One church one message

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.

When god doesn't make sense wk-4

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. 

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A message on loneliness

home alone

While we have more means of communication and more ways to connect to the rest of the world in human history, polls and research show that many in our culture struggle with loneliness. We feel alienated from each other, alienated from ourselves, and alienated from our Maker. While loneliness looks different in our modern times, the problem is as old as human history. In this series we will look at the cause of our loneliness and what we can do to combat it.


Week 1 - Three-fold Alienation

Week 2 - Alienation from one another

Week 3 - Alienation from ourselves

Week 4 - Alienation from God

Winter Message series

Baggage

Forgiveness is a basic tenant of our creed. Each week we profess to believe in the “forgiveness of sins.” Yet, while "forgiveness" itself is very simple concept, it can also feel complicated. By forgiving others are we justifying others' wrong behavior? Does forgiveness automatically mean trusting another person? How do we even forgive people who have hurt us. At its core, forgiveness can be a difficult process, especially when hurt feelings and anger cloud our thinking. However, in order to begin healing from pain caused by others, we must choose to forgive. While forgiving someone won’t change the past, it can change our future. This 4-part series explains the importance of forgiving others and how it helps us even more than the person who hurt us.  


Week 1 - An Intro to Forgiveness

Week 2 - Making Peace with Your Past

Week 3 - Choosing to Forgive

Week 4 - Extending Forgiveness