For your assistance in praying with the Church community this week, the liturgical Sunday readings read at all the masses are provided below, with some suggestions of activities that you and your family might do during the week to help sustain the messages of the Sunday gospel.
Please let us know if these suggestions are helpful for you or your family.
October 26, 2014, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"You observed what sort of life we lived and you were led to become imitators of us and of the Lord." (1 Thessalonians)
1 Thes 1:5c-10
Gospel Matthew 22:34-40 Readings Here
Consider this statement, “the purpose of life is to ensure that more life be poured out upon the world.” In other words, each living being is created by God so that more of his divine life can be shared with everyone, now and in the future.
PRAYER: Lord God, may we learn how vital cooperation is for our own lives and for the benefit of others. Preserve us from the temptation to “go it alone.” May we share our lots and lives with others and receive the reward of community. Amen.
Monday: Listen attentively today to the needs of each of your family members. Try to appreciate their efforts in life.
Tuesday: Reflect today on the example of your life to others.
Wednesday: Write a note today to someone, family member or other expressing your appreciation for the example they set in a specific incident.
Thursday: Pray the Rosary today for all young people that Mary may light their ways. Pray the Mysteries of Light. Video Here
Friday: In preparing for November in which we remember our deceased loved ones, prepare a small decoration of photos of departed family members, with a candle. Pray especially for them this coming month.
Saturday: Read and reflect on the Gospel for this week.
PRAYER: Father, all powerful and ever-living God, we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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