Pope Francis asks us to pray for parents & teachers as we gear up for a new year

Hello! Welcome to or welcome back to the Prince of Peace MOMS blog. We've been on a summer hiatus, but are happy to report that we're gearing up for a new year of MOMS activities.

The new MOMS board, led by new president Susie Preissler, met this week, so check back here for our new schedule and the wonderful group of MOMS board volunteers who are working to make this a great year for you and your families.

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Also, as we get ready for a new school year and a new season, join us in praying for the Pope's monthly intentions for August. The general intention is for Parents & Teachers -- that parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life.

Prayer of the Month
Heavenly Father, you promised that those who teach holiness will shine as stars for all eternity. Fill parents and teachers with wisdom and understanding, counsel and fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. May parents and teachers themselves enjoy and impart to their children and students a pure and holy love of God. May the blessings of your Holy Spirit, who is the love of the Father and the Son, be upon all who teach and all who learn. Amen.

Worthwhile read related to this month's general intention: 
"Teaching the Catholic Faith Effectively," an article edited by Fr. John Hardon S.J.

May God bless us and give us courage to express His love through parenting, teaching, and learning.