MARRIAGE WEEK-PIZZA DAY
Psalm 128, Verse 1-4:
Blessed are all who FEAR the LORD,
and who walk in his ways. 2 What your hands
provide you will enjoy; you will be blessed and prosper: 3 Your wife will be
like a fruitful vine within your home, your children like young olive plants
around your table.4
Just so will the man be blessed who fears
Those who fear the Lord work to not react to
their feelings but act from the principle of God’s unconditional love to
empower others even at personal cost. They practice the three cardinal virtues
of Faith, Hope and Charity. The act of blessing works both ways and bless’ all;
both those who receive and those who give.
This psalm is a statement that the ever-reliable God will bless the reverent. God’s blessing is concrete: satisfaction and prosperity, a fertile spouse and abundant children. The perspective is that of the adult male, ordinarily the ruler and representative of the household to the community. The last verses extend the blessing to all the people for generations to come.
National Marriage Week-Woman in Marriage
Woman's nature is admirably adapted to her functions as
wife and mother. The responsibilities of the family develop her powers and
mature her spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Spiritually, a woman becomes
mature through surrender, through finding the particular role in which she can
accomplish her total dedication to God. The young woman who has found her
vocation in life in marriage and is wholly given to her task of bringing her
family to God is a mature person whatever her age. She will have that air of
serenity and peace which are the sign of the basic fulfillment of her being.
The woman who has never surrendered wholeheartedly to any purpose outside
herself remains immature all her life, like a bud which never unfolds itself.
In marriage, woman can develop a spirit of selflessness which makes her
dedication deeper and richer with the years. Her service to her family both
expresses her love of God and increases her power of loving. The woman who has
no outlet for her love, no one for whom she can spend herself, is apt to become
hard, bitter, selfish, because she has no one but herself to consider. The
woman who is constantly concerned with the needs of her family can unfold the
qualities of love, tenderness, and unselfish devotion which make her truly
great and truly happy.
Mentally, a woman's mind matures
under the stimulus of the varied practical activities she performs for those
she loves. In the concrete, living experience of the family, she can develop
sound judgment and a keen insight into human nature. Lombroso's observation can
readily be verified. "The mother of a large family who has had no time to
study, having been occupied with her children and her household, has more life,
more breadth of ideas, than the old maid of the same age who has done nothing
else than to potter about at universities and libraries." The
responsibilities of her family life exercise all woman's mental powers. Her
intuition and powers of observation are called into play constantly to discover
the unexpressed desires of her family, particularly the needs of the helpless
child. She has need of her intuition, too, as well as her tact, to help her
solve the hundred problems of human relations and practical affairs that arise
in the course of her day. Providing for the family helps to develop woman's
natural ingenuity and inventiveness. It is to the ingenuity of women intent on
meeting the needs of their families that we owe the discovery of many of the
most important arts: horticulture, for example, the creative arts of weaving,
pottery, basketry; the domestic arts of food preparation and preservation; the
uses of medicinal herbs in healing.
Physically, too, marriage and
childbearing represent a development and completion for the normal woman,
giving her new beauty and vitality. The mother of a large family experiences a
physical fulfillment with the birth of each child which gives her fresh vigor
and health. Dr. Alexis Carrell observes that women attain their full
development as a rule only after the birth of several children. He writes in Man
the Unknown: "Women who have no children are not so well balanced and
become more nervous than the others. The importance to woman of the generative
function has not been sufficiently recognized. Such function is indispensable
to her optimum development. It is therefore absurd to turn women against
National Pizza Day
Pizza Day is dedicated to appreciating pizza, a baked flatbread that is topped
with tomato sauce and cheese. Many toppings and sauces can be added to
pizzas, including vegetables, meats and seafood. Pizza was invented in
Naples, Italy around the 10th century, and has since grown to become one of the
most popular foods in America. In 1905, America’s first pizzeria, Lombardi’s,
opened in New York. Since then, pizza consumption in America has
increased greatly and many pizza chains, such as Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa
John’s have emerged. The origin of National Pizza Day is not well understood
although accounts of National Pizza Day began to emerge around the 2000s.
Pizza Day Facts & Quotes
to a study done in 2013 by food delivery provider Foodler, 37% of North
American consumers order plain cheese pizza, 52% order meat toppings and the
three most ordered pizza toppings are: pepperoni, mushrooms and onions.
to gross sales earned by pizza chains, the top five American pizzerias are:
1) Pizza Hut, gross sales of $13.4 Billion
2) Domino’s, gross sales of $8.9 Billion
3) Little Caesars, gross sales of $3.4 Billion
4) Papa John’s, gross sales of $3.3 Billion
5) Papa Murphy's, gross sales of $7.85 Million
I could eat whatever I wanted every day, I would have Domino's pizza with pasta
carbonara inside every slice. And at night, I would have Neapolitan ice cream
until I felt absolutely toxic. And then I would drift off telling myself, 'It's
going to be O.K... It's going to be O.K. you're going to train in the morning'.
- Robert Downey, Jr., Actor
Pizza Day Top Events and Things to Do
your favorite pizzeria. Most pizzerias will offer discounts and specials
to celebrate National Pizza Day.
your own pizza at home from scratch. Make the dough, perhaps gluten-free or whole
wheat, make the sauce using tomatoes and spices, grate the cheese and finally
cover it up with all of your favorite toppings.
a pizza with unique toppings. Here are some of our favorites:
1) Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza
2) Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
3) Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza
4) Fried Chicken Pizza
5) Brown Butter Lobster and Spinach Pizza with Bacon and Fontina
is the day of the week that our Lord gave himself up for consumption. Thursday
commemorates the last supper. Some theologians believe after Sunday Thursday is
the holiest day of the week. We should then try to make this day special by
making a visit to the blessed sacrament chapel, Mass or even stop by the grave
of a loved one. Why not plan to count the blessing of the week and thank our
Lord. Plan a special meal. Be at Peace.
of the Catholic Church
PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST
SECTION TWO-THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Chapter 2 “You shall love your neighbor as
Article 6-THE SIXTH
You shall not commit adultery.
You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery."
But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus