Cape Ann Arts Alive Day Camp: August 21-25 | Cape Ann Community

Curious about the Joan of Arc statue on Washington Street? Explore the mysteries of her story through music, movement, and drama. Arts educators from five area churches collaborate for a memorable …

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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