Family and Kids

Hot Bike Ride thru the Woods

July 10, 2011

Even though it was 92 degrees, my son Jesse and I took off riding our bikes together. We headed down the country dirt roads to the Cherry Hill Nature Preserve. It is a mature hilly forest with rugged trails. We raced around through the trails at a pace to get a good work put. Riding [...]

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Group Fun Run Around Jerusalem

June 18, 2011

We gathered in the lobby at 6:30 AM – all fourteen of us. Anticipation and a bid of dread filled the air. “All the way around the Walls of Jerusalem? Can we keep up?” I took the opportunity to show the pilgrim runners all the great sites around the city. It helped tie up the [...]

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Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2011

If your father is still alive, make sure you tell your dad how much you really love him. If he is no longer on this earth, pray for his soul. Sirach 3 (removed from the Protestant Bible, but still in the Catholic Bible) Children, pay heed to a father’s right; do so that you may [...]

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Great Time with Daughter & her Catholic Friends

May 20, 2011

I had a great time speaking to my daughter Emily’s friend at the Madonna University Kairos’ group. Great bunch of college students concerned about the most important thing in life – God! My daughter Emily is 4th from the left standing, leaning forward and smiling. Proud of that girl!

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Visiting our Daughter

May 15, 2011

Visiting Charlotte outside Chicago. Her boyfriend Wes joined us for for Church, lunch and a nice day.

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First Communion for Joshua!

April 24, 2011

Our grandson Joshua received 1st Communion today on Easter. We are proud of this bright boy. Thanks Fr. Ed for now bringing the NEXT generation of Ray’s into the heart of the Catholic Church!

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Passover Lamb: A True Story

April 18, 2011

Contributed by Jesse Ray 4-18-2011 I arrived on the scene with my gun and stoically loaded in some self-defense rounds (although I was clearly not in danger). I did not lavish the idea of slaughtering a lamb, but my friend and new-farmer, Pat, called and sheepishly asked for some help. I guess he thought I [...]

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Granddaughter Bella, Under 2 Years: Praying the “Hail Mary” TOOOO Cute!

April 7, 2011

Baby Rosary Click on the link to the right to listen. Bella is seen below with her older sister Maria Faustina Ray. Missing from the picture is older brothers Joshua Thomas and Samuel Tarcisius (and the new baby still in the womb).

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So, What’s Going on Here?

April 5, 2011

You have to look a few minutes to see what this is but … … it is Nana (Grandma Janet) reading to our Ray grandkids on the new iPad that just arrived. Cozy indeed!

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Fighting for his Meal

March 30, 2011

Now that our grandson Dominic is out of the hospital we could take him for his birthday lunch.

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Dominic Now Home

March 17, 2011

My grandson Dominic is now OK and home from the hospital after his exploded appendix. Thanks for your prayers.

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If you don’t like goofey family videos, “run” for your life…

March 8, 2011

…but if you don’t mind silly movies Grandpa makes for his sick grandson in the hospital, you might be able to tolerate it.

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Good News; Bad News!

March 5, 2011

Good News! Just arrived at Columbus Airport to fly home after amazing day with 2,000 fired-up Catholic men with 54 priests hearing confessions. I was the first speaker and made grown men cry. Now on my way to Dallas for big parish mission. Bad News! Grandson Dominic rushed in for emergency surgery – exploded appendix. [...]

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Blessed! Recovering!

March 2, 2011

At home catching up on family, mail, exercise, computer, e-mail, reading, prayer. 13 speaking venues in next 5 weeks. Yikes! On my way to speak at a 2,000+ Men’s Conference in Columbus Ohio.

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Bella Pulling Cats’ Tails

February 6, 2011

Cute and funny 1-minute video.

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My New Grandson

February 1, 2011

My new grandson Daniel Xavier Ray – thanks to a great son and daughter-in-law and ultrasounds.This is a human being with beating heart, fingerprints, and a soul. This baby boy should have all the protections of a human person (thank goodness he does, in Anna’s womb!)

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