St. Oliver Plunketts


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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Sunday September 3rd 2023

 The Strength of Christ’s Spirit

“What will you gain if you win the whole world and ruin your life?” Our society promotes three things as the sources of human happiness and fulfilment: positions of importance and power; money and possessions; continuous pleasure. Obviously all of these are important for the human person. But, when they become the reason for living, they are full of false promise. Jesus calls on us to put our trust in the important things of life, especially love, and to find there our true fulfilment. We engage in this struggle in all kinds of ways but especially in matters of love and faith. Spending time at prayer, either personal or as a community can be seen as wasting opportunities for other things that could bring us rewards. Giving time to one another in marriage and family life is often done reluctantly because of what we might be missing. And yet these are the really important things of life.

 Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty God, every good thing comes from you.

Fill our hearts with love for you,

increase our faith,

and by your constant care

protect the good you have given us..

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, may our love for each other

bring us your blessing

and accomplish within us

your promise of salvation.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you renew us constantly by your love for us.

Strengthen us in our love

and help us to serve you in each other.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you arrange a special romantic evening with each other this week?

 For others: Think of some group that promotes lay missionary activity.

How could you support and encourage that group this week?