November 12, 2017 --- 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: As we await the coming of Christ, we are sometimes wise and sometimes foolish. Let us strive to be wise as we make daily choices in line with Gospel values, cultivate a strong relationship with Christ through prayer and attentiveness to the needs of others, and remain faithful amid the ordinary ups and downs of Gospel living.
PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
1 THES 4:13-18
Reflection on the Word
Foolish or Wise
Prayers of the Faithful
Certain of God’s care, we pray for the church, the world and your people.
That all who minister in the church may be leaders who serve, and servants who lead. Merciful God . . .
For those lost or harmed by the church shooting in Texas; may we add our prayers and our support for their families, and pray deeply that this senseless violence be washed away forever. Merciful God . . .
That our congressional leaders receive the gift of wisdom and display true courage as they struggle to move us forward with the important issues of our day. Merciful God . . .
That veterans who gave service to our country receive the honor and appreciation they are due. Merciful God . . .
That our youth receive true faith and learn how to be proactive and just leaders, Merciful God . . .
For all who have asked for our prayers, including
and those listed in our bulletin. God, in your mercy . . .
That, as we remember our dead this month, may they find joyful rebirth in eternal life, Merciful God . . .
Almighty and ever-living God, strengthen our faith, hope, and love. May we do what you ask of us and come to share the life you promise. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
While we wait for the Lord’s return in glory, we gather to give thanks and praise, and we consider how well we are prepared to meet him:
Lord Jesus, you are the Bridegroom whose coming we await. Lord have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you invite us to the wedding feast. Christ have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you admonish us to stay awake and be prepared for your coming. Lord have mercy.
Please join us for Sunday hospitality in the gym after mass.
Please pick up a bulletin to get all the parish news.
Sunday evening from 5-7pm God Squad and High School youth will meet in the Chapel for prayer night and small groups. At the same time, parents of these youth will gather in the Parish Center for an evening of prayer and faith sharing. At the end of the evening all will share a meal together. Please note that the calendar was printed with the wrong time. Again, this evening’s events for youth and parents are from 5-7pm.
Multicultural Committee meets in the Parish Center after the 10 am Mass on Sunday.