Joy of Love Moms Group
The Joy of Love Moms Group is a family ministry lead by moms! The group’s mission is to
empower parish moms to bring their families together to play, pray, serve and grow in our Catholic
faith together. Activities include: Sunday morning playground ministry after the 9:30 AM Mass; Family
faith formation activities; Bible study/spiritual reading group activities; Women and Family Retreats;
Service projects for families; and Leadership opportunities within the ministry. Contact Jakki Pucheu
Good morning, Ladies! I hope that your new school year has hit a steady, joyful rhythm. I am so grateful for you and the community of support we have built--and continue to build-- for our families. Regardless of how we do "mom," we respect and support one another on this mutual journey of motherhood. Your encouragement, inspiration, and example bless our families so much. Thank you for all you do!
I am excited about the activities available to us this week. As always, these are intended only to enrich your family lives, never to overwhelm or overschedule them! So, join in when it works for you.
First Friday Mass to Honor the Sacred Heart. Come join us this Friday, September 3 at 8 am to spend an honor in gratitude for Jesus' love for us and all humanity. For those families with homeschooled children or anyone who can free up at this time on a school day, the kids/teens have the opportunity to alter serve or lector at this mass each month! Please let me know if your family would like to volunteer. The Sacred Heart tradition began in the 17th Century in response to visions received by Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque wherein Jesus showed the intensity of his burning love for humanity, and his gift of that same steadfast love into Saint Margaret Mary's own heart. If ever convenient for you, join us in responding to his invitation to set aside an hour to adore His amazing divine love.
Soul Core comes to Fresno! I am excited to announce that our parish will offer a monthly SoulCore class at 7:30 am on the First Saturday of each month starting September 4. For the time being, we will meet outside in the Courtyard by the Chapel. We hope to grow a SoulCore community at our parish, joining together for an hour once a month to pray the rosary through movement. This amazing transformative prayer strengthens our bodies, minds, and souls as we reflect on the virtues and mysteries of the rosary as well as scripture and spiritual writings. The movements range from push ups, stretching, core work, to Pilates exercises. Bring an exercise mat and, if you'd like, some small hand weights. For those of you who are unfamiliar with SoulCore, check it out at soulcore.com. We hope to see you there!
Playground Fellowship and Saints Adventure. This Sunday, September 5 after the 9:30 mass, we will continue our Playground Fellowship out on the playground west of the Chapel. We will play games and connect with one another for the first 20 minutes and then those who are interested will be invited to spend 20-30 minutes starting out on our Saints Adventure through Early Modern North America. This month, we will be reading Blessed Marie of New France and learning about Saint Marie of the Incarnation, a brave 17th-century woman who left her life in France and sailed to Canada to start the first North American school. The whole family is welcome as we learn and grow together in our faith.