November 18, 2018 -- 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
Theme: We are reminded today that all things come to an end, sooner or later. We will come to an end sooner or later, the whole world will come to end sooner or later. We are counseled to be ready, no matter when that sooner or later may be. Let us live each day so we are ready.
PS 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11
HEB 10:11-14, 18
Reflection on the Word
Makes Me Wonder
Prayers of the Faithful
To God, who is our life and our hope, let us pray.
That the Church again read the ‘signs of the times’ and act accordingly. God of Solidarity…
That world leaders act in ways that help all people. God of Compassion…
That all peoples may put aside mistrust, prejudice, and hatred, and create God’s kingdom of justice and reconciliation. God of Solidarity…
That those who are experiencing traumatic change in their lives due to separation, unemployment, illness, up-rootedness or abandonment may realize the hope of Christ who accompanies them on their journeys. God of Compassion…
For the sick of our parish, especially Evelyn Gordon, Chris Neigel, Dottie Smith, Doris Woolley, and all those listed in our bulletin, may we minister to them in their time of need. God of Solidarity…
For all who have died, may they rest in joy in God’s loving arms. God of Compassion…
God, you are the beginning and end of all things and seasons. Be with us on our life’s journey so that we come to live with you in eternal peace and freedom. We pray this through Christ your Son. Amen.
God, you call us to be ready for whatever and whenever you come. Grant us the wisdom to see the signs.
You give us life. Lord, have mercy.
You show us signs of what you want us to do. Christ, have mercy.
You gather your people from the ends of the earth in your peace.
Lord, have mercy.
Please pick up a bulletin or read it online. It includes the weekly calendar, activities of the parish and the larger community. Keep it handy all week for reference.
In the bulletin you will see information and an envelope for the Campaign for Human Development. This collection is to help those in poverty help themselves. It seeks to give the poor the tools to raise above poverty so they have a human life that is dignified and worthy. Please be as generous as you can.
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce are available for sale after mass. Get a great deal, and to relive that Spaghetti Dinner experience.
Thanksgiving is this Thursday. The Mass for Thanksgiving will be at 10am that day. Please bring food and/or money for our St. Vincent De Paul so that others may have a feast on Thanksgiving and on Christmas.