Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to you. Allow you healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with your compassion for others. Touch my heart with your courage and love for all.
Touch my mind with your wisdom, that my mouth will proclaim your praise. Teach me to reach out to my needs and help me lead others to you by my example. Touch gently this life which you have created now and forever, AMEN!
By Maryellen Pierranunzi
p.s. pray for that new storm to end in FLA. And LA. States
Dear brothers and sisters of Christ-
Next Sunday, October 23, Pope Benedict XVI calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocations to be missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday! As Catholics around the world, here at home, and in missions gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Catholic’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the ‘Good News’ of our Lord great love for us and for missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ.
We are offering financial help though the society for the Propagation of the faith for more than 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, America, and the Pacific Islands. Your generosity will help make a faith filled difference around the world toward those in need. See the World Mission Sunday webpage for more information. @ http://www.iamamissionary.org
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Joyce Meyers Food For The Soul
PRAY EACH DAY
‘Compassionate God, your generous presence is always attuned to hurting ones Your listening ear is bent toward the cries of the wounded. Your heart of love fills with tears for the suffering. Turn my inward eye to see that I am not alone. I am part of all life. Each one’s joy and sorrow, and mine is theirs. May I draw strength from this inner communion. May it daily recommit me to be a compassionate presence for all who struggle with life pains.‘
‘HEART OF COMPASSION’
Joyce Rupp OSM writer.
EVANGELIZATION IS ROOTED IN A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.
‘ Christianity is not a new philosophy or new morality. We are Christians only if we encounter Christ…..Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we really become Christians……. There fore, let us pray to the Lord to enlighten us so that, in our world, HE will grant us the encounter with his presence, and thus give us a lively faith, an open heart, and great charity for all, capable of renewing the world. ‘
EVANGELIZATION IS A MISSION OF THE CHURCH.
” We cannot keep to ourselves the word of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are ment for everyone, for every man and woman…. It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God grace, we ourselves have received’ — Pope Benedict XVI Vacican City on September 3, 2008 Well put in the Catholic American’s opinion.
‘Born the son of God, He was the son of man, lived as a servant’s life so selflessly. But the people couldn’t understand how he fit in their plan, so they crucified him to a tree. Three days had gone by and there his body lay. The tomb was sealed, a guard was standing by. The ground beneath began to shake, the stone was rolled back in the quake. Jesus rose again! He was alive!
Once and for all Christ has redeemed us. Once and for all he died to set us free. By the sacrifice he made, our debt of sin was paid, to bring us back to God once and for all. Sin, where, is your victory? Death where is your sting? The grave has been defeated, could not hold the king of kings!’
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!
Robert L. Jones
‘LENT. Our journey to become more like Christ. ‘
On our own we cannot live the life God intends for us. like Abraham, our lives can produce great fruit only if we follow God in faith. This week, pray for the grace to follow God with strong faith. Pray also to see the poor in our midst so that we may assist them, for the fruit of faith is love. Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl supports programs that help the most vulnerable in communities in Indonesia and around the world.
PRAY EACH DAY.
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend , with your help, to do penance, to sin no more and avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. His name, my God, have mercy. AMEM.
Our Belief: “Human life is sacred because it involved the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is the sole end. God alone is the lord of life from its beginning to its end: no one can under any circumstances claim himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” ( 2258 Catechism of the Catholic Church. )
Euthanasia and assisted suicide can appear a reasonable and even compassionate solution with suffering of individuals and families struggling with illness of the dying process. Yet these are not real solutions-they do not solve human problems, but only take the lives of those most in need of unconditional love. ( U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.)
“The Catholic Church is not desensitized to the pain of those who suffer. On the contrary, it identifies its values and sees life and death as sacred. This does not mean that a person suffering in the final stages of a terminal illness must be kept alive at all costs.
There are moral, spiritual, ethical, and medical questions that must be in place when assisting the dying. The Anointing of the Sick and Hospice are two important ministries that aid in dealing with the terminally ill.’ (Reflection Excerpt from Fr. Dan Bachner.)
Please call the Church if you have any questions, concerns, or need help. Its our aim as a community of faith to be present to those who suffer and those who are dying. Pray for the sick, poor, and homeless also please. Pray for us, God’s lost lambs.
From the Culture Of Life Series Provided by St. Petronille Choose Life Ministry