EVENTS & RESOURCES

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Sunday, May 12th

It's always great to hear how wonderful of a job Mom is doing, so help your kids write a special card for Mother's Day. Here are a couple of downloadable fill-in-the-blank cards:

Best Mom

Coupon Book

Mom, you are FABULOUS!

Coupon Book

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ENCOURAGING FAMILY CONVERSATION

One of the five characteristic marks of any genuinely thriving family is CONVERSATION (along with laughter, time spent together, prayer, and regular family dinners) but how do we get better at it?

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Want an inside scoop into your teen’s world?

Gain weekly insight into how pop culture, technology, and media are influencing your students.

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how to talk to a reluctant teen

How do you start a conversation with a reluctant teen? Here are six ideas to try.

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A Letter to our Teenage Daughters About How They Dress

Dear Girls,

Can we have an honest conversation about something that might be a little awkward? It’s not about sex . . . at least directly. But it is about boys and sex and what they think when they see girls, and all the images that swirl around in their brains….

listen

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IT IS FINISHED

Jesus gave us exactly what we needed. He showed love for EVERYONE when He died for EVERYONE’S sins on the cross. Three days later, He came back to life! When we choose to follow Jesus, He takes the sin right out of our hearts, so we can love others the way He loves us.

Download Bible App for Kids so you can check out these stories with your kids. They can follow along in the story and have fun bringing the characters to life. Also, check out the Adventure Book we send home with your kids each week so you can help them review the verse and the question and answer that we hope they learn each week.

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The best for last

In Turtle Time, we’re learning about communion and our key phrase is We worship Your Holy Body and Your Precious Blood. Encourage your kids to participate the next time they hear this in Liturgy.

 

 

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contentment

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Talk to your kid about what they learned in sunday School. THey learn the best from You!

CHOOSING TO BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT

Have you ever seen that movie or read the book “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?”  It seems like all the children just wanted MORE, and wanted it NOW!  In a “Super-Size Me” World…it seems like our children will never learn the meaning of CONTENTMENT … unless they pick up the Bible.

Jesus taught us that CONTENTMENT is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got! We all need this reminder every now and then!

 

  • MAY 5: WEEK 1

    We will see how St. Paul sat in a jail cell content as can be because his focus was on God

  • MAY 12: WEEK 2

    In contrast to last week, we will meet King Ahab who was miserable and resorted to murder because he wasn’t content with all his riches – he wanted a vineyard owned by someone else.

  • MAY 19: WEEK 3

    We will meet up with the Israelites in the desert who you would think would be pretty grateful to God after rescuing them from slavery in Egypt.  Nope – they were missing out on God’s daily blessing by focusing on what they used to have.

  • MAY 26: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL, happy Memorial day

  • JUNE 2: WEEK 4

    We will hear one of Jesus’ parables about how a Foolish Rich man just kept building bigger barns for himself rather than sharing with others less fortunate.
     


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what is love?

“For your, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  Galatians 5:13

When we say:  “I love you, mom” and “I love pizza” – does the word “love” mean the same thing?  If so, I bet that would make your mom pretty sad.  The word “love” seems to be tossed around in so many ways, what does it really mean?

In the lives of a teenager, they specifically want to know when they are old enough to date, to fall in love, and whether love is what they see in the movies or something entirely different. 

This month we are going to explore the concept of love through the eyes of the One who IS Love.  Since God is the creator of love, marriage, sex, and desire, we need to listen and trust the inventor on how to use His invention.  We need to understand what Love truly is and recognize the markers of maturity before diving into the world of dating.  And before we get there, we need to firmly plant our boundaries and protections of our purity.

  • May 5th, Week 1, we will see that Love is Not Self-Serving. 

Agape love (unconditional love) is the highest form of love, it should be encompassed in every type of relationship we have.  If our focus is even the tiniest bit selfish, then we are not mature enough to embark in “Eros” love.  Our focus needs to be on serving one another humbly in love.

  • May 12th, Week 2 we will see that Love is Patient. 

    Dating is a training ground for marriage.  If we are not mature enough to consider marriage, then we should not be dating.  We need to WAIT until later.

  • May 19, Week 3 we will see that Love Protects. 

    We need to make God preeminent in our lives. At the end of the day – our life mission is eternal life.  Our self-worth is that we were made in the image of Christ.  It should not come from a person, a relationship, or a desire.  Making boundaries from now will protect our purity.

  • May 26, NO SUNDAY SCHOOL, Happy Memorial Day!

  • June 2, Week 4 we will see that Love is Truth. 

    Bad company corrupts good character.  You do not have to do life alone – in fact, we were not made that way.  We were made to be interdependent.  Choosing the right group of friends can really help keep you on the right path.  Parents, moreover, are not the enemy – they really and truly love and care about you and need to be heavily involved in this aspect of your life.


Have any questions, comments or suggestions? We'd love to hear from you! Email smattar@stsachurch.org