MAY 12th, 2019
4th Sunday of Easter
“My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me.”
This past Fall I began a new activity called Bible Quizzing. This is an activity for youth to study the bible and have fun doing it.
Every month one or more chapters of the bible are studied, and then the kids have a “Quiz”, which is like a game-show style contest where they compete against one another to try to answer questions about the bible verses they have studied.
When I was growing up, I participated in Bible Quizzing from 6th grade through 11th grade. Although it was challenging to dedicate myself to studying the assigned bible verses every day, it was also very rewarding since it is studying God’s word. Participating in Bible Quizzing gave me a great knowledge and appreciation of the bible. I still today have many bible verses memorized because of my involvement in Quizzing.
I wanted to organize a Bible Quizzing team here in Lonsdale and so I began this year by inviting our homeschool families to participate, and I have been very happy with their effort and the fun we have had. Next year, I would like to be able to expand this to include other children from the parish.
I want to invite you all to attend our final Bible Quiz of the year, next Saturday, May 18th, at 10am in the church basement.
I would especially like to invite families with children in grades 3-12 who would like more information about possibly joining the team next year to come and watch this final Quiz to get a sense of what it is all about. Or, please talk to me if you would like more information.
Lighthouse CD for May
This month’s Lighthouse CD is The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture by Dr. Scott Hahn.
Drawing on his roots as a Protestant minister, Dr. Scott Hahn responds to key misunderstandings about the Virgin Mary. This captivating presentation explains the biblical and historical basis for the Church’s teachings that the Virgin Mary is the New Eve and the Queen of Heaven.
Scott Hahn is one of my favorite speakers and teachers. His insights never cease to amaze and impress me. If you want to grow in your love and appreciation for Mary, then I highly encourage you to listen to this wonderful CD.
If it would be easier for you to listen to this (or any other Lighthouse CD talk) as an MP3, rather than on CD, please talk to me.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke