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June, 2011
in this issue
:: Happy Birthday!
:: Princesses You Can Believe In
:: THE MASTER and learning the virtues
:: FAQ Does Little Flowers Girls' Club have a mission statement?
Welcome to our June Behold Children, Behold Christ Club Newsletter! This newsletter is for those interested in Little Flowers Girls' Club/Blue Knights Catholic Boys/Little Women Hospitality Program and Our Lady's Honor Guard! We hope to share ideas for running and operating a successful clubs as well as great resources for your programs.

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Happy Birthday, One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church!rachel 


I am writing on Pentecost Sunday, a day held as the birthday of the Church.  The moment in salvation history when the disciples were longer fearful and hidden but brave enough to go outside and share the message of Christ to all those who needed to know - in other words - to everyone!  May we be so bold.


They were able to do this by being able to speak any number of languages to the waiting crowds.  Being the Mom of a large family I can often wish that I had the same gift.  There are times when the language of a 4 year old and that of a 19 year old are so far apart I get a wrench in my brain trying to make both do an extra chore.  What works for my youngest son rarely works for my oldest son.  While they both will work for bribes my youngest will work for Thomas the Train stickers (cheap), the oldest one requires I-Tune cards (not so cheap).  (Just clarifying - my kids don't always need to be bribed but I will admit I am not above it.)


Language barriers are pretty common in our world today and I am not speaking of the struggle of parents such as I face or even the struggle of immigrants to understand American ("You are so cool" having nothing to do with temperatures!).


However, the language barriers we are facing now goes beyond even that and have more lasting effects.   What does 'marriage' mean any longer?  How did modesty become a bad word and self-control a criticism?  


In all the work we do here, we are striving to retain the eternal truth of what words mean and what impact they can have.  Our children need to be taught what real love means, how important truthfulness is and the impact fortitude will have on their lives.  This is not easy, for to an increasingly secular world, those words have lost all meaning and relevance.  We know what these words mean and we need to help others understand them as well.


This can be a scary as the world is not friendly to Catholics.  Jesus told us as much, "If the worlds hates you, keep in mind it hated me first."  (Jn. 15:18)  But, we cannot this fact make us hide in our homes full of fear but know we have the gift of the Holy Spirit!  On this feast day in particular, may we ask for an increased outpouring so that we can speak boldly and clearly of the power and love of Christ.  May we remember what words mean and use them to both teach and encourage.


Throughout the summer, even without regular meetings or gatherings, may we speak of truths of Christ.  Make sure to let your kids know when you see them acting virtuously, heroically and totally Catholic!  Remind them of the power they have from their baptism and Confirmation (if received) that they are now empowered by the Holy Spirit to be bold in their faith.  The world might not understand what we are saying but our actions can help change the world!



God Bless,
Rachel Watkins
Princesses You Can Believe In!Drexel cover


 Princesses You Can Believe In first book on St. Katharine Drexel  is almost here!


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Expected release date: July 4, 2011



The Master Gardner
living and learning the virtues 
 "Eat less, the gates of heaven are narrow."
We just finished watching the classic "The Keys of the Kingdom," an old black and white movie about a Catholic missionary priest in China. Some of these old classics don't have a lot of action, have more than their fair share of dialogue, and of course, no color. Yet, for content, they can't be beat. In this movie, acts of humility and charity can be explored and contemplated. Of course, these themes are interwoven into a good story with a few humorous situations, too. The above quotation gets poor Fr. Chisolm in trouble when he tells this to a stout woman who comes to him for spiritual guidance!
Spend some time this summer sharing a classic Catholic movie with your family. Some of our family favorites are: The Scarlet and the Black (with Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer); The Song of Bernadette (with Jennifer Jones); The Singing Nun (with Debbie Reynolds) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (Charleton Heston). Ignatius Press carries most of these movies. Why not have a movie night with your family this summer?

Frequently Asked Questions 

Our pastor says that he needs to see the Little Flowers and Blue Knights organizational mission statement and operational structure before he can approve these groups in our parish. Do you have these documents that I can present to him?


Unlike Scouting or other organizations such as American Heritage Girls or Conquest Boys' Club, Little Flowers and Blue Knights (or our other Catholic programs) are not national organizations. Each group is organized at the local level with local leadership and structure. This is no national oversight or dues, no database of groups or documents to sign or adhere to. If your local group wishes to have these documents, then you may opt to do write them yourselves. The program materials are available to you and your group to adapt to your specific needs. 
If you would like a free informational CD on our programs to present to your parish, please send your name, parish name, address and email address to:  


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Thanks for all you do to spread the faith!
God bless!

Joan Stromberg
Behold Publications
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