We recently began our weekly sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It truly is one of the most gratifying ministries in which we are involved as a parish as our team accompanies and leads individuals into a deeper understanding of and incorporation into our Catholic faith. We currently have four participants this year. Please prayerfully consider whether you might know anyone (i.e., fiancé, spouse, family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.) whom you might invite to participate in this program. Christ has given each of us a share in his mission of drawing all people to Himself. Sometimes all that is needed is a kind invitation.
Prayer for Renew My Church
The Cardinal has asked that we regularly offer the following prayer as our parishes throughout the Archdiocese embark upon Renew My Church:
Lord Jesus, you speak to us today
as you spoke to holy men and women who have gone before us.
In every age and in our own time
you call us and say, “Renew My Church.”
Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us, and so enable us
to hear you clearly
to listen to each other attentively
to imagine our future boldly
to discern your direction wisely
to persevere in your holy will courageously to stay together in charity
to surrender our own plans readily
to embrace the greater good
to hand on your gifts to future generations.
May we remain in the holy company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles, and all the saints.
May their example and presence inspire us with patient confidence
in the work of your grace.
We ask this of you who live and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Have a blessed week,
Fr. Chris Gustafson, Pastor