Daily Archives: July 18, 2016

Sister Mary Slaymaker, CSJ

Tomorrow, for the first time, the Church celebrates the FEAST of St. Mary Magdalene. Pope Francis has raised the day to the same “level” of celebration as that of “THE TWELVE”, saying that Mary Magdalene was “THE APOSTLE to the

Posted in Memorials

July 18

 Reflection Young children question the “why” of reality. They question and their imaginations supersede logical thought. Perhaps through questioning the why of reality and imagining alternate realities, we can recapture the curiosity of childhood. Why is there war?  Why is there greed? Why is

Posted in Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer Archives
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.

Prayer

A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

 

    Nourished by prayer, supported by community and energized by ministry, we are constantly addressing the needs of these times.