Among several Spanish-speaking countries and among many Hispanics in the United States there is the custom of celebrating the passage from childhood to adolescence with a ritual that expresses thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and that asks for a blessing from God for the years ahead. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday 1  The Thanksgiving Mass for Quince años (when a girls turns 15 years old) are celebrated at …

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Prayers for Children, March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019 – Prayers for Children – To remind us of the importance of water, the UN made the 22nd of March ” World Water Awareness Day”. Our survival depends on water. Each person has a human and International right to water. Over 2 billion people lack access to safe water and for children – unclean water and poor sanitation are the leading cause of childhood death. (500 or more children die each day). In our communities, we can …

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