Sowing Seeds
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 30, 2017
As we prepare for Mass, let us pray...

God of justice and mercy, 
you gave King Solomon the wisdom to rule justly;
you sent your son to teach us about your kingdom.
As we prepare to encounter you in the Sunday Mass, 
open our hearts to the great wisdom of your word, 
and the spiritual strength of the Eucharist
that will empower us for works of discipleship.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

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Sunday Scriptures

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I Kings 3:5,7-12
Wisdom, Humility

Psalm 119: 57,72; 76-77; 127-128; 129-130
Wisdom, Obedience

Romans 8:28-30 
Salvation, Christian Life

Matthew 13:44-52 
  Kingdom of God
Singing Our Faith - In the first reading, young King Solomon asks, "Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart."  How can we apply Solomon's wisdom and today's gospel reading to our discipleship? read more...

Universal Prayer

Inspired by this Sunday's scriptures, we pray for the Kingdom of God to take shape in various ways here on earth, as well as the current needs of our parish and community.  read more...

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