Friday Night Outdoor Concerts in Gloucester

 

Nine Friday nights.

Nine great outdoor concerts benefiting local non-profits.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle St, Gloucester, from July 7 to September 8, 2017. The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring folding chairs or blankets. There will be food vendors at every concert. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the Meetinghouse. The public is invited to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert (bring cash/check). Parking available next door at St John’s Church.

Click Here For Link to Schedule

 

 

Governor Baker Proclaims March 20 Fresh Air Fund Day

In recognition of The Fresh Air Fund’s 141st  summer of bringing together New York City children and volunteer host families in Massachusetts, Governor Baker has proclaimed March 20th “FRESH AIR FUND DAY.” This summer, The Fresh Air Fund will once again allow thousands of boys and girls to enjoy the simple joys of summertime!

Continue Reading Click Here

 

Study Finds Parents are as Addicted to Devices as Children

 

Students at St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas, check their smartphones during lunch May 3. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Dec 7 2016 – 11:07am | Mark Pattison – Catholic News Service

For adults complaining about America’s youth being saturated in media usage, it appears the apple hasn’t fallen far from the iPad.

Parents spend more than nine hours a day with screen media, and the vast majority of that time is spent with personal screen media, according to a study issued on Dec. 6 by Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based organization that has long been tracking children’s media usage.

Even so, according to the study, 78 percent of parents believe they are good media and technology role models for their children. Continue Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Home with Faith

A family-focused approach to religious education
Dec 7 2016 – 4:46pm | Randy Young America Magazine Online

Many parents are familiar with the ritual of dropping kids off at parish curbsides once a week for religion class and retrieving them an hour later. This system of education for educating children who do not attend Catholic school is widely accepted. But is this the best way to educate our children in the faith? Many young adults who have completed their catechesis now find themselves disconnected from the church. How can religious education help lay the groundwork for a more lasting faith? Continue Reading Here

 

How do you prepare for Advent?

Image result for catholic advent

Advent wreaths, lighting candles, daily reflections, prayer, nativity scenes, celebrations of saints days, going to mass…..Comment below on how you prepare for Advent!

Click on Links below for a few ideas and reflections for celebrating the season of Advent!

https://www.monasteriesoftheheart.org/curriculum/days-come-unwrapping-gifts-advent

http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/catholic-traditions-for-advent-and-christmas.html

http://www.catholicicing.com/10-meaningful-advent-traditions-for-catholic-families-with-little-to-no-prep-work/

http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/advent

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/good-word/advent-2016-reflection-series?utm_content=buffer80179&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

Wyldlife for Middle Schoolers-coming to Gloucester! September 17, 2016

Wyldlife is a division of Young Life

A new Wyldlife group is beginning at the Gloucester YMCA on Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm immediately following Teen Night at the Y.

Teen night runs from 6-8pm, September 17.

About  WyldLife

In WyldLife, we love middle school kids! They are full of life and yet experiencing profound emotional and physical changes.Middle school is a time when kids make important decisions about who they are and what they believe. And so WyldLife leaders — who range from spiritually mature high school and college students to moms, dads and retirees — consider it a privilege to be involved in their lives. We seek to model and express God’s love to our young friends by learning their names, hearing their stories and honoring their God-given desire for a life of fun, adventure and purpose.

Learn More About WyldLife >>

Contact Rachel Safer for more information at (614) 440-6734