Sunday, September 19, 2010

Catholic Moms of North East, Ohio Adoring Our Lord!

Recently Tina O. Keller let me know that her group had completed the study of my book The Domestic Church: Room By Room: A Mother's Study Guide. She said, "Our Catholic Mom's Group just had the finale for our Book Study of The Domestic Church: Room by Room. We loved it! Thank you so much for your inspiration & knowledge! :)"

And I would like to share that this group started a beautiful tradition of bringing their children to a weekly hour of Adoration. Specifically, Tina explained:
"Through the imitation of our Blessed Mary, the Mother of our Dear Savior Jesus Christ, we can help each other to grow in the Catholic Faith and become the Mothers that God wants us to be. The Catholic Mom's Group of North East Ohio is a group of Catholic Women (all at different levels in their Catholic Journey) looking for fellowship, encouragement, inspiration, devotions, book studies, play dates, pray dates and friendship! We meet on & off line and offer events with & without our children, as well as fun events for the whole family! This group is for Catholic moms who are looking for support in their role as mother. The Catholic Moms Group of Akron & Surrounding Areas is for mothers who are currently practicing Catholics or those who wish to become so.

We participate in a weekly adoration hour. We do split it up with the little ones, and just do Half hour segments. But we always have at least one member of our group at each time segment. We call it "Ultimate Meetup with Jesus" (Our site we use for our calendar and online group is through, so we call our activities meetups) We chose to do this to expose our children and teach them about Adoration and learn how to spend time with Jesus. We do it every week and make it fun for them, we close our Adoration hour by singing the "Hail Mary". It's amazing how much a toddlers even enjoy it and look forward to the time with Jesus. My three year old always tells her daddy that we are going to see Jesus at his house & mama Mary. She knows at three that Jesus & Mary Love her. Each week we follow up our Adoration Hour with Lunch & Playing at the Park. Our kids are getting into the routine. We believe it's a great way to teach them to make a Holy Hour and a wonderful way to learn to spend time with Jesus."

What an inspiration these mothers and families are! Perhaps others will want to follow in their footsteps and start their own groups.

Here are some precious photos of the families...


God bless you all! It's wonderful that you are raising your families with faith and love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. May God continue to bless you all abundantly as you set a vital example to your families and others, helping them to find their way to Heaven!


Tina Keller said...

We love our Catholic Moms Group! Being able to have support of other Catholic Moms is the best! Thank you for your fantastic book Donna-Marie! It really has helped us become better Catholic Moms & Wives. We will always cherish this study & will pray for you and your guidance as we go about our "crazy" days as moms & wives and put into practice what you have shared with us!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you for your kind note, Tina. My heart is warmed to know that The Domestic Church: Room By Room has helped you all on your journeys throughout your individual domestic churches as Catholic wives and mothers. May God continue to bless all of you! Stay close to our Blessed Mother too, she will certainly guide you ever closer to her Son!


Diane said...

Where is your book available at? It sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've just found your site. I use your Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers in my prayer time every day. It's lovely!

Just a quick question. On your home page you have an absolutely beautiful picture of Mary kissing the baby Jesus. Can you tell me about it? Who painted it and where can I get a copy? Thanks!!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hello "Anonymous,"

I will check into that and get back to you by leaving a comment here. You can perhaps do a google search for images of Mary and then see what you find.

God bless!


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

I am so sorry! I did not see your comment come in about my book and I just posted it today. You can purchase my book from my website: or of course through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and local Catholic book stores. I'll autograph copies purchased through my website and send a blessed medal along with the book.
May God bless you and yours,