<US>Resurrection Cookies!

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 17:25:31 -0500

.=:  U S U A L    S U S P E C T S  :=.
      from Father Pat Umberger      

"Round up the usual suspects"  ~"Casablanca," the movie

H O L Y    L A N D    2 0 0 7
04-15 November.  The brochure is now on line!
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This Holy Week you'll hear many places in the Holy Land mentioned in the
Scriptures.  We'll visit most if not all of them on our November Pilgrimage
to the Holy Land. Visit my Web Site for complete details.  You can sign up
any time now, and we expect this one to fill up quickly. Gary says the Holy
Land has been their most popular destination!  Why not sign up on Holy Week.
And, if you sign up, let me know so I can keep track of the group! Just
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D I V I N E    M E R C Y    N O V E N A

It starts an Good Friday.  For the novena and a pledge form, visit my Web
Site and click the Divine Mercy link!


A   T R E A T

 1 Cup Pecans
 1 Tsp. Vinegar
 3 egg whites
 1 pinch salt
 1 Cup Sugar
 Ziploc baggies
 Wooden spoon

 Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Place pecans in Ziploc baggie and let
children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
 Explain that after Jesus was arrested he was beaten by the Roman Soldiers.
 Read John 19:1-3

 Let each child smell the vinegar.  Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
 Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar 
 to drink.  Read John 19:28-30

 Add egg whites to vinegar.  Eggs represent life.
 Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.  Read John 10:10-11

 Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand.  Let them taste it and
brush  the rest into the bowl.
 Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers 
 and the bitterness of our own sin.  Read Luke 23:27

 So far the ingredients are not very appetizing.

 Add 1 Cup Sugar
 Explain  that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died 
 because He loves us.  He wants us to know and belong to Him.  Read Ps 
 34:8 and John 3:16

 Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks 
 are formed.

 Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of 
 those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.  Read Isa. 1:18 & John 3:1-3.

 Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie

 Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body 
 was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60

 Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

 Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.  Explain that
Jesus' tomb was sealed.  Read Matt. 27:65-66

 GO TO BED!!  Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in 
 the oven  overnight.  Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was
sealed. Read John 16:20 & 22

 On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.  Notice 
 the cracked surface and take a bite.  The cookies are Hollow!  On the 
 first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and 
 empty.  Read Matt. 28:1-9.  HE HAS RISEN!!


May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe,

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10


U S U A L    S U S P E C T S

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