Welcome to the Virtual Parish weekly worship! We encourage you to participate with your family in the following Liturgy of the Word. You will find audio recordings of the readings and videos of Father Au reading the Gospel and providing his Homily.
Have a blessed weekend.
Audio of the readings, read by Shrine parishioner Brian Greenan
First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 89: 2-3, 16-17, 18-19
Response: "Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord."
Second Reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11
God of life, death and resurrection, we bring our own words of prayer before you today.
• For the church universal, that it would not grow complacent but pursue goodness no matter the cost, we pray to the Lord…
• For those in authority, that they would seek life and care for those under their protection, we pray to the Lord…
• For all of us who seek to follow you yet lack the courage to bear your cross, we pray to the Lord…
• For all our beloved dead, we pray to the Lord…
• For those for whom we have promised to pray, especially, the People of the Shrine, we pray to the Lord…
• For those of our parish who are sick, especially those listed in our bulletin, we pray to the Lord…
• For the safety of those who guard and protect the public peace, and for the safety of those serving in the military, we pray to the Lord…
With grateful hearts we dedicate these prayers to your care, confident in your power to make life and make it new. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Patient Trust, a prayer by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.