Prayer

10th Annual Greater Green Bay Area Interfaith Memorial Prayer Service for Homeless Persons

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sponsored by the St John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter’s Interfaith Ministry Team

Thursday, December 20, 2018

6:40 p.m. Outdoor Silent Walk of Peace

7:00 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Service

Hosted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish     
413 St. John Street

Downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

Each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) has sponsored National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, and to remember our friends without stable housing who have paid the ultimate price for our nation's failure to address this crisis. This event is open to the public; all are invited to participate in solidarity with those who believe health care, housing, and physical safety are basic human rights, not benefits to be earned.

 

Advent Wreath Blessing

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BLESSING OF YOUR HOME’S ADVENT WREATH

One of the strongest symbols of Advent is an evergreen wreath holding four candles, three purple/blue, and one pink for the third Sunday of Advent. The use of candles during the darkest and coldest days of the year is an ancient custom adopted in the sixth century by European Christians. The Jewish people have a similar tradition. Even as we light candles, they will be lighting the candles on their menorahs in celebration of Hanukkah.

 

+Begin with the Sign of the Cross together.

Leader: Echo after me. “Come, Lord Jesus!” (all echo)

“Come quickly!” (all echo)

 

Leader: It is wintertime, when days are short and nights are long. We need the light, the warmth, and joy of Christ. Bless this wreath as a sign to us of Jesus our Light. The circle of the wreath is a sign of God’s loving care for us, which has no ending. The evergreen branches are a sign of the faithfulness of God, which is always alive and fresh. The light of these candles will remind us of the coming of Christ at Christmas, who is the Light of the World.

(Light the 1st candle.)

 

Lord God, your son Jesus is Emmanuel, the hope of all peoples. He is the wisdom that teaches and guides us. He is the Savior of every nation. By the light of this Advent wreath we shall wait in patience for your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. His coming comforts our fears and brings hope to our waiting world and helps us spread the Light of Christ to all we meet.

 

Leader: “Come, Lord Jesus!” (all echo)

“Come quickly!” (all echo)

 

End with the + Sign of the Cross together.

The Annual Advent Prayer Partner Bread Exchange

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New this year!  As the first Sunday of Advent falls on December 2nd, the annual Advent Prayer Partner Bread Exchange will take place at every mass on the weekend of December 1/2.  Should your household of faith wish to participate as an Advent Prayer Partner, please bring a fresh loaf of bread of any kind to the liturgy of your choice that weekend, a loaf of fresh bread to be blessed/shared/exchanged.  Please clip out the prayer card below, add the last name(s) of your Household of Faith and then attach it with scotch tape to the bread you bring to church.  The loaf you then bring home in exchange will be marked as such so that our parish family of faith may be more deeply connected throughout all of Advent through acts of prayer, charity and justice.  Questions?  Concerns?  Please contact Susan for more information —- and thank you in advance for your consideration of this Advent Prayer Partner Bread Exchange.

 

 

A Prayer for Healing

The Healing Hands by Joseph Novak

The Healing Hands by Joseph Novak

Prayer for Healing

Loving God,

In the light of so much suffering we come before you as your hurting people in need of healing.

Knowing we are a Church of saints and sinners, we acknowledge our own sinfulness and ask forgiveness for the times we have injured or neglected others.

Knowing we are called to holiness, we trust you to lead us on our journey to be a renewed Church for with you all things are possible.

Christ Jesus, continue to walk among us as we leave. Embrace us with healing. Grace us with reconciliation. Empower us to love as you love, because healing, reconciliation, and love are beyond our human capacity alone.

Spirit of God, seize our hearts. Awaken us to gratitude and newness of life.

Amen

Season of Creation

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Join us in celebrating #SeasonofCreation! Christians around the world are sharing a journey toward care for our common home, Earth. Learn more by visiting SeasonofCreation.org

Interfaith Prayer Service for the Care of Creation

September 27, 2018

6:15 PM-Tour of sustainable practices

7:00 PM- Prayer service

Hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at 3110 Nicolet Dr.

Season of Creation

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Join us in celebrating #SeasonofCreation! Christians around the world are sharing a journey toward care for our common home, Earth. Learn more by visiting SeasonofCreation.org

Interfaith Prayer Service for the Care of Creation

September 27, 2018

6:15 PM-Tour of sustainable practices

7:00 PM- Prayer service

Hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at 3110 Nicolet Dr.

Monday Morning Motivation - Online Blessed Sacrament Chapel

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While Jesus is with us everywhere, we are blessed to also have Jesus’ presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Using modern technology to help people to pray (just like St. John Paul II and Pope Francis @Pontifex), visit our website www.gbres.org. You will find under the “Pray” tab, a video of Jesus in the Monstrance in Resurrection’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This video includes silent focus on the Blessed Sacrament, and three prayers: the Anima Christi, the Divine Praises, and Thomas Merton’s Be Content. The prayers are only available on a desktop or laptop. If you are using a mobile device, you will see the image of the Blessed Sacrament in the Monstrance and are invited to pray with it in your own way.

**Parishioner Lynn Zey reminds us that Ss. Peter and Paul's 24/7 Christ the King Perpetual Adoration Chapel needs people from all parishes to fill the hours of Adoration. Lynn invites you to call her for details at 336-1289, or call Ss. Peter & Paul's coordinator Sharon Van Ooyen 920.676.1637.