Catholic Family Vignettes

A collage of literary snapshots from the life of a large traditional Catholic family


November 2, 2007

The Rocket Boys…

Ever since this movie, my boys have been fascinated by rockets. Thanks to a dear friend, Mr. Thomas Ryan, the boys have been the grateful recipient of a number of rockets. Big ones, small ones. Shiny metallic ones. Red, blue and pink ones.

We even have the Porta-Pot Shot.

Who knew blowing things up could be such fun! The first few times were rather frustrating. The soy fields were incredibly high. Many rockets were “eaten” by those fields. Since the harvest, the remains of several rockets have been recovered.

Which refueled the boys’ interest.

No more soy to contend with! The sky’s the limit! Onward and upward!

Needless to say, yesterday was a “blast”…here are my very own Rocket Boys:

Read about the “real” Rocket Boys here.

Feast Of All Souls

Let us remember the Holy Souls, who rely on us for prayers and sacrifices:

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great – A prayer which would release 1,000 souls from purgatory each time it is said.

“Eternal father, I offer you the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. – Amen”

V. Eternal rest grant unto them (him, her), O Lord.
R. And may perpetual light shine upon them (him, her).
V. May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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