St. Benedict League of Chapter Picnic Day for Huynh Truong

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Agenda / Chuong Trinh

8:00AM – 8:30AMArrive / Sign In
8:30AM – 9:00AMHoly Mass with the Parish at Vietnamese Martyr Church
9:00AM – 9:30AMBreakfast
9:30AM – 10:30AMSinh Hoat
10:30AM – 11:00AMFather Kiet
11:00AM – 11:30AMSinh Hoat
11:30AM – 1:00PMLunch
1:00PM – 1:30PMPraise and Worship
1:30PM – 2:00PMDepart to Alley Cat, 2008 West Pleasant Road, Arlingon, Texas 76015
2:00PM – 4:00PMBowling and Extra Activity
4:00PM – 4:30PMDepart Back to Church
4:30PM – 5:30PMLight Snack / Sinh Hoat / Clean Up
6:00PMMass at Church

Registration: Please sign up through the chapters with names and number of how many will be attending. Everyone needs to sign waiver. Deadline for registration is Monday August 29, 2021
Who: Open to those in Eucharistic Youth Movement who are 18yo and older.
Where: Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church / Giáo Xứ Các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam. 801 E. Mayfield Rd., Arlington, Texas 76014. 817-466-0800
Cost: Free

Dress Code: Bring your neckerchief. Wear uniform if you attend mass.
In keeping with the Christian atmosphere at the church grounds, ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE MODEST & SHOULD NOT INCLUDE ANY MESSAGES THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE CATHOLIC FAITH. Things such as belly shirts, short shorts (shorts should be finger tip length), very low-rise jeans/pants for females (meaning bare midriff) athletic undershirts (“beaters”) and/or extremely baggy pants on males (meaning pants that are meant to fall off from the waist) are not permitted. Sleeveless shirts are to have straps at minimum of 2 fingers wide. In most cases a t-shirt on top of the clothing will make the “outfit” acceptably modest.

May Reflection

Top Three Reasons to Pray the Rosary

For some of us, May is the month of graduations, weddings, and summer planning.  For others, it is about Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day road trips.  For Pope Francis, he is asking us to pray the Rosary and ask our Blessed Mother’s intercession to help end the pandemic.

Why?

#3 For World Peace

“Continue praying the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only She can help you.” Our Lady of Fatima said said this Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in 1917. 

The Blessed Mother visited the children in Fatima, Portugal that May 13 and on October 13, there was a Miracle of the Sun. 

#2 To Know the Truth

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”  (Saint Louis de Montfort)

#1 Obtain Necessary Graces

“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary… Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” (St. Padre Pio)

And you do not need to pray the Rosary by yourself.  In answer to Pope Francis’ invitation, Marian shrines around the world are livestreaming a Rosary.  Enjoy the beauty of these centers of prayer and let us be united with each other!

Learn more about our Blessed Mother and the saint that gave us our greatest devotion to Mary.  Link

By Sr. Janine Vân Trần, CMR

December Reflection

About that Song

Christmas is almost here.  You have seen the decorations.  You have bought some gifts.  You are hoping for some gifts.  And perhaps you have heard that familiar song, O Come O Come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel….and your heart kind of pauses a bit.  I hope it does.  Because this song has imagery that sounds like Christmas:  lonely exile, gloomy clouds of night, sad divisions.  Or does it?

Who associates Christmas with “path to misery and death’s dark shadows”?   God does.  Because he promises to free us all from these troubles through the birth of his Son, Jesus Christ.  And this IS what we celebrate on Christmas Eve – the birth of our Victor, who will one day triumph over the powers of death and sin.

The verses in this song address Christ with seven magnificent Messianic titles, each based on an Old Testament prophecy.  Beginning on December 17th, these titles are found in the Church’s liturgy and are known as the “O” Antiphons.

December 17: O Wisdom or O Sapienta
December 18: O Lord and Ruler or O Adonai
December 19: O Root of Jesse or O Radix Jesse
December 20: O Key of David or O Clavis David
December 21: O Rising Dawn or Morning Star or O Oriens
December 22: O King of the Nations or O Rex Gentium
December 23: O Emmanuel (God-is-With-Us)

If you take the first letter of each of the Messianic titles, from ending to beginning:  Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia — they spell out the Latin words ERO CRAS, which means:  “Tomorrow, I will come.”

Tomorrow Christ will come.
Do you want him in your life?

Keep each other in prayer!

Sr. Janine Trần Ngọc Vân, CMR
Dòng Đức Mẹ Trinh Vương
[email protected] Van

P.S.
* Check out the lyrics to this beautiful Advent hymn: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/songs/285/o-come-o-come-emmanuel
* The sisters and I are having a virtual discernment retreat Thurs, Jan 07 – Sat, Jan 09 (7pm – 9pm CST). Join us! To register, email [email protected]