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National Bible Week 2015

 FF National Bible Week 2015In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, 2015. This year’s theme, “The Bible: A Book for the Family,” builds on the Synod of Bishops on the Family and Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.

Engaging in the activities and reading the articles associated with National Bible Week will provide all the faithful, especially the Domestic Church of the Christian family, the opportunity to become more comfortable with reading and reflecting on the Scriptures and to come to know God’s Word more deeply.

Go to the National Bible Week 2015 Website to access information, including resources for families and articles for learning more about the Church’s understanding and use of the Sacred Scriptures.

Lectio Divina

This method of prayer goes back to the early monastic tradition. There were not bibles for everyone and not everyone knew how to read. So the monks gathered in chapel to hear a member of the community reading from the scripture. In this exercise they were taught and encouraged to listen with their hearts because it was the Word of God that they were hearing.

  • Quiet your body and mind as you prepare to listen to the Word of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your mind and heart to God’s Word.
  • Read the scripture passage aloud to hear the words with your ears.
  • Pause and recall if some word or phrase stood out or something touched your heart. Savor the insight, feeling, or understanding.
  • Re-read the passage.
  • Pause again and sit with your thoughts and feelings from the reading.
  • Dialogue with God: Father, Son, and Spirit. Share from your heart your thoughts and feelings and listen to what God might be saying to you.

 Imaginative Meditation, also known as Ignatian Contemplation

Enter into the story with your imagination. Become one of the characters or a bystander. Use your senses: see what is happening, hear what is being said, smell the aromas of the scene, touch and feel the people and things in the story.

Learn more about Imaginative Prayer…

Picture Videos

Above:  Blessing of the Pets 2015!

Please scroll through this post – there are many videos of the different programs that St. Robert’s provides!


Painting & Pretzels 2015

Senior Picnic 2015 – Christmas in July


High School Service Week 2015

Middle School Service Camp

The Twelve Tribes – that was the theme of our Grandparent/Grandchild Camp.  Watch the video in either 360 p or 720 HD…

Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power! Enjoy watching this video of images in either 360p or 720HD!

One Bread, One Cup 2015 – St. Robert’s Youth and Staff at this Liturgical Leadership Conference at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana.


Lift Van For Tony – Please Help!

Van for Tony – UPDATE!

Thanks to your votes in the van giveaway contest (video in this post), Tony reached the “finals”; however, he was not chosen as a winner.  The Bonofiglo family is extremely thankful for the support and prayers. Now, there is a Go Fund Me page (one of our St. Robert’s moms helped to start it) to help raise funds for the purchase of a lift van for Tony:

If you prefer to donate by mail, please contact Staci in the parish office 676-9111 ext. 16 or

Tony (a parishioner with cerebral palsy) requires a wheelchair in order to be mobile which means that a van with a wheelchair lift is their only method of transportation. Their current van is a 1996 Ford Econoline (20 years old!), in disrepair, and must be replaced soon. People so often take mobility for granted, but without a lift van, Tony cannot be transported to the doctor or dentist, physical therapy, church, the presentations that he makes at schools to explain life with a disability, or any of the other activities that he enjoys.