Sunday, October 9, 2016

My Sunday Best: Zombies and Guitar Solos

Wow it has been awhile since I have had the time to linkup with My Sunday Best! I have missed this great linkup so much. It is always nice to reminisce on a great Sunday, especially like the one we had today! Religious education, a great homily about ZOMBIES (yes, you read that correctly, I'll share more later in this post) and Goalie rocking solos with his mini guitar he bought at the Dollar Tree. 


Here is a picture of what I wore today. Its not a great picture because I couldn't find the selfie-stick in the messy house so this was the best I could do today. White blouse, black leggings with a black skirt and black boots. It's been chilly in the mornings lately so I was bundled up!



I have volunteered to be a Catechist at our church and today was my second Sunday teaching Little Man's class. We are having a great time and I have some great ideas to really get the kids involved in their faith. As of right now, I have separated the class into teams and as we progress through lessons each team can earn points and I am keeping a running tally until the end of the religious education school year and the winning team will get a prize! Obviously I will be gifting all the kids something but the team with the most points will get something a little extra. If you are a fellow Catechist keep a look out for the upcoming My Sunday Best posts that I will try to share some ideas and teaching ideas that we can use throughout the year. I also wouldn't mind if you all have ideas or suggestions you would like to share with me!



After classes we headed straight to Mass. It came to my attention that Goalie snuck in his toy guitar he purchased at the Dollar Tree yesterday. When I say he snuck in his toy... he really did. My son put his toy inside his jacket and zipped it up and didn't unzip it until after Mass had started. I honestly didn't know what to do when I saw the guitar. I tried to get him to give it to me but then I triggered an emotional response of anger. Goalie struggles with his emotions so the only thing I could do was compromise. He could play the guitar while the songs were played but when it was "listening" time he had to put it in my purse. It worked pretty well and Goalie rocked out during the songs. He sang, dance and played his little guitar. Several people thought it was cute but I was on pins and needles all Mass hoping he wasn't disturbing anyone. 

To make Mass even more more exciting, our priest gave an amazing Homily today! He pulled the congregation into it by talking about Zombies. He explained that zombies are humans that have contracted a disease that makes their bodies numb. Numb to pain and possible loss of limbs (that was a joke). The body itself cannot work the way that it once had worked before. He then explained that this "zombie" virus works much like leprosy. One of the readings and the Gospel today discussed this disease. 

First Reading: Second Kings 5:14-17
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

The boys actually listened really well today... for obvious reasons. Zombies and Leprosy actually both spiked their interest because my boys like creepy things, like zombies and leprosy intrigues them because their Papa D's (Grandpa) name day saint is Saint Damien of Molokai.

I hope you all are enjoying this amazing day the Lord has made with your families! Time to clean and get ready for work for me tonight. I am enjoying the smell of chili in the slow cooker filling my home. 

God Bless!

6 comments:

  1. With a title like that, I couldn't resist reading! :)

    I'm giving you the mom sign from across the country for the way you handled the guitar situation. I wouldn't have been so creative.

    I look forward to any teaching tips you pass along!

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    1. Thank you! The inclusion of Zombies and Guitars definitely made today a Sunday to remember! I appreciate the mom sign too because I am sure my the expressions on my face gave away that I did not know how to handle this situation today. I was so relieved when we got into the car today after Mass lol

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  2. Oh my goodness I can't believe he snuck in a guitar!!! Your compromise sounds like the only way to go - I know my kids would spend the entirety of Mass throwing a fit if they tried something like that... now you'll just have to do pat downs before you leave the house for Mass;)

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    1. I hear you there! I am always astounded by some of the things my kids think up...like sneaking a guitar into mass! But I was glad the compromise kept him in decent spirits and hopefully was entertaining for some... I know our priest winked at us as we scurried out of the Chapel. Pat downs will become a norm I think! lol

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  3. I love the tie-in of zombies, leprosy, and faith!!

    And, I love your compromise on the guitar. I bet your son didn't disturb anyone - aside from the cuteness factor!

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    1. I loved how our priest tied all that together too. We are blessed with a priest that really has a unique and special way with connecting with people through his Homilies.

      Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you for visiting!

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