July 21, 2019 -- Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
Theme: As the Word of God, Jesus desires to be heard. Jesus tells His disciples, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work.” Jesus came into the world to proclaim the kingdom of God and Mary in today’s gospel sits as we also should and listens.
PS 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Reflection on the Word
Stop, Welcome and Listen
Prayers of the Faithful
Jesus calls us to recognize each person we encounter as our neighbor. With compassion we lift up our needs and the needs of others to the Lord.
For all immigrants who live in fear of deportation, and for their children and families. Let us pray to the Lord . . .
For residents of the Oak Leaf Mobile Home park, that as they move back home this summer, they discover the quality of living they deserve. Let us pray to the Lord . . .
That the church recognize and lift up the loving deeds of all people of good will. Let us pray to the Lord:
That wars and divisions cease as people look on each other with empathy. Let us pray to the Lord:
For working people, for sufficient time for recreation and renewal. Let us pray to the Lord:
For members of our local church community, who help make it a place of welcome and renewal for the poor. Let us pray to the Lord:
That those in our community needing prayers, including Bernie and Vlasta Marek, Doris Wooley, Eula Vidan, and all those listed in the bulletin and in our book of prayer. Let us pray to the Lord:
For our personal intentions . Let us pray to the Lord:
PRESIDER: God of all people, you call us to live your law by loving you and loving others. Hear our prayers that we might embody your compassion in the world. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our brother. Amen.
Jesus gently calls Martha away from her many burdens and anxieties to encounter him with the peace and devotion of her sister Mary. For the times our burdens and anxieties have clouded us to the presence of the Lord we pause to ask for forgiveness.
Lord Jesus, you are the source of peace. Lord, have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you are the Word of God. Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you call us to everlasting life. Lord, have mercy.
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Next Sunday’s Parish Listening Session will focus on Youth Ministry. Please join us after the 10:00 mass on Sunday to explore how we will move forward with our ministry to and with teenagers, including preparation for Confirmation.
The “Share The Harvest” table is set up in the gym. 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.
August 19 to 23 is our Summer Backyard Retreat. We begin at 6:30 each morning at the parish and end by praying and sharing at a backyard. Sign up sheets are available at the entrance to the church.