January 14, 2018 --- Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Theme: In today’s gospel Jesus tells us “Come and See”. Today is also World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We too are invited to “come and see”. As strong advocates with a commitment to support and care for others.
1 SM 3:3B-10, 19
PS 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
1 COR 6:13C-15A, 17-20
Reflection on the Word
Prayers of the Faithful
To God the Giver of all life and Lord of peace, let us pray...
For the Church, that the Pope, the pastors and teachers of our church proclaim with courage and conviction the presence of God among us. God of compassion . . .
For the world, that all nations and peoples may live in peace and cooperation, working together to protect the dignity and rights of every member of the human family. God of compassion . . .
For migrants and refugees, that with the help of all humanity they will find peace, security and home. God of compassion . . .
That in our compassion and mercy, we may bring Gods healing and love to the sick and suffering and all who have asked for our prayers, including; Cheryl Booth, Lisa Gradt, Patrick Hagerty, Bob O’Harrow, Marley Reilly and all those listed in our bulletin. God of compassion . . .
That our young people and students may hear God calling them to live lives of selfless service to others. God of compassion . . .
LEADER: For our own personal intentions and prayers deep within our hearts (pause). God of compassion . . .
Hear, O Lord, these prayers we offer. May your Spirit dwelling within us and in the midst of the community of St Charles help us make these prayers a reality – prayers we ask in the name of Jesus, your Christ. Amen.
Let us begin our celebration of these sacred mysteries by calling to mind our sins.
Lord Jesus, you are both Teacher and Word. Lord have mercy.
Lord Jesus, the Anointed One of God. Christ have mercy.
Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God sacrificed for us. Lord have mercy.
Lots going on this morning. Baptism Prep will meet in the Parish Center. Multicultural Committee will meet in Room 2. Sacramental Prep in Room 3. Confirmation Class is in Room 12. God Squad is in Room 13
The parish office will be closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King.
Beginning Thursday, Jan 25, Fr Schwab will be conducting a series of adult classes focused on understanding the Gospels. See details in the bulletin.
Eucharistic Ministers, there will be a training for all current and new Eucharistic Ministers after both Masses on January 20th and 21st. We would like all Eucharistic Ministers to attend this training. It should take about one half hour. If you have questions please see Jennifer Winslow or Sr. Phyllis. We look forward to seeing you there.
Prayer Night and God Squad are cancelled for this Sunday. Confirmation class has been shifted to the 28th, directly following the GIFT session.
Next Sunday, the 21st, is Parents Night for all God Squad and Youth Group Families, 5 pm Room 13