Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Ascension of the Lord & Our Lady of Fatima

Today we had a "dual" celebration!  We celebrated both The Ascension of The Lord and the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima...It was glorious fun!   Our activity list, with links, is listed at the end of this post.  
A Blessed Ascension to All!
After some of our family attended daily Mass this morning, we decorated our outdoor fort like heaven!  We used all of the white sheets we could find!  It was a "heavenly" way to start the day...
Today's Gospel~ "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy."~John 16:20
"You heard me say, I am going away and I am coming back to you."~John 14:28~
"As the disciples were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight"~Acts 1:9~
"Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking in the sky?  The Lord will return, just as you have seen him ascend, alleluia." ~Acts 1:11~
This was the setting for our Ascension Lunch
~Decorating the lunch table to include Our Lady~
We decorated in heavenly whites
~We suspended the Jesus Ascension Coloring pages for effect~

~Fatima Pardon Prayer (see link below) was our Grace, later serving as a book marker~
Our Lunch Menu:

Ascension Cloud Pizza
Miracle of the Sun Fatima Fruit Platter
Cloud Cookies 
For Dessert:  Ascension Sundaes
Kids made the Ascension Cloud Pizza
Mom made the Miracle of the Sun Fatima Fruit Platter(with help from Dad the night before!)

Cloud (Vanilla Meringue) Cookies
~Bought from Trader Joe's~
Ascension Sundaes for dessert:
Vanilla Ice Cream=Mt. of Olives
Chocolate Syrup=The trails from the mountain
Whipped Cream & Mini Marshmallows=The Clouds on top of the Mountain
The topper=Jesus Ascending to Heaven
More photos of fun.....
Angel Baby LOVES fruit!
Guess who ate the marshmallow clouds for the cloud craft???
Here is a list of our activities with linked resources:

~Morning Mass~
(Some of the family)
Ascension Re-enactment
 (Reading of today's Gospel of John & Acts 1-11)
Ascension Coloring to decorate the table
(This became our Ascension Lunch Blessing and Grace)
Ascension Lunch with Miracle of The Sun Fatima Fruit Platter
Evening Prayer will be~ Novena to the Holy Spirit
To prepare for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, we used some of these resources:
Reading about Our Lady of Fatima & here also
DVD viewing of The Day the Sun Danced

"As sailors are guided by a star to the port, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary."
St. Thomas Aquinas
O Jesus, I love you!

~Let us live in joyful expectation of his return in glory!~


  1. just beautiful. what a wonderful day filled with many lessons. thanks for sharing. I'd not heard of the pizza idea before-- awesome.

  2. What an amazing day!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiration!!!
    Many Blessings,


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