Sunday at Home | September 20

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

To Get There Together

Some days, the road ahead of us seems impassable. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as the pandemic, systemic racism, and natural disasters hinder our journey forward. 

But, in these clearly unprecedented times, we must remember that Jesus never gave up when meeting adversity. 

As a parish community, whether we walk together virtually or in person, God’s love will sustain us and guide us. 

We have the power to collectively be the light our world needs. 

And we’ll get there. Together.

Join us September 6 – October 11 for our new series, “To Get There Together,” as we take a closer look at how we can trust in God and help our neighbor in these challenging days.

We’d love to reconnect in person or, if you’re unable to gather with us in church, join us online for 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass live on our YouTube channel. 

Opening Song

New Creation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VijEo-mSnew)

The Readings

Available from the USCCB here.

First Reading Isaiah 55:6-9

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18

The Lord is near to all who call upon him.

Second Reading Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a

Gospel Matthew 20:1-16a

Prayers of the Faithful

  • For Pope Francis and church leaders, that they will lead in proclaiming  the dignity of every human being, regardless of race, language, or culture. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For our political leaders, that they will be filled with God’s wisdom as they strive for patience and safety for all during this pandemic, and work on justice issues for all who have experienced violence and racism. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the protection of our police and first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For our parish, that we will trust God in all ways as we ‘together’ maneuver through these trying times. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For our Catechists, who selflessly work to bring God’s love and truth to others. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For  Pat & Henry Willet, Johnny Parker, Dorothy Lapointe, and all who have died that they enjoy the presence of our loving God in heaven. We pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Preparation Song

Make Your Home in Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeuLkgsQY4I)

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Communion Song

A Place at Your Table (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcQ67nriXkY)

Going Forth Song

New Creation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VijEo-mSnew)

A Prayer for During the Pandemic

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We turn to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

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