DEE107's SparkPeople Blog DEE107's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community today May 21 2017 Lyla Rose Baptism <img src=""> <img src=""> here are 2 pictures taken at the church Our Lady Queen of Victories in New Jersey Hubby Dad and I went to the Baptism first Mass then they baptism the children ... My Dad is sitting in a pew enjoy Mon, 22 May 2017 00:03:26 EST Catechism in a Year 159. Why is the Church called the temple of the Holy Spirit? <BR> <BR> She is so called because the Holy Spirit resides in the body which is the Church, in her Head and in her members. He also builds up the Church in charity by the Word of God, the sacraments, the virtues, and charisms. <BR> <BR> "What the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is to the members of Christ, that is, the body of Christ, which is the Church." (Saint Augustine) <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 797-798, 809-8... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:35:57 EST Catechism in a Year 226. What is the link between the sacraments and the Church? <BR> <BR> Christ has entrusted the sacraments to his Church. They are the sacraments "of the Church" in a twofold sense: they are "from her" insofar as they are actions of the Church which is the sacrament of Christ's action; and they are "for her" in as much as they build up the Church. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1117 - 1119 <BR> <BR> 227. What is the sacramental character? <BR> <BR> It is spiritual "seal" bestowed by the s... Sat, 20 May 2017 00:48:49 EST Catechism in a Year 224. What are the sacraments and which are they? <BR> <BR> The sacraments, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. Through them divine life is bestowed upon us. There are seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1113-1131 <BR> <BR> 225. What is the relationship of the sacraments to Christ? <BR> <BR> The mysteries of C... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:55:16 EST Catechism in a Year 221. In what way is the Father the source and the goal of the liturgy? <BR> <BR> Through the liturgy the Father fills us with his blessing in the Word made flesh who died and rose for us and pours into our hearts the Holy Spirit. At the same time, the Church blesses the Father by her worship, praise, and thanksgiving and begs him for the gift of his Son and the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1077-1083, 1110 <BR> <BR> 222. What is the work of Christ in the liturgy? <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:53:29 EST Catechism in a Year <BR> <BR> <BR> 219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church? <BR> <BR> The liturgy as the sacred action par excellence is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed and it is likewise the front from which all her power flows. Through the liturgy Christ continues the work of our redemption in, with and through his Church. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1071-1075 <BR> <BR> 220. In what does the sacramental economy consist? <BR> <BR> The sacrament... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:36:13 EST Catechism in a Year 217. What is the meaning of the word "Amen" with which we conclude our profession of faith? <BR> <BR> The Hebrew word "Amen", which also concludes the last book of Sacred Scripture, some of the prayers of the New Testament, and the liturgical prayers of the Church, expresses our confident and total "yes" to what we professed in the Creed, entrusting ourselves completely to him who is the definitive "Amen" (Revelation 3:14), Christ the Lord. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1061-1065 <BR> <BR... Tue, 16 May 2017 00:38:53 EST Catechism in a Year 161. Why is the Church one? <BR> <BR> The Church is one because she has as her source and exemplar the unity of the Trinity of Persons in one God. As her Founder and Head, Jesus Christ re-established the unity of all people in one body. As her soul, the Holy Spirit unites all the faithful in communion with Christ. The Church has but one faith, one sacramental life, one apostolic succession, one common hope, and one and the same charity. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 813-815, 866 <BR> <BR>... Mon, 15 May 2017 00:27:58 EST Catechism in a Year 161. Why is the Church one? <BR> <BR> The Church is one because she has as her source and exemplar the unity of the Trinity of Persons in one God. As her Founder and Head, Jesus Christ re-established the unity of all people in one body. As her soul, the Holy Spirit unites all the faithful in communion with Christ. The Church has but one faith, one sacramental life, one apostolic succession, one common hope, and one and the same charity. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 813-815, 866 <BR> <BR>... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:18:04 EST Catechism in a Year 214. In what does the final judgment consist? <BR> <BR> The final or universal judgment consists in a sentence of happiness or eternal condemnation, which the Lord Jesus will issue in regard to the "just and the unjust" (Acts 24:15) when he returns as the Judge of the living and the dead. After the last judgment, the resurrected body will share in the retribution which the soul received at the particular judgment. