For Parents To Teach To Their Children
Hello Parents. Art is a wonderful way to help children learn, understand and remember weekly readings in Church. I also recommend checking out Holy Heroes, Mass Prep and Quiz, that are available without cost through out the year.
The reading for Sunday has a great and special meaning to me. My son, Father William Goldin, asked me to read the passage below at his First Mass, the day after his ordination. I practiced saying all the difficult names of the cities that are in this passage; and read the passage many times over, out loud, to get it right. I got to read from a beautiful Ambo at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, in Southern California. It is a memory I will always cherish.
Have a lovely day tomorrow and listen carefully to all the names of different cities at the time Jesus lived and died. Perhaps you can read it out loud to your children. There are some places mentioned that are still vital today. Wear red to match the priest!
Mass during the Day”
“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”
Our Art Gallery
The Flame of the Holy Spirit
May 23, 2021
How to Make a Print
I used a bag of silver bubble wrap from cold food delivery, squirted liquid acrylic paints in “fire colors,” added some liquid glue, pressed sheets of watercolor paper on top, peeled off, repeated until all paint was transferred from the bubble wrap onto the paper. The two prints that follow are: #1 photo of print on watercolor paper, and #2 print on bubble wrap. This can be done with aluminum foil, too.