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October 20th ✙ 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings for October 20th, 2019

       Prayer and faith are very closely connected. It's because we have faith that we pray. At the same time prayer sustains our faith. We need to pray, not just when we are in trouble, but at all times. Let us now turn to God in whom our hope lies.
       Lord Jesus, we lift up our eyes to you from whom our help comes. Lord, have mercy.
       You keep our feet from stumbling and our hearts from straying. Christ, have mercy.
       You guard our coming and going both now and forever. Lord, have mercy.

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Monday, Oct. 21: Intentions of Frank & Judy Goulart, by Jan Dusik
Tuesday, Oct 22: + Betty Sarti, by Jan Weldon
Wednesday, Oct 23: Intentions of Oralee Floria
Friday, Oct 25: +Paul & Frances Aiello, by John Aiello

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Prayers

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

Tim Birimisa-Fasano, Army SSG Trevor Oxman
Frank Baker-Gleason, US Coast Guard Brian Tucker
Master Sgt. Matthew Rossini, Army Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry
Commander Michael Quigley, US Army Nick Kennedy, US Navy
Kristin Chapman, USAF James Chapman
Sarah Manley, USAF Seamus Weston
Andy Harrison, USAF Alicia Delahunty
Nickolaus Swanson Robert A. Wharton
Master Sgt. Ray Olmos Jr. Roy Walters

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Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Randy Bertolucci *****
Ted Lockett Marianne Bryant
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz Jim Mathews
Nellie Del Nero Patti Summers
Sandy Zan Sarah Bryan
Rebecca Weston John McAvoy
Lynn Lockett Joe Bonchonsky
Denny Heikura Joe Spini
John Dell' Amico Kitty Lyons
Barbara Entwisle Ed Flynn
Marilyn Brickett Robert & Cathy Neptune
Lori Wise Steve Smith
Janet Renon Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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Reflections

Prayer

I am neither a man of letters nor of science,
but I humbly claim to be a man of prayer.
It is prayer that has saved my life.
Without it, I would have lost my reason long ago.
If I did not lose my peace of soul,
in the midst of my many trials,
it is because of the peace that came to me through prayer.
Prayer is the key to each morning, and the lock to each evening.
It is a sacred alliance between God and us.
Let everyone try this experience and they will find that daily prayer will add something new to their lives, something which cannot be found elsewhere.
       Mahatma Ghandi

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Why Do Cathothics Do That?

Is it better to say formula or spontaneous prayers?

Prayer is raising our hearts and minds to God and any form of prayer is key to maintaining a strong relationship with God.
Formula prayers are memorized prayers someone has written, while spontaneous prayers are vocalizations that come from the heart.

Both types of prayer have the same goals – to praise God, ask for His help, to thank Him, and reflect on His goodness. When young, Catholics are often taught formula prayers, such as the “Our Father,” “Apostles Creed,” and “Hail Mary,” to help us learn about God and to develop the habit of speaking with Him. Then, as we grow in our faith, praying spontaneously from the heart becomes another, more personal option.

It is possible and even fruitful, to combine both forms in our communication with God. For example, spontaneous prayer during Eucharistic Adoration is made richer by enjoying the silence and presence of God. In turn, beginning Adoration with the Rosary- a formula prayer can lay the groundwork for a higher level of spontaneous prayer.
        (Growing in Faith)

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Liturgical Ministers

October 19th, Saturday
Eucharist:Frank Melo
Cups:Connie Melo & Chuck Rosecrantz
Lectors: Jennifer Womack & Chuck Schlumpberger
Altar Servers: Austin McWilliams(Altar Prep) & Daniel Forslund (Book)
Cross Bearer: Liam McWilliams
Ushers:Mark Clure & Bill Acord
2nd Collection:World Mission Sunday

October 20th, Sunday
Eucharist:Rosana Slezeviciute
Cups:LaVada Erickson & Deacon Ed Pecis
Lectors:Sany Meneni & Natalie Codianne
Altar Servers:Jacob Chapman (Altar Prep) & Benny Gazave (Book)
Cross Bearer:****
Ushers: Mike Rodriguez & Bruno Zamperin
2nd Collection:World Mission Sunday

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October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

       All are invited to pray the rosary every day for world peace, protection of the unborn and for conversion of those who don't believe in Christ.

 

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