Term 4 Week 36
27 OCTOBER - 2 NOVEMBER
30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Luke 1: 9-14
The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector speaks so clearly to us that it needs little commentary. We can recognise the deep implications Luke saw in this story, when we situate it within the compilation made by the evangelist - that we have followed during the past weeks. As Jesus courageously takes the road to meet his fate, he is giving his final instructions to the disciples he will leave behind. Faith, he has taught them is an obedient openness to God’s coming in their lives, and to the plan of God about to reach its moment of climax.
"O God be merciful to me a sinner"
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Feast of Sts Simon and Jude
Remembered as being among the twelve apostles, the fist followers of Jesus. Let us pray that we will be followers of Jesus.
O God, through the work of the apostles you have spoken your Word of love, your Son, into our world's deafness. Open our ears to hear; open our hearts to heed; open our will to obey, that we may proclaim the good news with our lives.
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The secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:
O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your Will.
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All Souls Day - Saturday 2 November
Pray this Saturday for all those family and friends who have passed away before us.
Creator, their statues are not in churches but their pictures are in our homes and their stories alive in our community, and in us. We know of their goodness and their struggles. We now pray for them, and remember them with love, celebrating in faith their journey to God, now within the great communion of saints.
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Praying the News
Either bring a news item, or have students share items of news they have heard of this week. Model a prayer of intercession or petition for one of the events and then invite students to use that same formula to add their prayers for people and the world; e.g. We pray for the people of Syria, who daily suffer bombardment and terror. That leaders of the world will act quickly to relieve their suffering. Lord hear us....
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All Saints Day
All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.
May all the Saints, pray for us and for all those whose lives we touch.
All: Amen May God, Who loves and holds us all, let the Spirit guide all our days in the ways of compassion and justice.
All: Amen May we reflect the heart of God, sure in faith, strong in hope, built on love and become all that we are called to be.
All: Amen And may our journey lead us into God’s gentle and almighty Presence, our God whom we will one day see face to face. Amen.
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