God has called me to be a wife and mother and so I spend my day caring for children and being a housewife-but I have a dream...
One day I would like to start a FAMILY FESTIVAL. 'Family' could stand for Faith And Mission In Life-and something beginning with Y. Can't think what so ideas welcome.
There would be Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary Procession and prayers of Divine Office going on.
I would invite speakers to offer seminars and there would be activities for the children and adults such as crafts and a clay area.
There would be a shopping area for Catholic books, items and Fair Trade stuff. A cafe or two for people to meet, chill and chat over coffee.
I would invite LIFE, SPUC, Courage (if there is a Courage in the UK). I would invite ACN and some of the local little charities including the SVP and other parish run groups.
I would have the new orders come on down including the Franciscans of the Renewal.
There would be Bible study, Catechises -and I mean using the Catechism not some how-dose-it-feel-for-you programme.
There would be Confessions and I would like to have a marriage encounter group thing going. I would offer pre-Cana, Post-Cana and some stuff about baptism.
I would also like to be able to offer a wedding to a couple who would not otherwise afford the silly costs of these things today. We could get a dress borrowed and all the other stuff donated and available for the special day.
We could have puppet shows, drama, music and films on the go.
I would love to do this-one day, one day....