Happy Feast of Saint Martha! O blessed St. Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, “I am the resurrection and the life”; and faith let you see beyond his humanity when you cried out, “Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” With firm hope you said, I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him, and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead. With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home. Friend and servant of our Savior, I too am “troubled about many things.” (Pause for silent prayer.) Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life. Amen.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm for a Holy Hour for Vocations in our Church. Seminarians will join us (as the ride bicycles across the City of Philadlephia throughout the week). The time of prayer will include amazing music, inspirational words and time with Jesus! If you cannot join us live, please join us via Live Stream. Download the flier:
Father Chris enjoys chatting with members of the Church Family. He is willing to have. phone call or even schedule a visit to your home (he will wear a mask). If you have not been able to join us for Mass, he can bring Holy Communion. To schedule a phone call, click HERE. If you would like Fr. Chris to visit, please send an email. Please continue to pray for Father Chris and for all the priests who serve the Church!
Praise God for our young disciples who long to know God’s Word. Please continue to share these videos with children – perhaps while the adults are worshipping on Saturday Night or Sunday or at some other time. Thank you to Ms. Arleen for this week’s VIDEO TEACHING. Please download the resource and share it with your young people too…
Please join us praying for our school leaders and parents during this difficult time in our history, God is able! Father God, we come to you today asking your blessing on our school administrators, teachers and parents. Thank you that they have answered the call to care for our our children so they learn in a safe and nurturing environment conducive to academic and personal success. Bless our school administrators with wisdom, integrity, a sense of humor, patience and the physical and mental energy equal to their tasks. Bless them with strong support from parents, teachers and the community, especially as they make decisions for this coming semester. We pray for patience and wisdom for our administrators when complaints arise from parents. Give them the grace to listen. We pray for parents that they will be reasonable and willing to listen. We pray that parents be blessed with Your Wisdom Father God. As we pray, Father God, we are aware that being a school administrator, a teacher or parent can be a lonely and difficult job. Please send each of them encouragers and relieve them of demanding workloads that prevent them from having quality family and personal time. Show them healthy ways to relieve stress and ways to stay active physically. Help them feel loved and accepted by You in their most difficult professional and personal times. Reward all who care for our young people by allowing them see the fruits of their labor displayed in the success of our young people. Keep our kids, our teachers, our parents and our school leaders safe through this season Father God. Accept our prayer today as an expression of our gratitude to You, knowing You are always faithful. We ask this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
Forward in Christ!