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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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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

First Reading (1 Kings 19:  9a,11-13a) At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks […]

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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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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

These scriptures remind us that we are united in our personhood and in our common humanity. Our willingness to call out in faith and to ask for mercy when we are in need are factors that unite us – no matter our race, creed, color values, or orientation. God’s house is open for all who […]

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SAINTS DONATO, BERNARD AND ROCCO

Our church has a statue and a window of St. Rocco, a statue of St. Donato, and a window of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. The feasts of these men are all during the month of August. For more on the saints, check out our Saint of the Day feature St. Donato: The Shattered Chalice & […]