One Church One Message is about getting every one that attends our church to hear the same message on a given week. At Holy Eucharist this means that our children, students and adults are all being taught a similar theme - so families can discuss it. It means that at every Mass, we repeat the same homily so that every adult has heard the exact same message. One Church One Message is simply about getting everybody in the parish headed in the same direction, as with geese flying in formation, or a crew team rowing together. The message is what we call our weekend homily. It is the centerpiece of our church communication.We invite you to read, reflect and pray on these messages.
While we can't worship together in a common ground, the universal Church can be brought together as they read the Scriptures that are scheduled, listen to Father's wk 4 message, and pray the prayer of Spiritual Communion. God Bless!
Opening Prayer -
Heavenly Father: I (We) come to worship you and to hear you through your scriptures. By your grace, kindly help me to take in your words as they are read, listen attentively to Father's message, and pray devoutly. At this Holy gathering, I wish to pray in particular for the following intentions: (here name them). Amen.
Mass Readings for 3/23 can be found HERE
1st Reading - 1 SM 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A
Psalm - PS 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6.
2nd Reading - EPH 5:8-14
Gospel - JN 9:1-41
After the Gospel reading, listen to Father Andrew's Message below as well as reflect, sing and pray during the beautiful song following the message.
To conclude here is a prayer of Spiritual Communion -
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
If you missed the any other weeks of this message series, Father's messages are below.