Tuesday, February 28, 2017

40 Days and 40 Activities for Lent 2017

Welcome Lent!  Time for change
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 1st
A Lenten Walk
Draw a leave each day for 40 days showing your good deeds for Jesus.
Thursday, March 2nd.
A praying time
You can pray while you walk, drive or in a private area. 

Friday, March 3er.
Fasting 
You can fast by cutting out some food or things in your life that distract you from God.


Saturday, March 4th
You can collect food for the needy, support your local church charity project, or join Operation Rice Bowl.
First Week of Lent
Sunday, March 5th
Celebrate Jesus
Check your closer church and come to Mass on time. 

Monday, March 6th
A pretzel can give you the answer.
Tuesday, March 7th
Meditate the Sorrowful Mysteries
Watch and pray with the video the sorrowful mysteries.
Wednesday, March 8th
Alms Giving
You can collect food for the needy, support your local church charity project, or join Operation Rice Bowl.
Thursday, March 9th
Handmade Cross
Create your own cross for Lent.
Find a moment to walk with Jesus Stations of the Cross. Don’t forget to fast!
It’s time to reconcile with Jesus.
Second Week of Lent
Sunday, March 12th
Celebrate Jesus
Check your closer church and come to Mass on time. 

 

Monday, March 13th

Increase your reading time with your favorite author or devotional book.


Tuesday, March 14th
Biblical Sorrowful Mysteries
Pray the sorrowful mysteries in the Rosary with the Bible scriptures.

Wednesday, March 15th
Give up things you do impulsively without thinking.

Thursday, March 16th
Turn around
Change direction in your life and turn around to God. 

Friday, March 17th
Today on St. Patrick’s Day, prepare and pray the Breastplate.
Saturday, March 18th
Alms Giving
You can collect food for the needy or support your local church charity project or join Operation Rice Bowl.
Third Week of Lent
Sunday, March 19th
St Joseph Altar
Today on St. Joseph Day, prepare a Saint Joseph altar.

Monday, March 20th
Practicing Lent at home with scriptures symbols.
Meditate, pray and color the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Wednesday, March 22nd.
Alms Giving
You can collect food for the needy or support your local church charity project or join Operation Rice Bowl.
Thursday, March 23er
Divine Mercy Chapel
Do the Divine Mercy Chapel or Meditate the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Friday, March 24th
Stations of the Cross Carousel
Create a Cross Carousel by cutting and pasting the Stations of the Cross. Don’t forget to fast!
Saturday, March 25th
A Desert Day
Spend a day with Jesus in a Desert Day with the scriptures.
Fourth Week of Lent
Sunday, March 26th
Check your closer church and come to Mass on time. 

Monday, March 27th
Divine Mercy Chapel
Do the Divine Mercy Chapel in the Year of Mercy.

Tuesday, March 28th
Meditate the Sorrowful Mysteries
Watch and pray with the video the sorrowful mysteries.
Wednesday, March 29th
Alms Giving
You can collect food for the needy or support your local church charity project or join Operation Rice Bowl.
Thursday, March 30th
Tissue Art Cross Craft
Celebrate the life of Christ with a colorful Cross.

Pray and Alms giving to help the Missions. 
Saturday, April 1st.


You can collect food for the needy or support your local church charity project or join Operation Rice Bowl.
Fifth Week of Lent
Sunday, April 2nd.
Celebrate Jesus
Check your closer church and come to Mass on time. 
Monday, April 3er.
Making Last Supper Craft
Prepare your own Last Supper Scene with recycles materials.
Tuesday, April 4th
Making a Paschal Candle
Prepare your own Paschal Candle.
Wednesday, April 5th
Five Fingers Prayer
Watch and pray Pope Francis Five Fingers Prayer.

Thursday, April 6th

Friday, April 7th
Stations of the Cross Cards
Play and pray with The Stations of the Cross. Don’t forget to fast!

Saturday, April 8th
Divine Mercy Chapel
Do the Divine Mercy Chapel or Meditate the Sorrowful Mysteries.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9th


Palm Cross

Make your own Palm Cross with today’s Blessed Palms.
Monday, April 10th
Create your own Holy Week Booklet and pray with it.

