The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial–June 20, 2020
“Blessed is the Virgin Mary who kept the word of God and pondered it in her heart.”
Source: USCCB.org Luke, chapter 2:19
For Parents to Teach to Their Children
Hello Families, Today is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a perfect day to reflect on Mary’s faith, love, courage and strength, as the mother of the Son of God, Jesus. Let’s celebrate Mary through art on this day. I always think of hearts and flowers as symbols for her. Here are some heart and flower art projects that can be done with whatever art supplies you have on hand. The white small heart inside the outer heart, on the painting below, was a lucky find. I used a paper towel that is the type you’d find at a gas station (thanks to shortage of regular paper towels during Covid 19) to blot excess paint off the “heart” from the Sacred Heart of Jesus painting, that was made yesterday. It made a perfect print, so I let it dry, cut it out, then pasted it onto the painting. It looks like lace! Let your imagination take flight. Enjoy the day. Connie Goldin
Our Art Gallery
The Immaculate Heart of Mary in Watercolor and Markers
I used large-size coffee filters like the ones used in commercial coffee makers. You can use the regular size, “Mr. Coffee” basket type filter, as well. I dribbled liquid watercolor paint onto the coffee filters, which I had on a paper plate to catch the extra paint. Regular “dry-cake” watercolors work fine, too. The coffee filters dry very quickly. When dry, paint or smear glue on the flip side of the painted filter. Press down with the palms of the hands to glue onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used Mod Podge but any white school glue works well. When completely dry, use a Sharpie or other permanent marker pens, to draw the heart inside, or outside, the circle. I cut up the blue-painted coffee filter to make a heart for the pink heart shown in the gallery. Add flowers or a heart at the top to represent a symbol of Mary. I embellished the red around the heart, with a fine tip black marker and a white gel fine tipped pen (any other color fine tipped marker will do). Here is what the process looks like:
Please Note: I purchase all my supplies, such as those highlighted above, from Amazon.com and SundaySchoolUpdates.com is a labor of love.
Here are some additional flower and heart ideas to celebrate Mary:
Gospel Luke, chapter 2:41-51
“Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
and when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
but his parents did not know it.
Thinking that he was in the caravan,
they journeyed for a day
and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
but not finding him,
they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions,
and all who heard him were astounded
at his understanding and his answers.
When his parents saw him,
they were astonished,
and his mother said to him,
‘Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.’
And he said to them,
‘Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’
But they did not understand what he said to them.
He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them;
and his mother kept all these things in her heart.”
A Paper Cut and Paste Mosaic of “Jesus Teaching in the Temple”