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Sunday, March 17, 2013

~ Saint Patrick's Day ~

Bringing out the GREEN...Inside & Out:

UPDATE:  Part of our family tradition is to make a visit to our local Fire station, which Hosts a Pancake Breakfast for St. Patrick's Day...we have participated in this fundraiser since Conductor was a little guy.  All three still very much enjoy going to the station and having the firemen serve GREEN pancakes!  Then we take a picture of our children in front of the various fire trucks they have on display...Little Lamb was the only one to climb into the cab of the big truck this year. 
I like to keep my children's anonymity here for the time being...I'm a weirdo that way. :o)


It helps to have everything in it's own container...although, I do need to update with some teen friendly reading...

A little something for my First Communion Class who made their First Confession on St. Patrick's Feast Day...These wonderful note cards were from Paper Dali.  I found a couple sheets that I had printed already in my March file...so I only needed to print out one more sheet.

Pot o' Gold
Hubby makes an incredible Corned Beef and cabbage dinner...
While dinner cooked, we sat the porch and listened to Irish tunes on Pandora...



St. Patrick's Breastplate: 
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.
I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.
I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
(prayer found at Our Catholic Prayers)

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