Tuesday, April 11th
Making Sorrowful Mysteries Cards
Prepare your own sorrowful mysteries card and more.
Wednesday, April 12th
Holy Week for Families

Understand Holy Week meaning and symbols with the banner.
Thursday, April 13th
Triduum Triptychs
Understanding the symbols of the Paschal Triduum.
Friday, April 14th
Stations of the Cross play
Reflect and pray with the Stations of the Cross play. Don’t forget to fast!

Saturday, April 15th
Resurrection Eggs
Understanding Easter Sunday with Resurrection Eggs activity.

Pray and prepare and Easter basket.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16th
Celebrate Jesus
Check your closer church and come to Mass on time. Arrive early to find a seat. Today is one of the busiest days in our catholic churches.
Happy Easter!!!

Ash Wednesday - Miércoles de ceniza

Ash Wednesday 
It is an old tradition from the eighth century in which the Catholics around the world receive blessed ashes made from the palms of last year’s Palm Sunday. The ashes represents: 

    1.    Our mortality
    2.    Call us to repentance
    3.    Beginning of Lent
    4.    Fast and abstain from meat 

"You are dust and to dust you shall return." ~Genesis 3.19~


Miércoles de ceniza

Miércoles de ceniza es una tradición desde el siglo VIII en que los católicos de todo el mundo reciben las cenizas benditas hechas de las palmas del domingo de Ramos del año pasado. Las cenizas representan:
1, Nuestra mortalidad
2. Llamado al arrepentimiento
3. Inicio de la Cuaresma
4. Tiempo de ayuno y abstinencia de carne.
"Polvo eres, y al polvo volverás" ~Genesis 3.19~


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Mardi Gras Traditions

Mardi Gras Traditions is about musical parades, food, floats and excitement. During the parades, people use purple, green and gold beads and colorful masquerades.
The term “Mardi Gras” (French word) means “Fat Tuesday” and refers to the Tuesday before Lent. It is called "Fat" or "Great" because it's associated with great food and parties. Lent always starts on a Wednesday with Ash Wednesday.

A king cake is a type of cake associated with the Feast of Epiphany celebrated twelve days after Christmas or related with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras/Carnival.


                Activities for Mardi Gras:

Create a Masquerade with any recycle supplies you have at home. 


Laissez les bons temps rouler = Let the good times roll

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday!



El término "Mardi Gras" (palabra francesa) significa "Martes gordo" y se refiere al martes antes de Cuaresma. Se llama "Grasa" o "Gran" porque se asocia con la buena comida y festivales. Mardi Gras es una tradición similar a los Carnavales de Rio, Barranquilla, New Orleans y todos los países que celebran con desfiles de carrozas y bailes tradicionales antes del Miércoles de Ceniza cuando inicia la Cuaresma.  Usualmente se hace la Rosca de Reyes o de Mardi Gras/Carnival.



¡Feliz Día de Carnaval, mañana es Miércoles de Ceniza!


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Monday, February 27, 2017

3er Annual Local Author's Book Fair

Author Maritza M. Mejia will attend The Third Annual Local Author Book Fair on March 11th , 2017 at Fort Pierce Branch Library located at
101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 from a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are excited that this year the Fort Pierce branch event will take place during the Saturday markets, so we want to extend a special invitation to people attending the markets right next door to the library. Of course, everyone is welcome to attend,” said Library Program Coordinator Shelia Small.
For more information visit http://library.stlucieco.gov


Meet, chat, buy books & get autographs!

Ft. Pierce Branch:  Britt C. Anderson - Lauren Gilbert - Demetri Glimidakis - Margaret Hawke - George Jackson - Viviana Mackade - Maritza M. Mejia - Pat Pattan - Ray Slaughter - L.R. Smolarek - Yvonne Tomlin - Christos Tzanetakos
Morningside Branch: Larry P. Auerbach - Fred Berri - R.J. Blacks - Jenise Brown - Dr. Marshall Cook - Mary Dodge - Dr. James Fantauzzo - Judy Fishel - Karen Howard - Jesse James Inigo - Megan Loughlin - M.A. Maggiano - Chad Miller - Yashi Nozawa - Virginia Nygard - Corina Pelloni - Allan Ramsay - Kathleen Spalding - David Tienter - Robert Vanderzee
Programming at the Library is enhanced by the support of the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Assoc.

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