July 23, 2017 --- 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: The mercy, forgiveness, leniency, and patience of God encourage repentance. Even our mistakes are ways to learn better the ways of God. In this troubled time, let us do the best we can, then live with confident assurance that the Kingdom of God will become fully manifest.
WIS 12:13, 16-19
PS 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16
Reflection on the Word
Power of Parables
Prayers of the Faithful
Our burdens are made light by our trust in God, who hears our sincere prayers:
May those called to serve the church do so with informed faith-filled zeal. God of Mercy…
May those in government service attend to the needs of the elderly, the poor, and the most vulnerable. God of Mercy…
May all who suffer for the sake of justice find peace, and in their labor inspire others to seek the truth. God of Mercy…
May the sick, especially those oppressed by mental illness or drug over-use, know healing strength and comfort through faithful caregivers. God of Mercy…
May parents, grandparents, and all those who head households find the spiritual nourishment and strength to show God’s light to their children. God of Mercy…
May we experience the Kingdom of Heaven today through acts of forgiveness, healing, and humble service. God of Mercy…
May our troubled hearts know the forgiveness of our merciful God. God of Mercy.
Father, holy and strong, heed your Spirit’s intercession and grant the prayers we make in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
let us ask for God’s mercy for the times we have not opened ourselves to the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven:
Lord Jesus, you were present at creation, Lord have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you redeem us, even in our weakness, Christ have mercy.
Lord Jesus, your Spirit teaches us to pray, Lord have mercy.
Please pick up a bulletin (click below). In it you will find the weekly calendar, and lots of other parish news, including the Summer Backyard Retreat.
August 18 to 20 is our annual Parish Campout. Save the date for this fun filled weekend. More information will be available as the time approaches.
August 14 to 18 is our Summer Backyard Retreat. We begin at 6:30 each morning at the parish and end by praying and sharing at a backyard. Our theme this year is "Finding The Good News In Today's World. More info in the bulletin. Sign up sheets are available at the entrance to the church.