THE AMAZING PARISH PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for gathering us together

and calling us to serve as your disciples.

You have charged us through Your

Son, Jesus, with the great mission of

evangelizing and witnessing your love

to the world.

Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as

we discern Your will for the spiritual

renewal of our parish.

Give us strength, courage, and clear

vision as we use our gifts to serve You.

We entrust our parish family to the care

of Mary, our mother, and ask for

her intercession and guidance as we

strive to bear witness to the Gospel and

build an amazing parish.

Amen.

 

The Archdiocese is offering the Bread of Life Series.  Just go to Sunday: Day of the Lord - Archdiocese of Cincinnati (catholicaoc.org) to follow along.

Sunday: Day of the Lord

Keep holy the Lord’s Day! The Lord's Day has always been accorded special attention in the history of the Church because of its close connection with the very core of the Christian mystery. It is Easter which returns week by week, celebrating Christ's victory over sin and death, the fulfilment in him of the first creation and the dawn of the new creation. – Pope St. John Paul II Sunday is the day which recalls in grateful adoration the world's first day and looks forward in active hope to "the last day", when Christ will come in glory and all things will be made new. – Pope St. John Paul II “On Sunday, our participation in the Eucharist has special importance. Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection, the 'first day’ of the new creation, whose first fruits are the Lord’s risen humanity, the pledge of the final transfiguration of all created reality.” – Pope Francis “Rest opens our eyes to the larger picture and gives us renewed sensitivity to the rights of others. And so the day of rest, centered on the Eucharist, sheds its light on the whole week, and motivates us to greater concern for nature and the poor.” – Pope Francis For the Christian, Sunday is above all an Easter celebration, wholly illumined by the glory of the Risen Christ. It is the festival of the ‘new creation’. – Pope St. John Paul II In the first place, therefore, Sunday is the day of rest because it is the day "blessed" by God and "made holy" by him, set apart from the other days to be, among all of them, ‘the Lord's Day’. – Pope St. John Paul II