SEPTEMBER PRAYER CHALLENGE:
Lectio Divina
Thank you for joining us during this "Year of Prayer: Centered on the Eucharist!" Each month, we ask everyone to commit to growing together in prayer through a series of prayer challenges. We hope these challenges will help explore new styles of prayer, form habits of prayer, and join the parish community in deepening our faith.

This September, we'll begin by praying with Scripture, using an ancient meditative style called Lectio Divina. For more on Lectio Divina and how to pray it, watch the short introduction video from Robby Kiley below.
AND THE CHALLENGE IS:
This month, our parish challenge is to pray through the "1% Lectio Divina Challenge" from the Evangelical Catholic. Over the next thirty days, we hope you can pray through thirty moments in the life of Jesus Christ, helping to know and love him more deeply! Follow the link here for a refresher on how to pray Lectio Divina, as well as the reading plan for the month.
PRAY WITH US: Live!
We will be hosting guided Lectio Divina meditations on Facebook Live September 7-11 following the 3:00 p.m. RosaryCome join us (or watch the recorded session at a later time) and help familiarize yourself with the prayer process.

As always, please make sure to add your comments and feedback on the Facebook page - and thank you for diving deeper into prayer with us this year!

BIBLE STUDY
with Fr. Bill
and Sally

Click the link below to access the weekly parish bulletin. And, check out the Bible study video with Fr. Bill and Sally Flask, Assistant Director of Liturgy. Finally, the COVID prayer can be found below the video.



MOTHER OF DIVINE LOVE PRAYER

The following prayer will replace the parish stewardship prayer at Mass until further notice.

Mother of Divine Love, we entrust to you our nation and world, our families and loved ones, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

In this time of trial and testing, hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful.

For those already afflicted, obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

For those working to help the sick and bring an end to this crisis, obtain the strength to continue their work.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, conform us to the will of the Father, remind us always of the love of your Son, Jesus, and bring his peace to our land and to our hearts.

Amen.
Saint Rocco, protector against the plague and all contagious diseases, pray for us!