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1038-1041, 1058-1059 <BR> <BR> 215. When will... Sat, 13 May 2017 00:43:52 EST Catechism in a Year 212. In what does hell consist? <BR> <BR> Hell consists in the eternal damnation of those who die in mortal sin through their own free choice. The principal suffering of hell is eternal separation from God in whom alone we can have the life and happiness for which we were created and for which we long. Christ proclaimed this reality with the words, "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire" (Matthew 25:41). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1033-1035, 1056-1057 <BR> <BR> 213. How can... Fri, 12 May 2017 00:28:13 EST Catechism in a Year 209. What is meant by the term "heaven"? <BR> <BR> By "heaven" is meant the state of supreme and definitive happiness. Those who die in the grace of God and have no need of further purification are gathered around Jesus and Mary, the angels and the saints. They thus form the Church of heaven, where they see God "face to face" (1 Corinthians 13:12). They live in a communion of love with the Most Blessed Trinity and they intercede for us. <BR> <BR> "True and subsistent life consists in this: ... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:43:12 EST Catechism in a Year 207. What is life everlasting? <BR> <BR> Eternal life is that life which begins immediately after death. It will have no end. It will be preceded for each person by a particular judgment at the hands of Christ who is the Judge of the living and the dead. This particular judgement will be confirmed in the final judgment. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1020, 1051 <BR> <BR> 208. What is the particular judgment? <BR> <BR> It is the judgment of the immediate retribution which each one after de... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:36:20 EST Catechism in a Year 204. What is the relationship between the Resurrection of Christ and our resurrection? <BR> <BR> Just as Christ is truly risen from the dead and now lives forever, so he himself will raise everyone on the last day with an incorruptible body: "Those who have done good will rise to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation" (John 5:29). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 998, 1002-1003 <BR> <BR> 205. What happens to our body and our soul after deat... Tue, 9 May 2017 00:26:23 EST Catechism in a Year 168. Who belongs to the Catholic Church? <BR> <BR> All human beings in various ways belong to or are ordered to the Catholic unity of the people of God. Fully incorporated into the Catholic Church are those who, possessing the Spirit of Christ, are joined to the Church by the bonds of the profession of faith, the sacraments, ecclesiastical government and communion. The baptized who do not enjoy full Catholic unity are in a certain, although imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church. <BR>... Mon, 8 May 2017 00:24:12 EST Catechism in a Year 145. What does the Spirit do in the Church? <BR> <BR> The Spirit builds, animates and sanctifies the Church. As the Spirit of Love, he restores to the baptized the divine likeness that was lost through sin and causes them to live in Christ the very life of the Holy Trinity. He sends them forth to bear witness to the Truth of Christ and he organizes them in their respective functions so that all might bear "the fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 733-741, 74... Sun, 7 May 2017 20:21:53 EST My fitbit I got it Jan 29 UGh Dislike it but needed it since spark isnt working any more.. I called support today because It wont sync . since yesterday .. I replace this zip with 7 batteries since Jan Its not tracking all my steps .. I called support today and she told me to open the back and take out the battery I did ,, told me to put the battery back and fitbit died again ,,, she asked when I replace the battery told her last Wed I think ..... Sat, 6 May 2017 23:43:25 EST Catechism in a Year 202. What is the meaning of the term "body" (or "flesh") and what importance does it have? <BR> <BR> The resurrection of the flesh is the literal formulation in the Apostles Creed for the resurrection of the body. The term "flesh" refers to humanity in its state of weakness and mortality. "The flesh is the hinge of salvation" (Tertullian). We believe in God the Creator of the flesh; we believe in the Word made flesh in order to redeem flesh; and we believe in the resurrection of flesh which ... Sat, 6 May 2017 00:36:42 EST Catechism in a Year 200. How are sins remitted? <BR> <BR> The first and chief sacrament for the forgiveness of sins in Baptism. For those sins committed after Baptism, Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance through which a baptized person is reconciled with God and with the Church. