A very ancient art, practiced at one time by all Christians, is the technique known as lectio divina – a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures which enables the Bible, the Word of God, to become a means of union with God. Learn more about it as part of our Advanced Catholic Prayers
Saint Patrick Religious Education is pleased to be able to offer all our families a free copy of Catholic Prayers for Catholic Families. This booklet includes short chapters on Understanding Prayer, Learning How to Pray, and Catholic Prayers & Devotions. Also inside are the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and changes from the new Roman Missal.
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The Jesse Tree represents the family tree, or genealogy of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God’s salvation plan, beginning with creation and continuing through the Old Testament, to the coming of the Messiah. The name comes from Isaiah 11:1, “But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.”
Look for the Jesse Tree filled with ornaments colored by the sixth graders in Church this week and feel free to take one home with you after Mass has ended.
Can you guess what each image above represents? Click “Read More” for the answers.
Jesus is Flower of Jesse: Isaiah 11:1-3
Joseph, father of Jesus Matt. 1:18-25
Joseph: Gen. 37:23-28; 45:3-15
Jacob: Gen. 25:1-34; 28:10-15
Mary, mother of Jesus Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
Adam and Eve. Gen. 2:7-9, 18-24
Moses: Exodus 2:1-10
Abraham: Gen. 12:1-3
Samuel: 1 Sam. 3:1-18
Jesse: 1 Sam. 16:1-13
Solomon: Kings 3:5-14, 16-28
Jesus is Emmanuel: Isaiah 7:14; 33:22