March 24, 2019 -- 3rd Sunday of Lent - Year C
Theme: Repent, turn around, see the God who loves us and follow God. We are invited to let God till the soil of our soul so we may produce good fruit. Let us open ourselves to God’s love for us, to do Justice, a justice of mercy. Let us let God tenderly care for us so we can tenderly care for others.
EX 3:1-8A, 13-15
PS 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11.
1 COR 10:1-6, 10-12
Reflection on the Word
God Uses Nature
Prayers of the Faithful
Jesus calls us to repentance and conversion. Trusting in the God of redemption we bring our needs before our God.
That the leaders of the church continue to seek conversion for the institution and for themselves. We pray..
That world leaders seek peace and harmony in all their negotiations. We pray..
That during this Lent, our parish continues to look inward and outward as we minister to everyone. We pray..
That the sick of our parish, especially Betty Pierce, Josey McDaid, Evelyn Gordon, Fr. Bob Krueger, and all those listed in the bulletin and in our Book of Prayer, receive God’s care through our care for them. We pray..
That all who have died know the gentle touch of God’s everlasting love. We pray..
That all of us continue on the road of conversion through our daily practice of prayer and justice. We pray..
Presider: God of compassion and mercy, no matter how far we wander from your love you are always ready to welcome us home. Hear these prayers that, as we continue our Lenten journey, we are brought ever closer to you. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
As we prepare to enter into this liturgy, let us pause to consider how God might be calling to us this day, and ask for mercy and pardon for the times we have not responded to this call.
Lord Jesus, you call us to repent, to turn around. Lord, have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you till the soil of our lives. Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you help us to be fruitful disciples. Lord, have mercy.
Please pick up a bulletin after mass. Lots of parish news and helps for your Lenten journey.
It’s not too late to take Operation Rice Bowl materials, in English or Spanish, as a focus for your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This is a program of Catholic Relief Services that funds development projects that benefit the most vulnerable of the poor and enables families to escape abject poverty. One fourth of all we collect stays within the archdiocese to help those in need.
Please join us for our Lenten Reconciliation Mass this Wednesday at 7:00 pm. You are also invited every Friday in Lent at noon to the Stations of the Cross, here in the church.