Faith

PRAYER during COVID-19
Places of worship re-opened for the weekend of June 20, 2020 at 30% capacity and public health measures in place.   If you cannot go to church and would like to participate in Mass or pray the rosary, please go to Salt and Light Media and check the schedule.  You can live stream the Catholic TV channel.  Daily Mass is broadcast in English, French, Italian and Spanish and the rosary is prayed in English and French from Europe and North America.
 
The bottom of the page also has links to hymns that our students have heard or sung.

Faith/ La Foi /ሃይማኖት 

Meditation has been a form of prayer that has existed for centuries.   October is the month of the Rosary.  Sometimes we focus so much on how to pray the rosary that we can overlook that the rosary is a meditation on major events in the life of Jesus.  These events are divided into four themes called mysteries. 

 

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

  1. The Annunciation (Angel Gabriel visits Mary)
  2. The Visitation (Mary visits Elizabeth)
  3. The Nativity (Jesus is born)
  4. The Presentation at the Temple
  5. Finding Jesus in the Temple at Age 12

 

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

  1. The Baptism in the Jordan (Jesus goes to John the Baptist and is baptized by the Holy Spirit)
  2. The Wedding at Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The Transfiguration (Jesus is transformed in front of three disciples)
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist (Last Supper)

 

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday)

  1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
  4. Jesus Carries the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion

 

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday)

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus
  2. The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  5. Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The “Hail Mary” is the main meditation prayer of the rosary:

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,

The Lord is with the

Blessed art thou amongst women

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners

Now and at the hour of our death.  Amen

 

Je Vous Salue Marie

Je vous salue Marie, pleine de grâce

Le Seigneur et avec vous

Vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes

Et Jésus, le fruit de vos entrailles est béni

Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu,

priez pour nous pécheurs

Maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort. Amen

 

Instructions on how to pray the rosary can be found at http://www.how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com/rosary-guide.html

 

 

 

Halloween has Christian origins.  Halloween is the abbreviation of “All Hallows’ Eve” or the eve of All Saints Day (November 1).  November 2 is All Souls Day. 

HYMNS
Click on the title to open the youtube page with the music.
 
Hymns about the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Traditional Hymns
This Little Light of Mine (different actions than our students know, same fun!)     Christ be Our Light          Be Not Afraid      Lord of the Dance
 
Praise and Worship Songs
 
Gospel Songs