Weekly Prayer / Family Prayer

For your assistance in praying with the Church community this week, the liturgical Sunday readings read at all the masses are provided below, with some suggestions of activities that you and your family might do during the week to help sustain the messages of the Sunday gospel.

Please let us know if these suggestions are helpful for you or your family.

December 21, 2014, Fourth Sunday of Advent

"You have found favor with God. You shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus." (Luke 1)


2 Samuel 7, 1-5, 8-12, 14, 16
Romans 16, 25-27
Gospel Luke 1, 26-38
        Readings Here

REFLECTION: Jesus came to be the light. His words tell us how to find our way out of the dark. His actions give us a model for how to live in the light. His power living in us (The Holy Spirit) gives light to our minds, strength to our wills, and wisdom to our hearts. It is an energy source that never runs out. During these final days before Christmas, let us join with the Church everywhere in calling forth the light of God.

PRAYER: Lord, as we celebrate your coming and witness many lights of the season, may we make them each a prayer to you, the Light of the World.


Monday: As Christmas Eve draws near, gather with the family to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Video Here Pray for all families.

Tuesday:  Spend some time today in silence in God’s presence.

Wednesday: Gather the family near to the crèche and pray for World Peace.

Thursday: Spend time thinking of light. Ask your family at the table what their happiest memory of light is.

Friday: Keep the love and peace of Christmas alive by praying as a family for those who sent you Christmas cards.

Saturday: As a family pray the Mysteries of Light of the Rosary. Video Here

PRAYER: Lord God, we have waited in darkness for the dawning of your light. May your Presence fill the whole earth with peace and justice. Amen.

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