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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship God is always with us — in the gentle breezes that blow through our lives and in the storms that ravage us and cause anxiety. Faith in God always brings us courage, comfort and healing. Even when we step out in weakness, Jesus always is ready to lead us toward deeper revelations […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

Meditations on the first reading (1Kings 19: 9-13) The Still Small Voice (Anna Golden) The Sojourner’s Call (I Kings 19: 11-13) God Speaks Meditations on the gospel (Matthew 14: 22-33) Jesus Walks on the Water Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt? Gospel video (Catholic TV) 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Sister Maria) Liturgical music In Ev’ry Age […]

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FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

For children Peter Walks on Water (Saddleback Kids) Jesus and Peter Walk on Water (Sharefaith Kids) Jesus Walks on Water For teens Jesus Walks on the Water A Study of the Apostle Peter Be Still How Can I Keep From Singing (Audry Assad)

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today we are invited to reflect upon and enjoy the generous bounty of blessings given to us by God. Even during this time of pandemic and separation, our faith reminds us that nothing can separate us from our loving God who continually calls us to feast with joy nad to live in […]

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Reflections on the first reading Isaiah 55 (Chris Brunelle) Reflections on the second reading Romans 8: Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ? Reflections on the gospel Film Presentation of the Gospel The Feeding of the Five Thousand Five Loaves and Two Fish Liturgical music “Come to the Water” (John Foley) “Neither Death […]

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FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

For teens Reflection on the first reading “Come to the Water” (Passion) Reflections on the second reading “More Than Conquerors” Romans 8: 35, 37-38 “Who Shall Separate Us” Reflections on the gospel “Five Loaves and Two Fish”   For children: The Gospel Story Feeding the Five Thousand Five Loaves Two Fish A Very Hungry Caterpillar […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today Jesus tells stories of three people: a searcher, a merchant and a fisherman. In each parable, these people all discover a treasure that was ready and waiting for them. God has treasures waiting for us also. God’s word today invites us to look through the big storehouse of our faith and […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

Au Fond Du Temple Saint (Bizet’s Friendship Duet from his opera “The Pearl Fishers”) This performance of the famous friendship duet, “From deep within the holy shrine” (au fond du temple saint) is sung by Robert McPherson and Jacques Imbrailo (English National Opera Company). Opera storyline: The life-long friendship of Nadir and Zurga has survived […]

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FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

For children Solomon Asks for Wisdom The Kingdom of Heaven The Pearl of Great Price Treasure In the Field The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Hidden Treasure & The Pearl of Great Price Kids telling Parables: Buried Treasure For teens Solomon’s Temple Explained The Pearl of Great Price The Hidden Treasure & The Priceless Pearl […]

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ST. ANNE: MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, PORTAL

Story of St. Anne (Adapted from the Church of St. Anne, Rockhill, SC) St. Anne was born in Bethlehem and married Joachim from Nazareth in Galilee. Joachim was a shepherd given the task of supplying the temple of Jerusalem with sheep for sacrifices. After 20 years of marriage Anne and Joachim had no children. Once, […]