This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18, 2016 and will focus on the theme "Prayer: The Faith Prayed." Those who have been designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all of us to rededicate ourselves to this mission as a community of faith.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Green Vestments – Year C
Readings: Amos 8: 4–7; 1 Timothy 2: 1–8; Luke 16: 1-13 (or 10-13)
Theme: "Prayer: The Faith Prayed"
Father of all families, you have called me to serve the family in truth and love as a catechist. May I be faithful to this call, rooted in your Word, and open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
May I use these gifts, especially the gifts of faith, hope, and love, to serve the family as a witness to you, who are love and life and the source and destiny of all families.
Let your Spirit enlighten my mind and strengthen my heart so that I can be a path of Christ’s love to families, especially those in need, the homebound and aged, the disabled and disheartened.
Through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, I pray for the Church, the Bride of Christ, whose mission to build a civilization of love passes through the family. Amen.
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Your family is encouraged to be registered members of St. Mary's Parish. Registration forms are available in the parish office. A Copy of the Baptismal Certificate is required for any student receiving First Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation in the upcoming year. Please bring Emergency Contact names and phone numbers.
The Religious Education Staff is committed to the service of the Lord, and that means being of service to you.Catechists
Liturgy of the Word with Children
This is a fun-filled event held every Sunday morning from approximately 10:45 am to 11:00 am. Children, ages pre-K to 5th Grade, hear the Word proclaimed to them in the Chapel. They then rejoin the congregation for the remainder of the 10:30 Mass.
Lead Catechists: Cynthia Aleman and Loretta Thomas