Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Advent Activity for kids - Actividad de Adviento

 NOV. 28, 2021 BEGINS ADVENT  

Advent season marks the new Liturgical calendar year in the Roman Catholic Church and many Christian Churches. It is also the beginning of a four week period of preparation in anticipation of the Nativity of Jesus Christ at Christmas and the reminder of Christ’s second coming. Each week has a meaning, color and expectation. Let's celebrate Advent with joy and hope for a better tomorrow.

What does it mean?

The circle is a symbol of eternity and the never-endingness of God, and the evergreen is a symbol of eternal life and the never-changingness of God. Tertullian in the third century wrote to the Christians of his day: "You are a light of the world; a tree ever green." Children love to learn by symbols.

Meaning and colors:

First Week of HOPE:  Prophet Candle (Purple)

Second Week of PEACE:  Bethlehem Candle (Purple)

Third Week JOY:  Shepherd Candle (Pink)

Four Week LOVE:  Angel Candle (Purple)

The emphasis is on our longing, our need — not only for the great graces of the feast of His Nativity, for the renewing in our hearts of the mystery of His birth — but our need to be ready for the glorious moment of His Second Coming. 

Activity for Kids:

Prepare an Advent Wreath with paper or using a donut and birthday candles. Each kid bring home the devotion to prepare during Advent. 

Happy Advent!
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 NOV. 28- EMPIEZA ADVIENYO - ACTIVIDAD INFANTIL 

El  Adviento se centra en la expectativa del nacimiento de Jesucristo y dura cuatro domingos antes de Navidad.  Cada semana tiene un significado y expectativa.

Significado y color:

1 semana de esperanza: Vela de los profetas  (púrpura)

2 semana de Paz: Vela de Belén (púrpura)

3 semana de Gozo: Vela de los pastores (rosada) 

4 semana de amor: Vela del ángel (púrpura)

Actividad para niñ@s:

Aquí una idea para crear una sencilla Corona de Adviento. Es mi tradición crear una Corona de Adviento con los niños de la catequesis usando una donut y unas velitas de cumpleaños. Cada niño lleva una a casa para iniciar el adviento en familia.

Feliz y bendecido Adviento

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Giving Thanks! Dando Gracias

 CLOSING NOVEMBER GIVING THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORT @Maritza Martínez Mejía, AWA

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Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards. 

Friday, November 5, 2021

The Purple Shell ~ La concha de mar púrpura

 The Purple Shell by Maritza M. Mejia

-About the Book-

On her first trip to the sea, a lovely girl realized how much garbage people leave in the sand and decided to clean up the beach with her mother. After collecting sodas and wraps, they found a purple shell, which they received with joy as a reward for such a laudable task.

This book contains facts and questions to take care for our planet, our common home.

 COMING JANUARY 2022


La concha de mar púrpura

De Maritza M. Mejia

-Acerca del libro-

En su primer viaje al mar, una niña encantadora se dio cuenta de la cantidad de basura que la gente deja en la arena y decidió limpiar con su madre la playa. Después de recoger sodas y envolturas, encontraron una concha purpura, la que recibieron con alegría como premio de tan loable tarea.

Este libro contiene hechos y preguntas para cuidar nuestro planeta, nuestra casa común.

Maritza Martínez Mejía 

                                                                                NEXT CHARACTERS!

Logo and Illustrations by ViVi Moji

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Welcome November ~ Bienvenido Noviembre

 Reflections  by Maritza M. Mejía

During November, in some places, is commemorated the Day of the Death and Thanksgiving. Life and Death part of our essence. I invite you to give thanks for your love ones and not only for what we have, but for what we don't have. Be generous and share with the less fortunate your blessings.
November Quatrain 
All ghosts are gone 
All souls remembered 
Preparations are done 
Welcome November!



Happy November!


Reflexión por Maritza M. Mejía

Durante Noviembre, en algunos lugares, se conmemora el Día de los Muertos y Acción de Gracias. Vida y Muerte es parte de nuestra esencia. Les invito a dar gracias por tus seres queridos difuntos y no sólo por lo que tenemos, sino por lo que no tenemos. Se generoso y comparte con los menos favorecidos tus bendiciones. 
 Noviembre  
Los fantasmas se fueron 
Las almas se recordaron 
Preparaciones se hicieron
¡Bienvenido Noviembre!

¡Feliz Noviembre!

 Maritza Martínez Mejía             
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