No Classes This Week due to Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our families!

Thank You!

Thank you to all you attended our Thanksgiving prayer services. A special thank you to the students in our program who ran our services: Rose Michetti, Elizabeth Molfetto, and Elaina Michetti, and to our Confirmation students and parents who helped make the services run smoothly. An extra special thank you goes out to Mr. Mike our custodian who hand-painted our gratitude tree. It looked terrific!

Gratitude Tree

Hope you were able to help your child find his/her leaf on our gratitude tree at church this weekend. If you haven't seen it, stop by church or check out a picture of it on our facebook page Our Lady of Lourdes Mountainside Faith Formation. A special thank you to Mr. Mike for making the tree for us. Come out to our Thanksgiving Prayer service and tree blessing Tuesday or Wednesday at 4PM.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

All are invited to attend one of our Thanksgiving prayer services for traditional classes on Tuesday, November 18 or Wednesday, November 19 at 4PM in the the church. We will also be blessing our gratitude tree that all students had a "hand" in making. Parents, students in our Confirmation program, and children in family faith program are welcome to attend as well as all parishioner. Please note that all children not in traditional classes must be accompanied by an adult. The same service will run both days so we hope you can make one of them.

IMPORTANT: Sunday's (11/2) 9th grade session canceled.

Reminder: No classes Nov 4 and 5

Family Gratitude for November

Here is a family gratitude idea for November:

Our Next Family Faith is October 26

The topic of our next family faith gathering is The Creed. We will have Allan Wright who is in charge of evangelization for the diocese of Paterson as our speaker. The children will also be starting a gratitude project in preparation for November and Thanksgiving. Please plan to attend the 5PM Mass before our gathering begins.

Prayer While Carving a Pumpkin

Dear God,

   As I carve my pumpkin, help me:

Open my mind so I can learn about You; (cut the top of pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do (clean out inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see (cut eyes in the shape of hearts)

I'm sorry for turning up my nose to all You've given me (cut the nose in shape of cross)

Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near ((cut mouth in shape of fish)

Let Your light shine in all I say and so (place a candle inside and light)



Prayers to Use Before Meals

Here are some suggestions for mealtime prayers:

Prayer Before Meals (younger children)

Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.

Prayer Before Meals (older children)

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;
For faith in a world where many walk in fear;
For friends in a world where many walk alone;
We give you thanks, O Lord.


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