March 3, 2019

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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  • Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking?
  • Do your fears keep you in the dark?
  • Living in the shadow of doubt about God’s ability to be your strength in every weakness?
  • Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of anger and resentment?
  • Is your love dimmed and your heart needing to be open to love of yourself, others and God?

Our Lenten Theme – Christ Be Our Light, is an opportunity for God’s unconditional acceptance, forgiveness and healing to shine through our dark thoughts, feelings and actions. Prayer is the key transforming fear into faith, doubt into hope and closed hearts into love in action.

Join us by participating in the prayer and practices offered through the bulletin, website and weekly homilies.

Step into the bright light of freedom by praying our Lenten prayer daily:
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine in the darkness.
We shine your love,
Placing our hope and trust in you.

Pray with our Lenten Hymn by reading and reflecting on one verse each day.

Reflection Question: How can I bring light into someone else’s life?
Activity: What one action will I take to be light?
CHRIST, BE OUR LIGHT!
Refrain:
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine in the darkness.
We shine your love,
Placing our hope and trust in you. (ADAPTED)

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
Light for the world to see.
Refrain

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.
Refrain

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
Shared until all are fed.
Refrain

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
Walls made of living stone.
Refrain

Many the gifts, many the people,
Many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
Making your kingdom come.
Refrain

Text and Tune Bernadette Farrell

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