Several posts for today..... the first is about the VBS (oops - sorry, I know that all of you are Roman Catholics! VBS is Vacation Bible School. Which is a fine title for THEM, because each week, most protest-ant churches only offer a snippet of Scripture, but in the Holy Mass, we are surrounded by the Holy Writ from beginning to end - AND the regular four Scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word!!!!! So, here is the bulletin notice about our summer school this year - read and enjoy - and share it with your friends to make them jealous that they don't get to have something this wonderful....
From Christ the King Bulletin Vacation Bible School (June 8-12, 2009) -
"The Banquet of Christ"
One of the most guarded treasures and deepest mysteries of our Catholic Church lies within the Sacrament of the Eucharist where simple bread made of wheat and water transubstantiates into the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is in this event that Heaven and earth become united and we are able to partake of the banquet of Christ. Vacation Bible School 2009 will lead students through various titles of Christ which reveal Eucharistic themes before and after His coming, to prepare students for Holy Communion. There will be daily music clinics, catechesis, outdoor games, art activities, and devotions. Each day will be led by the pastor, Fr. Glen Mullan. Catechetical sessions will be taught by teachers from Christ the King School and the Religious Education Program. Music clinics will conducted by Mr. Steve Ohmer. Crowning the event will be our Eucharist Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday June 14th. Cost is $50.
Monday Logos Catechesis:
Lady Wisdom and Madam Folly
Game: The Banquet Table
Chapel: Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday New Adam Catechesis:
The Fall & New Creation
Game: The Fruit of Sin
WednesdayLamb of God
Catechesis: Christ the Paschal Lamb
Game: Manna in the Desert (Bring old clothes)
Chapel: Seder Meal/Last Supper
Catechesis: “The Word became flesh and tabernacled among us”
Game: Three Veils
Chapel: Instruction on the Mass
Catechesis: The Marriage Feast: Christ and the Church Game:
Capture the Bridegroom(Bring swimsuits)
Chapel: “Wedding Banquet of the Lamb”
So you can surmise that this writer will be well.... busy busy busy.... what I heard this past week sent me into the pre-tired tired mode: TWO, 35 minute sessions each day, in addition to the opening and closing liturgy in the nave.
The joys will be endless! The tired will be tired-er......
Please send wheaties and dilaudid (my drug of choice....if I were in need, which I'm not..... YET...
May your blessings be boundless. May you quickly get over your jealousy!!!