Our final Veteran for the day is Joe Mallamaci. We called and interviewed him so he could answer a couple of questions for us. Instead of a question and answer, he went on and told us some special memories he had while serving in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Division in 1967.
It’s hard to believe, but Monday is Veterans Day. The month of November is almost halfway done, and it seems as though we have so much to do before Christmas. However, we need to remember to thank those who have fought or are still fighting for our country. There are numerous ways we can observe Veterans Day – here are a few that we came up with!
It’s always exciting when we discover a new parish or diocese to follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A couple of weeks ago I began to follow the Diocese of Syracuse on Twitter. They have a hashtag that they use called #CatholicFactsFriday. Some fun facts are that Michelangelo is the most famous and accomplished Catholic artist in history, or 15% of hospitals in the US are Catholic hospitals, or even that the Vatican is 108 acres. One #CatholicFactsFriday that made me stop and think was that Halloween has Catholic Roots. Needless to say, I did my homework and discovered that it is true!
How did it get to be the latter half of October? Doesn’t it seem that we just had off for Labor Day and prepping the kids for the first day of school?! Now we are in the swing of things and in autopilot mode. We are also readying ourselves for the holidays! In a previous blog we discussed a holiday checklist. Now it’s time to discuss even more ways to prep for the holidays and how Parish Giving can help! Enjoy!
The Autumn Harvest is among us. It’s a time to gather our ripe crops and to plow our fields in anticipation of the winter frost. With the harvest comes a large feast for friends and family to dine on. We thought we’d share some of our favorite harvest foods in hopes you may use them this season! Enjoy!
We are all in denial about it, but when we changed our calendar from September to October this past week, we could no long put it off. It’s time to create our checklist for the holidays. People are decorating their homes with Halloween decorations and soon they’ll be stringing their Christmas lights. That means you need to make sure you have your priorities set and Parish Giving on speed dial!