WOMEN OF PRAYER MORNING OF REFLECTION
Fr. Jonathan will continue his series of talks on the Blessed Mother. The next one is in June. Please mark your calendars.
Saturday, June 24 - Mary’s Assumption
At the talk on April 22nd entitled, "Mary, Mother of God", Fr. Jonathan recommended the following spiritual readings:
Strangers in a Strange Land by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia. It is about living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. The book is a vivid critique of American life today, and a guide to how Christians (and particularly Catholics) can live their faith vigorously, even with hope in a post-Christian public square.
Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II - Dignity and Vocation of Women on the Occasion of the Marian Year. For the complete apostolic letter, click Mulieris Dignitatem.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
Let us spend time to read Daily Scripture. Click the image to access www.usccb.org/bible/readings
Click the image to tune in to the Vatican Channel.
MEN OF EMMAUS
The Men of Emmaus meet every Saturday morning in the basement of St. Martin's Church, from 7:30 am - 8:55 am. They meet to pray together as men building a love and understanding of Jesus Christ's call. Invite your husband, friend or co-worker to one of their Saturday meetings. For more information, checkout the Men of Emmaus website.
Facebook: St Martin of Tours Women of Prayer
Prayer requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome to hear your thoughts and suggestions on topics and speakers.
PROJECT TILMA - PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
For those who desire good conversation, friendship and time out from your busy schedules, we invite you to join us as we create handmade shawls for those seeking life's comfort, hope and solace.
Women of Prayer Canticle
Your willingness to create prayer shawls for persons who are physically or spiritually ill is all that is required. We give free lessons and necessary materials to all newcomers. Donations are joyfully accepted. Join us every Monday at the School. Contact Doreen.
Dear Lord Jesus,
We ask You to bless this group of women
who have gathered in Your Name.
Instill in us a fervent desire
to join with each other in prayer.
Open our hearts to Your grace,
that we might feel Your presence and hear You call to us,
whether in a resounding voice or a gentle whisper.
Help us to love one another as You have loved us.
To always reach out as a friend,
though we ourselves may be lonely.
To show the compassion of Christ to those seeking comfort,
though we ourselves may be weak in spirit.
To help carry someone else’s cross with our one hand
as we struggle with our own cross with the other.
To learn how to listen with our minds
but speak with our hearts.
To offer up to You our weaknesses,
so that you may work through them
to bring those seeking direction in their lives
closer to You.
Teach us to be open to Your will,
that by the intercession of our Blessed Mother,
we too can answer,
“May it be done to me according to Your Word.” (Luke 1:38)