A Pentecost Prayer

+ Dear God,

Thank you for all of our blessings!

Thank you for the joys of the Easter season just passed!

As we celebrate Pentecost and the start of ordinary time, please allow the Holy Spirit to pour into us and our families and fill us with the eternal joy of knowing, praising, and loving You.

All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,

All through the sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary,

All in union with Saint Joseph, 

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Easter 2019 – He is Risen!!!

He is Risen indeed!!

Gospel                                                                      John 20:1-9

He must rise from the dead

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

HeisRisen

Walk Worthy

Trailmen Rifle Shooting at Quantico Shooting Club

Father De Celles and Troop,

A short post to tell everyone how much fun the 8 older trailmen had at the Saturday rifle trailbadge shoot.

The trailbadge started last Wednesday with rifle familiarization and safety training from a Veteran US Marine NRA instructor where the boys learned the Gold Standard in Gun Safety of Trail Life USA.

The events of the week were highlighted by the boys (and dads in attendance) firing over 1000 rounds of ammunition.

Some pics posted to the photo section in a password protected folder.

Walk Worthy,

Troopmaster

Quantico Range Targets

 

USS Washington Tour!

On February 23rd several Trailmen and dads went on a rainy tour of the USS Washington, a Virginia Class Attack Submarine at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk VA.

While no electronic devices were permitted on or near I found some representative pictures of the same type of submarine.  The dads and trailmen all reported having a great time – in spite of the rain.

Walk Worthy!

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171004-N-NX690-073 NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2017) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Washington (SSN 787) is moored pier side in preparation for commissioning ceremony, Oct. 7. Washington is the U.S. Navy's 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third commissioned Navy ship named for the State of Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2017) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Washington (SSN 787) is moored pier side in preparation for commissioning ceremony, Oct. 7. Washington is the U.S. Navy’s 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third commissioned Navy ship named for the State of Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert/Released)

Troop Lenten Prayer

+Dear God,

Thank You for all of Your blessings.

Thank you for this Lenten Season where we can, through the Grace of Your Holy Spirit, grow in Virtue and strength in preparation for Your Son’s sacrifice for us.

Thank you for the Grace to be able to grow closer to You through the Sacraments and prayer.

Thank you for the opportunity to pray for all sinners, and in reparation for offenses against Your Son and our Mother.

All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,

all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,

all in union with Saint Joseph.

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us!+

Life Lessons from George H. W. Bush

Trailmen,

The Commanding Officer of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Vice Admiral Moore, relayed a personal letter that a peer of his received when he asked former president George H.W. Bush for some life lessons.  That letter is copied below as I found it very inspiring.  For those youth in leadership positions and for everyone as you grow these lessons are valuable to learn now and put into practice early!  One key item I wanted to pass on – when challenges come your way take these as opportunities to succeed!  

Lifelessons

Introduction to Trail Life for Leaders

Troop Leaders and Parents,

Please register for the 2 online training sessions on 8 Jan and 15 Jan.  The time commitment starts at 7 PM EST.  The  below link gives the agendas for both dates!  Also – there is no cost or fee for this!  It is offered by our area coordinator team!

https://pointingthewayforouryouth.blogspot.com/2018/12/northeast-three-peaks-training-peak-one.html

I intend to join these sessions as a refresher but they will help anyone and everyone whether you are new or seasoned with Trail Life USA.

Walk Worthy,

 

Eddie Kramer

Troopmaster

A Troop Advent Prayer

+Dear God, particularly today as we come to you in prayer as we prepare for the joyful coming of Your Son, we thank you for Mary, His Holy Mother.

Conceived without sin through Your grace, the Holy Spirit, and the love of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, You chose Mary to be Mother to Your Son.  We thank you for giving us to Mary as Her own children at the foot of Your Son’s Cross.  We thank you, oh God, for this Holy Season of Joy and anticipation, and we pray,

        Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with You!  Blessed are You among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of Your Womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, AMEN. 

Mary Immaculate Conception, Patroness of our nation, please pray for us! 

 

 AMEN+