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 876-980, 984-985 <BR> <BR> 201. Why does the Church have the power to forgive sins? <BR> <BR> The Church has the mission and the power to forgive sins because Christ himself has... Fri, 5 May 2017 00:23:44 EST Catechism in a Year 198. What kind of devotion is directed to the holy Virgin? <BR> <BR> It is a singular kind of devotion which differs essentially from the cult of adoration given only to the Most Holy Trinity. This special veneration directed to Mary finds particular expression in the liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and in Marian prayers such as the holy Rosary which is a compendium of the whole Gospel. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 971 <BR> <BR> 199. In what way is the Blessed Virgin Mar... Thu, 4 May 2017 00:31:54 EST Catechism in a Year 196. In what sense is the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of the Church? <BR> <BR> The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church in the order of grace because she gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God, the Head of the body which is the Church. When he was dying on the cross Jesus gave his mother to his disciple with the words, "Behold your mother" (John 19:27). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 963-964, 973 <BR> <BR> 197. How does the Virgin Mary help the Church? <BR> <BR> After the Ascen... Wed, 3 May 2017 00:33:31 EST Catechism in a Year 194. What is the meaning of the "communion of saints"? <BR> <BR> This expression indicates first of all the common sharing of all the members of the Church in holy things (sancta): the faith, the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, the charisms, and the other spiritual gifts. At the root of this communion is love which "does not seek its own interests" (1 Corinthians 13:5) but leads the faithful to "hold everything in common" (Acts 4:32), even to put one's own material goods at the service... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:21:05 EST Pope John VI Pope from October 30, 701 - January 11, 705 <BR> Died: January 11, 705 <BR> <BR> Give me the scoop on John VI. <BR> Born at Ephesus around the year 655, John VI was elected almost two months after the death of St. Sergius I. Due to the declining Byzantine Empire, territories in and around Rome were attacked by Gisulf, a duke of the Lombard Kingdom. John VI, being a savvy and resourceful man, was able to persuade Gisulf to go bother someone else by sending priests to his camp and paying ranso... Mon, 1 May 2017 00:32:01 EST Sunday Hello and and hope everyone had a great Sunday .. I had my husband home a little over 24 hours today and he did a lot did my fathers lawn , planted and till for his veggie garden and planted the dogwood tree.. <BR> <BR> I knit and finish my sweater pictures to come ..just busy with things that have to be done today laundry and etc .. talk later bye Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:01:53 EST Catechism in a Year 192. What is the consecrated life? <BR> <BR> The consecrated life is a state of life recognized by the Church. It is a free response to a special call from Christ by which those consecrated give themselves completely to God and strive for the perfection of charity moved by the Holy Spirit. This consecration is characterized by the practice of the evangelical counsels. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 914-916, 944 <BR> <BR> 193. What can the consecrated life give to the mission of the Church... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:31:26 EST Catechism in a Year 190. How does the laity participate in the prophetic office? <BR> <BR> They participate in it by welcoming evermore in faith the Word of Christ and proclaiming it to the world by the witness of their lives, their words, their evangelizing action, and by catechesis. This evangelizing action acquires a particular efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 904-907, 942 <BR> <BR> 191. How do they participate in the kingly off... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:33:26 EST Catechism in a Year 188. What is the vocation of the lay faithful? <BR> <BR> The lay faithful have as their own vocation to seek the Kingdom of God by illuminating and ordering temporal affairs according to the plan of God. They carry out in this way their call to holiness and to the apostolate, a call given to all the baptized. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 897-900, 940 <BR> <BR> 189. How do the lay faithful participate in the priestly office of Christ? <BR> <BR> They participate in it especially in the Eu... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:42:47 EST Catechism in a Year 185. When is the infallibility of the Magisterium exercised? <BR> <BR> Infallibility is exercised when the Roman Pontiff, in virtue of his office as the Supreme Pastor of the Church, or the College of Bishops, in union with the Pope especially when joined together in an Ecumenical Council, proclaim by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals. Infallibility is also exercised when the Pope and Bishops in their ordinary Magisterium are in agreement in proposing a doctrine as de... