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Respecting Human Life and Dignity

by Practicing Civility this Election Season

 

Following last week’s call to prayer in the remaining weeks of this election season for civil discourse on the campaign trail, in our discussions and in our heart, the prayer below continues that same spirit from the U.S. Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship and CivilizeIt.org resources. Further below, check out the U.S. Bishops’ CivilizeIt! resource “Examination of Conscience: Loving Our Neighbors in the Public Space”. Together, let us pray:

 

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: A Prayer for Civility

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love.

Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same.

 

Show me how to build bridges and not walls

and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge.

Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood.

Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion.

 

May I be clear in sharing my own position

and respectful and civil in describing those of others.

Let me never tolerate hateful ideas. May I invite all to charity and love.

 

Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy.

Make me an instrument of your peace. Amen.

 

Inspired by Nine Rules for Civility from the Catholic Tradition, Bishop Zubik

Copyright 2019, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis’ Encyclical – “Fratelli Tutti”

CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF OHIO – ELECTION INFORMATION

Here are links that help explain and guide Catholics in the upcoming election.

MAKING MORAL CHOICES

CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF OHIO RESOURCES ON ELECTION ISSUES 

 

OLG Prayer Circle

The OLG Prayer Circle was created in response to several parishioners who missed out on a friend’s funeral.

So the Circle is a way to notify parishioners of the instant needs and concerns of others.  It is also how we can learn of a parishioner’s passing (or a parishioner’s relative), in a more timely way.

Please call the office with your prayer requests!

Choose to be anonymous or your name can be listed in the emailed message.  Example:  “Please pray for Jim who is seriously ill, from S. Smith,” or “Please pray for my sister who was just diagnosed with breast cancer,” or “Please pray for peace.”

We communicate by e-mail. E-mail addresses are not shared with the group.

Call the office to join — (330) 278-4121.

 

OLG – MASSES Resume

OLG weekend Masses Saturdays, 4 pm and Sundays at 8 and 11 am  Weekday Masses Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8 am

Please wear a mask inside the Church.  For complete details please read:  Guidelines for Mass at OLG

Sacrament of Reconciliation –

3 – 3:45 pm Saturdays.

Stand or sit on the chair (allows proper distance).  Use wipes (in the confessional) to clean the chair for the next person.

Call Father Bill to schedule (330-278-4121).  

“LIVE” MASS FROM OLG

CLICK HERE on October 24 to watch “live” the Saturday, 4 pm Mass from Our Lady of Grace.  This Mass will be available to watchuntil next Thursday.

Act of Spiritual Communion

 My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

ROSARY MONTH – October

Fr. Edward Looney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay in June 2015, and is an internationally recognized Marian theologian, writer, speaker, and radio personality. He currently serves as Administrator of two rural Wisconsin parishes. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at the handle @FrEdwardLooney.

The rosary is a powerful prayer. In Fatima, Our Lady said, “pray the rosary every day for peace in the world.” I’m certain Our Lady wants us to pray the rosary everyday now for the end to the global health crisis.

In these rosary meditations, you will discover how we can pray with and around the current situation, by using the life of Jesus and Mary. I hope these meditations enrich your prayer life and prove fruitful for the world.

Rosary Meditations OCTOBER 2020

Stations of the Cross

 

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