November Family Fun Day

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Announcing the November Family Fun Day at the Onion Creek Ranch. November 17th.

Our Topic this week:
The Education of Children

“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children” (CCC 2223). You may recall from your own wedding vows, that you agreed to accept children lovingly as a gift from God, but what you may not know is that being open to new life is just the beginning.

i-hXnmQXt-X2The Catechism goes on to say: “Parents bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self–denial, sound judgment, and self–mastery—the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the “material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones.” Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.

So come and learn a bit more about this great task we call parenthood and enjoy a fun relaxing day with your family. The family activity will be related to learning the virtues. Perhaps some role playing will be involved.

Schedule of Events

  • 12:30  – 1:00  – Arrivals and Social time
  • 1:00 – 1:45  – Pot Luck Lunch
  • 1:45  – 2:30  – Talk for Parents – Fr. Michael Therese Scheerger/ Children’s activities – sports, games, etc
  • 2:30  – 3:15 – Family Activity/Family play time
  • 3:15 – 4:00 – Teen Talk / Family play time with younger children
  • 4:00 – 4:30 – Family Rosary
  • 4:30 – 4:45 – Cleanup, departures

This event will be a pot-luck with the attendees bringing a main dish and a side dish or dessert to share. At the Ranch, there is lots of space for the kids (and the adults) to run around and play football, soccer or kickball. So we encourage you to attend Saturday evening mass or early mass on Sunday and then come to Buda for what promises to be a great day of fun, faith and fellowship.

The event is located in the Ruby Ranch Subdivision just off FM 967. Follow Ruby Ranch Road to East Bartlett Street (left onto East Bartlett). Enter at the last entrance on the left and drive down toward the tent. Normal traffic travel time is 35 minutes from mid-Austin.


Handout (PDF Format)


About the Author:

Allen Hébert is a Senior Solutions Engineer in the Information Technology Industry. Allen and his wife Denae, have been married for over 31 years and they have been blessed with nine children. Allen enjoys swimming, driving the family RV and the great outdoors.


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