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:38:47 EST Catechism in a Year 182. What is the mission of the Pope? <BR> <BR> The Pope, Bishop of Rome and the Successor of Saint Peter, is the perpetual, visible source and foundation of the unity of the Church. He is the vicar of Christ, the head of the College of bishops and pastor of the universal Church over which he has by divine institution full, supreme, immediate, and universal power. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 880-882, 936-937 <BR> <BR> 183. What is the competence of the college of bishops? <BR> <BR> The... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:38:54 EST Catechism in a Year 170. What is the bond that exists between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions? <BR> <BR> There is a bond between all peoples which comes especially from the common origin and end of the entire human race. The Catholic Church recognizes that whatever is good or true in other religions comes from God and is a reflection of his truth. As such it can prepare for the acceptance of the Gospel and act as a stimulus toward the unity of humanity in the Church of Christ. <BR> <BR> Further... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:27:18 EST Catechism in a Year 2. Why must the Church proclaim the Gospel to the whole world? <BR> <BR> The Church must do so because Christ has given the command: "God therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). The missionary mandate of the Lord has its origin in the eternal love of God who has sent his Son and the Holy Spirit because "he desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:42:04 EST Catechism in a Year 179. Why did Christ institute an ecclesiastical hierarchy? <BR> <BR> Christ instituted an ecclesiastical hierarchy with the mission of feeding the people of God in his name and for his purpose gave it authority. The hierarchy is formed of sacred ministers,; bishops, priests, and deacons. Thanks to the sacrament of Orders, bishops and priests act in the exercise of their ministry in the name and person of Christ the Head. Deacons minister to the people of God in the diakonia (service) of word... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:56:45 EST Catechism in a Year 177. Who are the faithful? <BR> <BR> The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ's priestly, prophetic and royal office in their own manner, they are called to exercise the mission which God has entrusted to the Church. There exists a true equality among them in their dignity as children of God. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 871-... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:25:10 EST Catechism in a Year 174. Why is the Church apostolic? <BR> <BR> The Church is apostolic in her origin because she has been built on "the foundation of the Apostles" (Ephesians 2:20). She is apostolic in her teaching which is the same as that of the Apostles. She is apostolic by reason of her structure insofar as she is taught, sanctified, and guided until Christ returns by the Apostles through their successors who are the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 857,869 ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:47:07 EST Quote of the Day UGH I cant get the photo done <BR> <BR> <BR> " the perfect response to God's Blessins has two parts : First, be grateful ; second , Share your blessings with others." <BR> <BR> <BR> I get these on facebook from my church thought I would share Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:03:16 EST HI With Lent ending need to find something I want to learn about and share .. Thank you all of you who read my blogs Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:42:37 EST He is risen Happy Easter Hallelujah, He has Risen!! Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> We hope you have had a great Lenten journey this year that has made your Easter morning a joyful one. We congratulate you in completing this Lenten journey with us, and we hope you have a very happy and Holy Easter Sunday. Go forth and proclaim the Gospel of the Lord! Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:03:02 EST Day 40 of Lent: Day 40 of Lent: Holy Saturday <BR> <BR> Holy Saturday is a day of waiting for the Lord's Resurrection. As you wait today, think about the past 40 days - today is the last of the 40 day Lenten observation. How was your Lent this year? Did you spend these past 40 days strengthening your relationship with Christ? <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Read and meditate on a Gospel passage telling of Christ's Resurrection. <BR> Matthew 28:1-10New International Version (NIV) <BR> <B... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:27:05 EST Day 39 of Lent: Good Friday ay 39 of Lent: Good Friday <BR> Good Friday is the day we observe Christ's passion and death on the cross. Many churches hold Good Friday services, and this traditionally is a day of fasting - no meat and only eating one full meal for the day. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Go to your church's Good Friday Services. