Fall 2015 - Episode 12: God In Your Pocket
"God’s relationship to his people comes before all of us, it comes from that time,” and thus, “in this sense, our thoughts go first, with gratitude, to those who have gone before us and who welcomed us into the Church. No one becomes a Christian by himself! Is this clear? Nobody becomes a Christian by himself. Christians are not made in a lab. Christians are part of a people that has come a long way. Christians belong to a people called the Church and the Church makes us Christians on the day of our Baptism. Of course, then comes the catechesis and so many [other] things. But no one, no one becomes a Christian by himself."

Pope Francis
Here we will encourage women to engage in a sincere and personal relationship with Christ by helping them understand how God needs to be a part of their lives every day and everywhere they go. Part of this discussion will be based on comments from Pope Francis who is frequently encouraging “taking the Gospel with us” and also Teresa Tomeo’s new book “Walk Softly.” We interview parish priest and a pastor in the Archdiocese of Detroit about his ideas on getting closer to God.

Msgr. Bugarin, Pastor of St Joan of Arc Parish, Archdiocese of Detroit

Janet's Homework Assignment:

Read daily the Magnificat or The Word Among Us

Read Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag by Teresa Tomeo

Turn off the TV and computer and just pray and listen to the Lord for just 15 minutes and gradually you will see the time increasing naturally.

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Discussion Questions:

How do you carry God in your pocket?

What type of habits or practices might be keeping you from a more intimate relationship with God?


Extreme Makeover
God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in this Life and Beyond

by Teresa Tomeo

Examines what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and explains what the Christian faith teaches about these gifts and how we can begin to achieve and cross out, one by one, the items on that heavenly list. God's Bucket List is published by Random House/Image Books.

Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry's Exploitation of Women

by Janet Morana

Janet Morana exposes the myriad ways abortion exploits women, and calls for a National recall of this deadly procedure.  Published by Saint Benedict Press.

Sign the petition to recall abortion.
The Kitchen Madonna The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds. 
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue

Available in Resin and Bronze

The Magnificat

Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.