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Teresa Burns
I am a woman of faith, wife, mother, parish catechetical leader, "zoo" keeper, and dreamer.
Interests: Reading, writing, walking with my dog, snuggling with my cats...and my husband, and discussing my faith.
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Third Sunday of Easter Acts of the Apostles 3:13-19 Psalm 4:2-9 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 As the disciples encountered Jesus after his resurrection, they had to reconstruct their understanding of Jesus. This was troubling. Up until Jesus’ death, they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Nine "Today bring to me souls who have become lukewarm." Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Eight "Today bring to me the souls who in purgatory." Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Seven "Today bring to me the souls who especially venerate and glorify my mercy." Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Six "Today bring to me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children." Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Five "Today bring to me the souls of those who have separated themselves from my Church." Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Four Today bring to me those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know me." Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Three "Today bring to me all devout and faithful souls." Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Scripture Readings: Easter Morning: Acts of the Apostles 10:34,37-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; John 20:1-9 Easter Evening Prayer: Psalm 110:1-5,7; Psalm 114; Revelation 19:1-7; Hebrews 10:12-14; Luke 1:4655 At home, pray the Table Liturgy for the Feast of Easter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Intentions for Day Two "Today bring to me the souls of priests and religious." Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service, that they may perform worthy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at catholic family faith
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“…and on the third day be raised” Luke 9:22 Scripture Readings: Genesis 1:1—2:2; Genesis 22:1-18; Exodus 14:15—15:1; Isaiah 54:5-14; Isaiah 55:1-11; Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4; Ezekiel 36:16-28; Romans 6:3-11; Mark 16:1-7 Finally, the Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated as the high... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at catholic family faith
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The second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Join the Church in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena (nine days) beginning on Good Friday. Use a Rosary to pray this Chaplet Novena. Intentions for the First Day "Today bring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at catholic family faith
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“The Son of Man must suffer greatly…and be killed…” Scripture Readings: Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 31:10-25; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1—19:42 Jesus really died on the cross. We gather together today to prayerfully recall Jesus’ death “in the sure hope of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at catholic family faith
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“Do this in memory of me…” (Luke 22:19b) Scripture Readings: Exodus 12:1-8,11-14; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 This evening Lent ends and the Church enters the Paschal Triduum. The celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper commemorates... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at catholic family faith
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As your family prepares for the holiest three days of our Church year, the Paschal Triduum, prepare your minds, hearts and home for the celebrations of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. Do some spring cleaning. Rid the nooks and crannies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at catholic family faith
ALBANY’S STORY OF HOPE The community garden outside the Sister Maureen Joyce Center was once an abandoned lot in a low-income neighborhood in Albany, New York. Today, it provides fresh fruits and vegetables to the center’s soup kitchen, where nearly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Scripture Readings: Mark 11:1-10 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1—15:47 Highlights of the Liturgy: The liturgical color for this celebration is red. The liturgy is divided into three parts: The Commemoration of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On this seventh day of the last full week of Lent, reflect on Jesus placed in the tomb t from CRS' Operation Rice Bowl Resources. THE SEVENTH SORROW OF MARY: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (John 19:38–42) After this,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at catholic family faith
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The word Triduum means “three days”: Sunset on Holy Thursday to Good Friday, sunset on Good Friday to Holy Saturday, and sunset on Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday. In the liturgies of the Triduum, the Church remembers the Passion, death,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On this sixth day of the last full week of Lent, reflect on Jesus taken down from the cross from CRS' Operation Rice Bowl Resources. THE SIXTH SORROW OF MARY: Jesus is Taken Down From the Cross (Mark 15:42–46) When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On this second day of the last full week of Lent, reflect on the Flight into Egypt from CRS' Operation Rice Bowl Resources. THE FIFTH SORROW OF MARY: The Crucifixion (John 19:17–30) And carrying the cross himself he went out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at catholic family faith
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From Catholic Relief Services' Operation Rice Bowl Family Activities Some of us may be too young to remember the days of Pope John Paul II. Others of us may still think of him when we hear mention of the papacy—after... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On this fourth day of the last full week of Lent, reflect on Mary meeting Jesus on His way to the cross from CRS' Operation Rice Bowl Resources. THE FOURTH SORROW OF MARY: The Meeting of Jesus and Mary on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Fried Plantains • 6 ripe green plantains • Salt to taste • 6 tablespoons FAIR TRADE olive oil Peel plantains and cut into thin slices. Lightly salt both sides. Pour oil into pan and heat. Carefully place each plantain slice... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On this third day of the last full week of Lent, reflect on the loss of the child Jesus in the temple from CRS' Operation Rice Bowl Resources. THE THIRD SORROW OF MARY: The Loss of the Child Jesus in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at catholic family faith