Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrating the Liturgical Year: September

I'm headed away for the weekend and won't have access to the intarwebs, but I didn't forget our standing date! Just in time for September, here are my family's traditions for the month's feasts.

As always, adopt what inspires. Ignore what doesn't. 

Love and peace, and a safe and happy weekend to you all.


SEPTEMBER FEASTS & FASTS
MONTH DEDICATED TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

LABOR DAY (1ST MONDAY) 

- If your family is blessed with a good job, today is the day to give thanks!
- This can be a great day to dedicate the school year through prayer.
- Pray for those who are seeking dignified and satisfying employment.

BL. MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA (5TH)

 Mango Lassis for dessert
- Mass at Blessed Teresa – 9 AM M, T, Th, F

NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (8TH)

Mary’s Birthday Cake (white cake with white icing filling and blue frosting on top)

HOLY CROSS DAY (14TH)

True Cross Cookie Hunt – Make a batch of cross cutout cookies, frosting all of them either white or brown except one, which should be red to represent the True Cross. Hide the cookies and have your children hunt for them. When you’re done with your hunt, sit down and enjoy your cookies together with milk or a pot of tea while you tell the story of the Triumph of the Cross. (You can replace the cookies with paper cutouts, too!)

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS (15TH)

Lemon Drop “Tears” – Give each child or family member 7 lemon drops. With each one, reflect on a sorrow of Christ's suffering mother before eating.

MICHAELMAS (29TH)

Pray the St. Michael prayer
- Go blackberry picking – bring along swords to fight the brambles off!
- Roast a goose (or duck or chicken!) with yams and potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with Apples on the side, and a blackberry crisp for dessert

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