The General Intercessions

The Universal Prayer/Prayers

 of the Faithful

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THE 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February  26th 2017

Presider:

Paul teaches us that we are the stewards of the mysteries of God.  As faithful stewards we bring our concerns to the Lord:

Lector:

That the servants of Christ who lead our Church continue to be faithful stewards of the mysteries of God. We pray to the Lord:

Lector:

That the leaders of nations encourage faithful stewardship of the earth.  We pray to the Lord:

Lector:

That our gifts to the Bishops Appeal will be a sacrifice in Christ’s name, supportive of the needs of Catholics in our diocese.  We pray to the Lord:

Lector:

That the unemployed and the underemployed know the compassion of God.  We pray to the Lord:

Lector:

That all who are ill, especially Ellie Anderson, Bea and Joe Benham, Tomas, Sheila Bradshaw,  Jerry Rantisi, Tina Pasco Sanchez, Mary Martinez, Daniel Shubert, Renza Maldanado, Enrique Guzman, Joy Ann Crisolog,  Father Peter Loffredo, and Ann Marie Hermens Miller, may find hope and healing.  We pray to the Lord:

Lector:

That all who have died, especially Angela Wicks and Robert Schwartz, may rest in peace and their families be consoled.   We pray to the Lord:

Presider:

God of all goodness and grace, hear us as faithful stewards of your sacred mysteries.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Announcements

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February 26th 2017

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Commitment Sunday for the Bishop’s Appeal will take place next Sunday.  If you did not receive a brochure and donation envelope in the mail please be sure to pick them up today in the pews and read the flyer in the bulletin today.  Please come next weekend prepared to make a one time donation or pledge for the year.  We are encouraged to remember that we are part of the larger, Universal Church and called to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Each of us is blessed in some way and it is up to us to share our blessings as we go for the part of “All God’s People-United in Faith”.

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March 1st is Ash Wednesday and mass times in English will be 8:30am, 12:05pm and 6:00pm.  This is also a day of fasting and abstaining from meat.

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Please start your lent off right and join us for our parish Lenten retreat.  It will run four nights in a row starting March 7 from 6:15-7:15pm. Come for one, two or all the evenings.   Admission is free and free childcare is available.  The theme will focus on our daily spirituality and growing closer to Christ.

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Please bring in your old palms by next weekend to be burned for ash Wednesday.

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New ministry schedules are ready for pick up.

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Our parish Lenten retreat will be four nights in a row starting March 7.  Please clear your calendar and join us each night as we grow closer to Christ in our daily spirituality.

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Please join the Knights for a Lenten Fish Fry on March 3rd.

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Free Lenten reflection books are available in the back of the church.

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