Our Church Seasons
The coming of Jesus into our world brings surprises and challenges. Like the wolf and the lamb, living together peacefully, may we prepare ourselves for the surprises that the message of Jesus will bring. Let us pray that the Reign of God inspires us to repentance and harmony.
Because of his coming, Jesus offers healing to all who suffer. He brings glad tidings to all who are ready to listen. Let us pray that the Reign of God strengthens us and makes our hearts firm for the coming of the Lord.
In today's Gospel we are reminded that Mary conceived Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. His name was to be EMMANUEL which means God-is-with-us! Let us pray that the Reign of God fills us with the Spirit of holiness.
Blessing of Nativity Scene
God of every nation and people,
from the very beginning of creation
you have made manifest your love:
when our need for a Savior was great
you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin Mary.
To our lives be brings joy and peace,
justice, mercy, and love.
bless all who look upon this manger;
may it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus,
and raise our thoughts to him,
who is God-with-us and Saviour of all,
and who lives and reigns forever and ever.
Each year during Lent our Church beckons us to reflect upon our lives through prayer,
fasting and almsgiving. We are urged to evaluate who we are as disciples of Christ
and how we live out our discipleship. Do we live lives of gratitude, prayer, service and
generous sharing? This challenge to confront our faith lived out, our stewardship,
begins in prayer and in our relationship with God. It is also through prayer and
spiritual renewal that we are able to discern God’s ongoing personal call.
As we go into the desert, we know that we will not be alone.
We will go together as a Church to support, encourage and challenge one another.
Our hope is to bring to Easter morning the hearts
and lives of Christian stewards that will be a beacon in the world. It’s time…let’s go.
2017 Holy Week Schedule; Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 13th: 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 14th: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday's Easter Vigil, April 15th: 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 16th: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m
Morning has broken at Saint Paul's, Plainfield
Easter Season, 2016
He is Risen! Alleluia!
Easter decor; an oasis for the weary
Those who journeyed through the RCIA process are welcomed into the Church by receiving the sacraments.
Come to the waters of baptism!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Dale and Julie Craig and Family
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