Central to Jesus' new Kingdom is the establishment of his mom, Mary, as his Queen and the Apostle Peter (and his successors - the Popes) as the "al-bayit" or his right hand man. In this lesson, we will explore how Jesus, in fulfillment of David's Kingdom, intends to create these essential roles in his Church from the very beginning and how they continue in these roles until today.

From Our Spiritual Director ✝

Thursdays Reflection


Acts 3:11-26Psalm 8:2a & 5, 6-7, 8-9Luke 24:35-48

Today, the disciples of Jesus recount how they recognized the risen Christ in the breaking of the bread and that “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” As this is recalled Jesus appears to them and says, “Peace be with you.” The disciples were terrified. "How can this be?" they ask. Each person must have wondered if the others were seeing what they were seeing. They were so skeptical that Jesus finally says look at me, touch me, recall that a ghost does not have bone and flesh as I have.

Once they recognize Jesus, they are amazed and overjoyed. The loss of Jesus in their midst had been terribly difficult. Not only did they wonder if they believed in someone who was not true, but that if it had been true Jesus was now not present to them.

As we continue through our Easter journey, we recognize that we seem to have lost Jesus in the ability to receive him in the Eucharist. We must remember that Spiritual Communion, our desire to be with Jesus at this most sacred time of the year unites us to Christs saving power for us!

His resurrection is our resurrection! We will see him face to face in the Heavenly Kingdom!


Fr. John

Weekly Challenge 🙌

Our new contest this week is "Acting Out!" Just for fun, we're challenging our families to an acting contest. Choose a story from the bible (or elsewhere), create costumes, props, a set, a script, or anything else you like to make your story pop. Then act it out! Record the production and share it with us! Check out Steve's family demonstration.

Use this form to submit videos and/or photos of your production.

Winner will be announced Friday, April 17th.

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Elementary (Grades 1-4)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Mealtime Prayers & Night Time Prayers

    • 5 mins - Praying for Others


The Main Points to Teach Your Child:


ns, the Second Coming, the Pope Ai-Bayit, will return the keys to Jesus.

      1. The Queen... In the Davidic kingdome, King Solomon's mother is the Queen, Bathsheba / Jesus' Queen is His mother, Mary--Queen of Heaven and of His Church on Earth.

Mary, Queen of Heaven and Jesus' Kingdom on Earth, His Church. Mary is highly honored, given authority by her Son, and a seat at His right hand. Mary hears our requests and asks her Son that our prayers be answered. Mary serves as her Son's intercessor. Mary is our Adovacte. Mary will defeat the Enemy who caused the problem of sin.

A Note from Julie:

Dear Parents,

I'm hoping that you are discovering moments joy in working your children at home, and that some of the initial stress thrusted upon you 5+ weeks ago has lessened. I hope you recognize occasions that may not have otherwise been possible under normal circumstances. Yes, I am an optomist, and cannot help but to be grateful for this time with my family, in a way that I would never have planned. To also have this opportunity to truly appreciate Jesus' sacrifice, in His Holy Presence, the Eucharist. I do believe absence makes the heart grow fonder.

"You made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rests in you" St. Augustine

God bless,

-Julie Sheridan

Additional Resources & Activities to do at Home



Middle School (Grades 5-8)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Basic Prayers

    • Ten Minutes of Silence

      • Intercessions

      • Thanksgiving

      • Reading the Bible


The Main Points that need to be learned or taught from this lesson

  1. Have a basic understanding of David's Kingdom

  2. Be able to explain how Jesus fulfill's David's Kingdom

    • Jesus as King - David as King

    • 12 Apostles - 12 Tribes

    • Queen Mother

    • Al Bayit

  3. Understand Mary and Peter (and future Popes) role within this Kingdom

Find a list of all these prayers here.

High School (Grades 9-12)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find a list of all these prayers here.



See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


  • Basic Prayers

    • A list of all these prayers are here.

For those new to prayer

  • First 10 mins - Talk to God

For those more experienced in prayer



Watch the faith formation resource video below to learn more about your faith.

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

- Matthew 16:19