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:34:47 EST Day 38 of Lent: Holy Thursday Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries. <BR> <BR> Holy Thursday commemorates Jesus washing the feet of his disciples (Maundy) and the Passover (Last) Supper he took with the disciples. It is also the start of the Easter Triduum (the three days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday), the three days which celebrate the last days of Christ and His ultimate sacrifice for us and the whole world. ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:48:55 EST Day 37 of Lent: Day 37 of Lent: Spy Wednesday <BR> <BR> Today is known as Good Wednesday, Spy Wednesday, and Holy and Great Wednesday. Spy Wednesday comes from the tradition that this is the day the Pharisees spied on Christ and sought to have him arrested. The names Good Wednesday and Holy and Great Wednesday comes from the tradition of Catholic and Orthodox Christians going to confession -- or Holy Unction for Orthodox Christians -- to prepare for Easter. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:15:38 EST Day 36 of Lent Day 36 of Lent: Is your lamp lit? <BR> <BR> The season of Lent helps us to prepare our hearts and minds for Christ. Like the Gospel Passage in Luke... <BR> <BR> "Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himse... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:01:32 EST Day 35 of Lent: <BR> Today marks the start of Holy Week, the week where we prepare for the death of our Lord and His Resurrection. What are your plans for this week? Are you attending any services? <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Plan out your Holy Week. What can you attend or do to grow closer to Christ? <BR> <BR> I always go the holy THursday services and Good Fri too Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:28:58 EST Catechism in a Year 157. Who is the Head of this body? <BR> <BR> Christ "is the Head of the body, the Church" (Colossians 1:18). The Church lives from him, in him and for him. Christ and the Church make up the "whole Christ" (Saint Augustine); "Head and members form, as it were, one and the same mystical person" (Saint Thomas Aquinas). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 792-795, 807 <BR> <BR> <BR> 158. Why is the Church called the "Bride of Christ"? <BR> <BR> She is called the "Bride of Christ" because the Lord... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:20:02 EST Day 34 of Lent: Why the Easter bunny? <BR> <BR> The American tradition of the Easter bunny comes from the German folklore tradition of the "Easter Hare" - the bunny that would come bring the children who had been good during Lent their eggs instead of the children having to go out and find them. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Easter is only a week away! Is your soul prepared for Easter? Try to live this week focusing on preparing yourself for Sunday. <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Apr 2017 20:54:47 EST Day 33 of lent Day 33: Is our culture one of life? <BR> <BR> Christ died to give us life. Are we creating a culture of love and life? <BR> <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Pray today for a culture that respects life. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 00:59:18 EST Day 32 of Lent: Day 32 of Lent: Almost there! <BR> <BR> We're almost to Easter! How has your Lenten journey been this year? Even though Easter is near, it's never too late to devote yourself to your initial Lenten sacrifices. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Spend a few minutes on how you can improve the last few days of Lent, preparing your heart for Easter. <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:40:06 EST Day 31 of Lent Day 31 of Lent: Easter Baskets <BR> <BR> In the 16th century, children in Germany would turn looking for eggs to eat on Easter into a game. When the German immigrants came to America, they brought with them this custom which turned into an American Easter tradition. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> What Lenten and Easter traditions can your family start to make sure your home is focusing on Christ throughout the Lenten and Easter season? Feel free to add a comment and shar... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:49:14 EST Day 30 of Lent: Day 30 of Lent: They did what in the Middle Ages? <BR> <BR> In the Middle Ages, eggs became a symbol for the tomb of Christ. On Easter morning, Christians would carry eggs that they would then tap against the eggs of other Christians, symbolizing Christ breaking from his tomb in the Resurrection. <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Contemplate how you can carry over some of the extra prayers of sacrifices you have been making during Lent into your daily life after Easter. <BR... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:39:56 EST Day 29 of Lent Day 29 of Lent: What's the best thing you've done for Lent? <BR> <BR> What's the best thing you've ever done for Lent? Add a comment and share with us! <BR> <BR> LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: <BR> <BR> Pray for someone who has annoyed or angered you recently. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:42:34 EST