Bulletin Feast Day Tips

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Bulletin – May 2

Feast Day Tip - Month of Mary 

Looking for outdoor activities? Spend the month of Mary starting and tending to a Mary garden. The tradition goes back to the Middle Ages when the religious planted gardens and gave the flowers names related to Mary to help teach the faith. A Mary garden will be much like any other flower garden, though a statue of Mary will be the focal point. The flowers you choose to plant should have some relation to Mary. For example, roses are a popular choice. Other flowers to include might be lilies of the valley (Mary’s tears), marigolds (Mary’s gold), lavender (Mary’s drying plant), and daisies (Mary’s star.)

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Bulletin – May 9

Feast Day Tip - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Though there aren’t any specific dishes to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, a Portuguese dish that is popular in spring and summer is piri piri chicken. Simply season a whole chicken with piri piri seasoning and grill. Butterfly the chicken to make grilling easier. If you haven’t seen the movie Fatima that came out last year, make the feast a movie night.

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Bulletin – May 16

Feast Day Tip - Feast of St. Rita

Once when St. Rita was ill, she requested figs. However, it was the middle of winter and that seemed impossible. However, two figs were found on a nearby tree. St. Rita has become so associated with figs that one variety is even named the St. Rita fig. A simple snack containing figs is a pleasant way to celebrate the feast of St. Rita.

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Bulletin – May 23

Feast Day Tip - Pentecost Sunday

Have you ever had gooseberry pudding? In England, that is a traditional dessert for Pentecost Sunday. However, if you think it might be difficult coming up with gooseberry pudding today, cheesecakes are also popular, particularly any cheesecake topped with strawberry topping. And if you want to make your dinner extra special, set the table with a white tablecloth and sprinkle red rose petals over it.

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Bulletin – May 30

Feast Day Tip - Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Some feasts, as important as they are, aren’t necessarily associated with any known traditions. However, Marian feast days always be celebrated with fruit or fruit desert. On Monday, the Visitation, you can celebrate this Marian feast with any summery fruit desert you like. Is it time for cherry pie, blueberry cobbler, or strawberry cheesecake?

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Bulletin – June 6

Corpus Christi

You can continue to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi after Mass. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a popular way to observe this feast is to add a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine to your dinner or enjoy it as an afternoon snack. It’s a beautiful way to slow down this Sunday and acknowledge what the day celebrates.

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Bulletin – June 13

The Month of the Sacred Heart

We celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 11. However, the entire month is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, a month dedicated to humility. Spend the week reacquainting yourself with the history and devotion to the Sacred Heart. The Consecration to the Sacred Heart and Litany of the Sacred Heart are well known but the lesser-known Sacred Heart Chaplet is also a beautiful prayer.

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Bulletin – June 20

Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

Unlike other feasts, when we celebrate the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist this Thursday, we are celebrating his birth. Around the world his feast, or the eve of his feast, is celebrated with barbecues and bonfires. The bonfires are lit to drive away witches and evil spirits. The more daring will jump over the bonfire three times.

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Bulletin – June 27

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Make Tuesday night a family movie night with the one of the more recent religious films, Paul, Apostle of Christ. And if you’re looking for some interesting movie snacks, try Brazilian snacks like Paçoquinha or Pé de Moleque. In Brazil, a large festival is held in June to celebrate the three feasts, St. Anthony, St. John the Baptist, and Sts. Peter and Paul. These peanut sweets are a large part of the celebration.

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Bulletin – July 4

St. Maria Goretti

This Tuesday is the feast of St. Maria Goretti. As the patron saint of purity and chastity, she is an important saint for the modern world. Spend the week praying to St. Maria Goretti for purity for the world.

Oh Saint Maria Goretti who, strengthened by God’s Grace, did not hesitate even at the age of twelve to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation. Teach us all, and especially youth, with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin. Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (pause, insert special intention here), and may we one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of Heaven. Amen.

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