Heavenly Father, We give you our hopes, worries and fears as our lovely child starts school. We pray that you would fill their hearts with excitement and calm their worries with your love. Please go before them, help them make friends, enjoy the activities and build relationships with their teachers and carers. May we learn to entrust them each day into your care, and as we do may they grow in confidence and independence. Father, may joy abound in their hearts as they enter this new exciting season of their lives. In Jesus name.
LORD, ON THIS LABOR DAY, WE THANK YOU FOR THE BLESSING OF WORK. WE ASK FOR STRENGTH TO COMPLETE EACH DAY. WE ASK FOR REST WHEN WE ARE WEARY. WE ASK YOUR GUIDANCE FOR EVERYONE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT, AND WE ASK THAT YOU BE WITH THOSE WHOSE FACES WE MIGHT NEVER SEE BUT WHO WORK TIRELESSLY EACH DAY FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL. AMEN.
HOLY HOUR - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 5:00PM IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN HOUR OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE.
Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and friend- ship on Sunday, August 11th from 12:00Noon to 3:00pm on the parish grounds. Spend time with your family and fellow parishioners while listening to music and enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Water and soft drinks will be available. If you can, please bring a side dish or dessert for sharing. Hope to see you there!
We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father's Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways--both big and small--they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach. So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families. For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You. In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen.
Congratulations to Deacon Pat Berigan - Celebrating his 30th Anniversary of Ordination Heavenly Father, since the time of the Apostles you have inspired the Church to commission certain members to assist in a special way in the pastoral mission of Christ. Bless the deacons and all other ordained and non-ordained ministers that they may be humble and faith-inspired in their service. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.