Thursday, Oct. 7, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
In honor of the story, I’d like to point you to a post that I did a couple of years ago that explains the origins of the feast – the Battle of Lepanto.
School’s about to start again (tomorrow for Sacred Heart; Friday for public schools), so I’m back from vacation. (By the way, CCD for classes start on Aug. 23, from 6:15-8:15 at the Family Life Center.)
I had a great time. My family took 9 days and drove to the Grand Canyon and back. Along the way, we visited:
The drive was LONG — plus/minus 3,400 miles. However, we made such frequent stops that it wasn’t bad at all. Sure, it took us longer than if we had simply flown to the Grand Canyon; but, we’d have missed all the other stuff along the way.
My only regret is that I didn’t stretch out the vacation two more days, so that I could have gone up from the Canyon to visit the Glen Canyon Dam and National Recreation Area; Monument Valley; and Four Corners. I guess there’s always next time.
About the Blog
I’m not going to be updating the blog as often as I had been doing. This is because – technically speaking – there won’t be a Ville Platte Catholic Youth Group anymore.
I’m still not clear what’s going to replace the group (such as it was), but whatever will exist will center around either Challenge (for girls) or Conquest (for guys).
So, check back maybe twice a week for updates and new posts.
Meanwhile, have a great school year.
VPCYG is going on vacation for the next 2 weeks or so, until school starts up again.
Check back for more information.
VPCYG will have its monthly Movie Night this Saturday, July 11, from 7:00-11:30 pm at the Family Life Center. As usual, we’ll have food, drinks, and snacks. We’ll also play Wii, sing Karaoke, and just have fun.
You need to vote for the movie we’ll watch. Here are your choices:
Knowing – A strange sci-fi story starring Nicholas Cage with some twists and turns. I can’t say more about it without giving away plot points. It got 3 stars at Christianity Today; the US Conference of Catholic Bishops calls it “ambitious” and “spectacular”.
New In Town – Lighthearted romantic comedy about a Florida gal (Renee Zellwegger) who heads up to cold Minnesota for a temporary job, but falls in love with a local guy. Christianity Today gave it 2.5 stars; while the USCCB calls it “endearing” and “refreshing”.
Valkyrie – World War II action thriller starring Tom Cruise about the true story of the assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler by German officers. Christianity Today gave it 3 stars; and the Catholic Bishops calls it “well-made” and “suspenseful”.
If you’d like to suggest another movie, you can write it in the poll box.