Posted: Jan 8, 2018
Everyone is welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Luebbers on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 10 am at St. Saviour Church.
Visitation will be on Friday at Gilligan Funeral Home
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 | Category: Gospel Reflection,
Sharing the Gospel
Jigsaw puzzles are fun. Solve a puzzle with your whole family, and it comes together even faster. God helped the wise men solve a puzzle. They wanted to find the newborn king. Together the wise men read God's promises, did their homework, and followed the star. When all of their answers fit, they found baby Jesus.
God, thank you for all the people who helped me find Jesus.
Something to Draw
Draw a picture of the people who help you learn more about Jesus.
Mission for the Week
Solve a puzzle together with your family. Work together like the wise men did.
Posted: Jan 7, 2018 | Category: Gospel Reflection,
"Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh." What a wonderful example the Magi give us in their visit to the infant Jesus. First of all, they demonstrate profound faith in God's word, spoken through the prophet Micah: "And you, Bethlehem ... from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel" (cf. 5:2). Embarking on a long and difficult journey, they trust that they will find this newborn king of the Jews in Bethlehem as the prophecy announced.
On their arrival at the home of the Holy Family, the Magi also give us an example of profound humility. These important men, to whom kings look for guidance and advice, do not hesitate to bow down, to "prostrate themselves" and give homage to a tiny babe. Putting their own position out of their minds, they reverently worship the infant Lord even as he sits on the lap of his mother.
The generosity of these three "kings" is also evident as they open their treasure boxes and give to the poor child the richest of gifts. Traditionally, we understand the gold to symbolize the earthly kingship of Christ, the frankincense to represent his divinity, and the myrrh to stand as a symbol of the anointing he will receive upon his death.
Finally, the wisdom of these men is evident in their decision to return to their country "by another way." Understanding the threat that King Herod posed to Jesus, they followed a plan that would help keep the divine child safe even though it meant inconvenience to themselves.
Faith, humility, generosity, and wisdom. These gifts are the real legacy of the Three Kings. Today, let us ask God for the blessing of having these gifts in our lives.
Posted: Jan 6, 2018
St. Nicholas Academy invites you to our Open House on Sunday, January 21 from Noon-3 p.m. on the school's campus at 170 Siebenthaler Ave. in Reading.
Prospective and current families will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the SNA campus and meet Princi-pal Aideen Briggs and teachers.
Cincinnati's premier regional Catholic school, SNA serves 14 school districts, and is a collaborative effort of the parishes of Holy Trinity, St. John the Evangelist and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. SNA is centrally located on 24 acres in Reading, only minutes off Ronald Reagan Highway.
Visit www.stnacademy.com or call the school office at 686-2727 for additional information.
- Orton-Gillingham trained teachers in grades K-3
- Orton-Gillingham certified reading specialist
- Jon Peterson scholarship provider
- EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion scholarships accepted
- Full-day kindergarten
- Preschool beginning with the 2018-2019 aca-demic year – full-day and half-day
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