Thursday, November 17, 2011

Requiescas in Pace, Dad

On the occasion of your 2nd Death Anniversary (Nov 17, 2009), we remember you in our prayers and Mass intentions, hoping that they may send you off to your final deliverance and Eternal Rest.  May God's angels in heaven escort you toward the Almighty Father's merciful and loving embrace.

Réquiem ætérnam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.  Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

Réquiem ætérnam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

Réquiem ætérnam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Parenting Sentiments

10 Things We Hope We Never Do To Our Children:

1  Buy them secular video games;

2  Allow them online without supervision;

3  Allow them to read Harry Potter and similar books about witchcraft, the occult, and the like;

4  Dress them in ghoulish Halloween costumes or let them participate in any activity that glorify the devil, his pomps and works;

5  Enrol them in a regular school;

6  Take them to a public library without supervision;

7  Let them watch secular TV programs, not even commercials;

8  Take them to a video arcade or similar places;

9  Let them go anywhere with friends whom we do not thoroughly know and trust;

10  Dress immodestly

10 Things We Hope to Achieve for Our Children, As Their Parents:

1  Teach them about the Catholic faith;

2  Keep them away from secular and other dangerous media;

3  Pray as a family on a regular basis, preferably daily; and treat them to precious moments with our Eucharistic Lord as often as we can (adoration);

4  Take them to Holy Mass on a regular basis (preferably daily), and to confession (where applicable, at least twice a month);

5  Educate them at home, being the most comfortable, wholesome, nonjudgemental environment for learning;

6  Teach them life skills by allocating age-appropriate household chores to foster responsibility from an early age;

7  Teach them about the saints, especially our Blessed Mother, to learn from and draw upon their experiences - for inspiration;

8  Strive everyday to become better examples;

9  Practice family devotions, and develop liturgical family traditions that are deeply rooted in our faith;

10  Pray for each of them and try as best we can to, one day, get them to Heaven, our true home!

If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better. - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"Mankind's future rests in, and depends upon, the family more than any other society, institution, or environment. "  Pope John Paul II

Friday, November 11, 2011

Webster Turns 10

On the occasion of his 10th birthday today, Nov 11th, we made a video of Webster (in his St Martin of Tours costume) telling the story of one of his favourite saints, St Martin of Tours, patron saint of soldiers, whose feastday we commemorate today.  

To celebrate his special day, we had a family meal out, Holy Mass, followed by adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, a perfect finish for Webster's day!

To our dear Webster, Happy 10th Birthday!  May the Good Lord keep guiding you towards His willed purpose for your life, and may our Blessed Mother keep you in her motherly care today and always.