SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2022
TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FROM DEACON DICK
World Day for Refugees and Migrants (WDMR)
The theme chosen by Pope Francis is “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.” “God’s plan,” he says, “is essentially inclusive and gives priority to those living on the existential peripheries. Among them are many migrants and refugees, displaced persons, and victims of trafficking. The Kingdom of God is to be built with them, for without them it would not be the Kingdom that God wants … We cannot leave to future generations the burden of responsibility for decisions that need to be made now, so that God’s plan for the world may be realized and his Kingdom of justice, fraternity, and peace may come.”
Lord, make us bearers of hope,
So that where there is darkness
Your light may shine,
And where there is discouragement,
Confidence in the future may be reborn.
Lord, make us instruments of your justice,
So that where there is exclusion, fraternity may flourish,
And where there is greed, a spirit of sharing might grow.
Lord, make us builders of your Kingdom,
Together with migrants and refugees
And with all who dwell on the peripheries.
Lord, let us learn how beautiful it is
To live together as brothers and sisters. Amen
Francis, Rome, Saint John Lateran, 9 May 2022
God of love,
our world is wrought with war and violence,
as brother turns on brother,
and the innocent awake to gunfire and bombs.
May Your compassion and healing
move hearts and bring a new day to Ukraine.
Fortify your children to resist agression
and instead become instuments of peace.
We ask this in the name of the One
who is the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Synod: a definition
“Despite the odd-sounding words, the vision is very simple: it’s about experiencing our faith as a journey together, accompanied by Jesus and the Apostles,” writes Bishop Scharfenberger in his Evangelist column. Essentially, the Synod, as Pope Francis has outlined it, will be about mutual listening and dialoging. It will be about reflecting and journeying together. Don’t get scared off by the unusual words. (Synodality isn’t even in the dictionary!) This local synod process is simply going to be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, your hopes and your needs as a Catholic. We want to hear from you. We want to know what you need from the Church – both local and universal – to help you on your journey of faith. Together we will take the next steps toward greater unity, greater collaboration, greater faith!
Dominican Retreat and Conference Center
The Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York offers retreats for women and men, workshops and presentations to enhance your spiritual life and growth. We offer retreats for persons in 12 step programs on topics of alcoholism, abuse, and eating issues. Be sure to check out the Windmill, a private hermitage, available for private individual retreats. If you need a place to hold a retreat or conference, we have just the spot for you!
(Search Christ Our Light Church Loudonville)
Sunday, 10 AM
Tuesday, 9 AM
Updates, changes, and resources can be found on myParishApp on your mobile device by texting App to 88202. It’s FREE.
Click on to Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany website for details http://www.rcda.org/
Children's Worship Bulletins
09/28/22 8:30 am
Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16
09/27/22 8:30 am
Readings for the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, priest
Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23Read More
09/26/22 8:30 am
Reading 1 JB 1:6-22