Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

Lone Star Weekend

msctx 450The "Lone Star State" once again welcomed Our Lady, The Morning Star, whose presence was felt during the mini-camp at the Latin Mass community of Mater Dei parish in Dallas, Texas on April 12-13, 2013.

Five Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, flew from Boston to provide the program which started on Friday, April 12, with an array of morning activities for boys and girls and then an afternoon walk/hike for families at the nearby Campion Trail. That evening, a dinner in the Parish Hall, gave parents and college students a chance to learn about the work of the Slaves of The Immaculate Heart at Saint Benedict Center and meet the Sisters.

The second day, Saturday, April 13, was a Morning Star day for girls only, with a colorful program of prayer, catechism, singing, dancing, crafts and games. It was a great day of fun and faith mixed together in the spirit of True Devotion, "To Jesus through Mary." That evening the Sisters joined the parish Youth Group at a talk by Father Wolfe, FSSP, and other activities.

Following the Sunday morning Masses the Sisters enjoyed a real taste of Southern hospitality at the coffee and donuts, followed by a "Tex-mex" lunch before boarding the plane to head back to Massachusetts.

It was a wonderful experience to be with such an enthusiastic Catholic group of young people and their families! Thank you Mater Dei for your kindness! May Our Lady continue to bless your good work and growing parish!

Special thanks to Julie D. and Julie C., our host family and all those who helped out in so many ways to make this Morning Star moment possible and so memorable! Be assured of our prayers! May God bless you!

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