September 22, 2019 -Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: : Money and wealth, used properly, become blessings to tend to the needs of others and to enhance our lives. But for many, it is not used carefully or thoughtfully enough. Today, our readings reinforce a lesson that can be found throughout the Bible: wealth is not an end in itself, but rather a tool to use toward a greater good.
THE WORD First Reading
PS 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
1 TM 2:1-8
Reflection on the Word
Come to the Banquet
Lectio Divina this Week
English -- Spanish
Prayers of the Faithful
We offer prayers seeking justice and unity toward the common good.
That church leaders act as wise stewards of financial and spiritual wealth in service to all. For honor we pray . . .
That politicians who find themselves beholden to lobbyists and persons of power find motivation to sincerely serve their true master. For justice we pray . . .
That all people work as honorable caretakers for our earthly home. For nurturing we pray . . .
That we diligently carry out our calling as God's disciples, generously sharing our time, talents, and our treasure with others. For compassion we pray . . .
That everyone here at St. Charles feel support and kindness for and from each other. For love we pray . . .
That our unspoken needs find resolution in prayer. For help we pray . . .
For all who have asked for our prayers and all those burdened with illness, including Michelle Allen, Marcia Maddock, Eula Vidan, John Manson, and all those listed in our Book of Prayer and in the bulletin. For healing we pray . . .
O God, please hear our prayers of hope that we might be good and faithful stewards of the resources you have entrusted to us. We ask this help through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
We have received abundant gifts from our God and must remember to share them selflessly.
Lord Jesus, you served your Father with an undivided heart. Lord, have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you call us to be worthy of your trust. Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you show us how to live in this world. Lord, have mercy.
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The multicultural committee will meet this Sunday, 9/22 after the 10:00 am mass. You are welcome to join them as they plan for upcoming multicultural events in the parish.