03 December 2008

Show and Tell!

Hey Villagers,

At Village this Sunday we will be talking about Mother Mary- her role in the Church, and her role as our Mother. In gratitude to all of our Mothers, who listen to our silly stories- we will be having Show and Tell! Even pets are allowed if accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given for: Most Surprising, Largest, Most Furry, and Most Ridiculous. Start planning now, friends!

Also- the Village is considering the idea of hosting a study hour Monday or Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm here at the Church. It would be a time for Villagers and their friends to stop by, do some homework, watch some TV, listen to music, chat, and have a snack. Would you be interested? Would you come? Head to www.findthevillage.blogspot.com to vote. :)

God Bless!


The Village News December 3rd, 2008


Village 12/7 -Show and Tell
Sunday December 7th, we will be talking about Mother Mary! In gratitude to all of our Mothers, who listen to our silly stories- we will be having Show and Tell! You are allowed to bring anything except dead animals and items that are sexually explicit or related to drugs/alcohol. :) Pets are allowed if accompanied by an adult.

Your Vote Counts!
The Village is considering the idea of hosting a study hour Monday or Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm here at the Church. It would be a time for Villagers and their friends to stop by, do some homework, watch some TV, listen to music, chat, and have a snack. Would you be interested? Would you come?

Communication
Check us out online at www.findthevillage.com! Youth Minister Beth Montgomery can be reached at St Thomas at 761-8606. For emergencies or other things of an immediate nature you can reach her on her cell, 545 0827. If she misses it, leave a message- she checks them regularly!

Questions of the Week
-If everything depends on free will, what good does prayer do, especially on important things (like the Election)?
-Catholics are supposed to practice chastity, but do most people actually do that? What is the percent that do/don't, and why is it so important?

4 comments:

Minni-Mo-moved said...

Good questions! what are the answers?

My new YG is decorating our rectory/parish house this weekend!

mr. peters the younger said...

I believe the answer to the latter question was in last week's post. As to the former question though, maybe it's awaiting an answer from one of us?


For a short answer, I might say that, while people have free will and nothing can override it, what prayer does is it doesn't "make" a person do a certain action, but it does provide a prompting (sent by God) that encourages them to act a certain way. So prayer doesn't force actions, but can still cause certain outcomes.

I'm not sure whether that's exactly right, anyone care to comment?

Minni-Mo-Moved said...

that sounds correct to me.
Prayer can help us and those we are praying for decide what the right thing to do is.
And even if it doesn't turn out how we want it to, we should still keep praying that something good will come from it!

DucInAltumBeth said...

All pretty good answers! :)