July 22, 2018 --- 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
Theme: Today we learn that in Christ, God has raised up for us a Shepherd who leads us in our search not for the empty riches of consumerism, fear, and exclusion, but for the priceless treasures of compassion and reconciliation.
PS 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Reflection on the Word
Come Away & Rest
Prayers of the Faithful
In the name of Christ Jesus, who is our peace, let us offer our prayers to our God in heaven.
That the church be a beacon and the gathering place for the “uninvited” from all lands and all peoples. Compassionate Spirit . . .
That our elected leaders govern wisely uniting their nations and peoples in God’s mercy, justice, and peace. God of solidary . . .
That those not with us, who have wandered away, may they feel the healing of Jesus our Shepherd and return to our community. God of Compassion . . .
That the anguish of the poor, oppressed, and imprisoned be transformed into hope through our compassionate help. Shepherd of solidarity . . .
That Christ our Shepherd provide hope and comfort to the needs of those in our Saint Charles community especially Diane Rebagliati, Bob O’Harrow, Josey McDaid, and all those listed in the parish bulletin. Shepherd of Compassion . . .
That our deceased relatives and friends, especially Patrick Hagerty, Nita Kane, and Gloria Schreiber may dwell forever in the house of God. Spirit of Compassion . . .
For our personal intentions given in silence: . . . (pause)
Compassionate God: . . .
Hear these prayers we offer, O God, and gather us together in your peace to be about the work of reconciliation and mercy. We ask these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Shepherd and peace. Amen
With humility and hope, let us ask God’s forgiveness and peace for our sins and failings.
Lord, you are our Shepherd and guide:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, you walk with us in times of darkness:
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, you spread your table of blessing before us:
Lord, have mercy.
Please join us for hospitality in the gym after Mass, provided by Jane Evans.
Please pick up a bulletin after mass, and stay caught up on all the parish news.
We continue our “Share The Harvest”. Those of you who have an abundance of food from your gardens can share with those who have no garden space. Bring whatever you want to share, put it on the table. Those who need fresh food can come and take whatever is there. The leftovers will go to St. Vincent DePaul.
Our Summer Backyard Retreat is August 20 to 24. Save this week, and for two hours each day, enjoy just being with God, with God’s creation, with others, and with yourself. We begin at 6:30am and go until 8:30 am. So reserve this week, and join us on this retreat.