Sunday Snippet meme (As always, come check out other Sunday Snippet posts, or join in with your own):

Memorial Day Tribute (This video is a tear jerker.)

Product Review: Journey with Jesus: Sacraments Catholic craft kit

Our Catholic Traditions: First Friday Devotions

7 Resources for Celebrating Trinity Sunday

Also, if you missed any of the prayers from the 31 Days With Mary, you can find them here. Remember, there’s no time in eternity. 🙂

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Day 31

7 Resources for Celebrating Trinity Sunday

On Sunday we will celebrate the great solemnity of the Holy Trinity. What an awesome God we serve! A couple of years ago I mentioned that I wasn’t able to find many activities for celebrating Trinity sunday, but I did find these ideas.  This year, I was able to find a few more resources and activities that I hope will help you and your family celebrate this great feast of the Church.

Holy Trinity Image(Photo Credit)

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Reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.:

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eHow: Trinity Crafts for Children.

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Crafolic.com: Trinity is like a Shamrock craft.

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Catholic Cuisine: Tres Leche Cake for Trinity Sunday.

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Churchyear.net: All About Trinity Sunday.

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Happy Catholic: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity.

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Catholicculture.org: Feast of the Holy Trinity.

Do you have a favorite resource or activity for celebrating Trinity Sunday? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrating Trinity Sunday

Last week, when I was looking for activities do with Andrew in preparation for the feast of the Trinity, I was shocked about the lack of activities out there (or no one else could think of anything to do either!). All I could find was a suggestion to make Napoleon ice cream sundaes and a couple of coloring pages (here and here).

So, for three days prior the feast day we prayed a modified version of the Angelic Trisagion, had several interesting conversations about the Trinity (explaining the Trinity to a five-year old is no easy feat!), did the coloring pages, and tried to mark the day as special.

On Saturday, after going to confession, we decided to stay for mass. On our way home, my husband surprised me and said HE was going to make breakfast in the morning!

Since he was making breakfast, my planned menu went out the window, but that’s okay! He decided on poached eggs, english muffins, and corned beef hash, instead. 🙂

Here’s some “proof” that my husband cooked!

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And here are a few pictures of our breakfast fun!

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The rest of the day we enjoyed each others company and a couple of Andrew’s friends came over to play for a while.

I didn’t come up for anything “Trinitarian”, but we had a nice supper of baked chicken, roasted potatoes and veggies and asparagus. For dessert we had leftover brownies from Andrew’s first sleepover. 🙂 I failed to get pics of our dinner fun, though.

Next year, hopefully, I’ll be better prepared ahead of time so that I can come up with more creative ideas!

Menu Madness: May 30 – June 5th (Share Your Ideas!)

menu madness

Alas, I’m not as consistent with menu planning as much as I would like. I do know that when I take the time to make up a menu plan each week (or sometimes every two weeks) I’m more organized, we eat at a reasonable time and we don’t waste money eating out.

As a motivational tactic to keep me consistent, I will be posting my (usually boring!) menus each Friday for the following week. (My menu week goes from Sunday-Saturday.) Hopefully, it will give you some motivation to make up your own menus and give you some new meal ideals.

I should warn you, as much as I try to serve healthy, balanced meals, I’m far from perfect. My hubby has clear likes and dislikes that I try to cater to when possible; and, even though I try to cook from scratch as much as possible, we do (gasp!) eat some processed foods. Oh, and my husband is pure-bred Italian, so expect to see a lot of Italian dishes. 🙂

Breakfasts:

Sunday: Poached eggs, hash browns, bacon (It’s Trinity Sunday!)
Monday: French toast, fruit
Tuesday: Cereal with milk and raisins
Wednesday: Nutmeg toast and yogurt
Thursday: Granola bars, fruit
Friday: Apple and cinnamon oatmeal
Saturday: Waffles

Lunches:

Sunday: We usually eat breakfast late, and dinner early, so we skip lunch
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet pepper sticks
Wednesday: Tuna salad on crackers, celery sticks
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, sugar snap peas
Saturday: None (See above Sunday’s  note)

Suppers:

Sunday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, chocolate pudding pie
Monday: Chili dogs with sauerkraut, baked beans, green salad, ice cream sandwiches
Tuesday: Pork chops, rice, mixed veggies, apple sauce
Wednesday: Baked fish, broccoli, pasta salad
Thursday: Chicken & mushrooms, salad, rolls
Friday: Egg balls (sounds funky, but tastes so good), Italian bread
Saturday: Baked Ziti, salad, leftover Easter Candy (yes, we still have candy from Easter – quite a bit left!)

So there you have it. I’d love to hear your menu ideas. What will  you be serving next week? Leave your menu or suggestions in the comments! Thanks!