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Father's Day

We honor the men in our lives that have inspired, helped, supported, and loved us this Father's Day. We invite you to honor those men by including their names in our Father's Day Novena. 

 

Pope Francis has designated this year in honor St Joseph, who is known as the patron of fathers. Our fathers are special to us, and special to the community, as they witness and offer us and remind us of the love God our Father has for us. We pray, for them during this time as signs, symbols and images of God’s tremendous care for us.

 

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Click Here to Learn More About our Father's Day Novena!

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

img 0168Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a title of honor and reverence for Mary, the Mother of God, established in the 16th century and related to an icon in the Church of St. Alphonsus Ligorui in Rome. 

 

At St. Monica, it is our custom to pray the Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesdays, following the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass - both on livestream and in-person. 

 

 

 

 

There are many reasons for us to give thanks as we begin our journey through Ordinary Time. Let us all give thanks for our wonderful community, as we continue to experience, both in-person and virtually, the many blessings of a truly engaged and holy community. Amen!

-Dale Sieverding, Director of Worship  

Highlights

  • Infant Baptism Preparation Class: Part 2, for parents and God parents, Wednesday, Jun. 16, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Click Here for More Information!

  • Morning Prayer is a Liturgy of the Church and a group gathers Monday through Friday at 7:15 am to pray the Psalms and lift up the needs of our community in prayer. The group prays every day specifically for the health and healing of our associate pastor, Fr. Dave Ayotte. Click Here to register!
  • Everyone loves doughnuts! Worship Fellowship offers an amazing set of opportunities to gather safely, by way of Zoom, which you can easily put on your computer, smart phone or tablet and join in one of our fellowship groups or prayer after the Liturgies:
    • Coffee & Doughnuts 
      Sundays, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass
      Do you miss seeing friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners?  Dale Sieverding and Christine Gerety host virtually on the “Duval Patio” for post-Mass conversation!
    • Sunday Nite Live
      Sundays, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass
    • Virtual Holy Grounds
      Weekdays + Saturdays, following the 12:10 p.m. Mass. 
      Members of our community will pray the Rosary, dedicated for the intercession of Mary, The Mother of God, for peace, unity, reverence and care for the common good.

 

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Father's Day

We honor the men in our lives that have inspired, helped, supported, and loved us this Father's Day. We invite you to honor those men by including their names in our Father's Day Novena. 

 

Pope Francis has designated this year in honor St Joseph, who is known as the patron of fathers. Our fathers are special to us, and special to the community, as they witness and offer us and remind us of the love God our Father has for us. We pray, for them during this time as signs, symbols and images of God’s tremendous care for us.

 

1093870 fathersday 210609 1500x396 060921 websliderfinal

 

Click Here to Learn More About our Father's Day Novena!

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

img 0168Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a title of honor and reverence for Mary, the Mother of God, established in the 16th century and related to an icon in the Church of St. Alphonsus Ligorui in Rome. 

 

At St. Monica, it is our custom to pray the Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesdays, following the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass - both on livestream and in-person. 

 

 

 

 

There are many reasons for us to give thanks as we begin our journey through Ordinary Time. Let us all give thanks for our wonderful community, as we continue to experience, both in-person and virtually, the many blessings of a truly engaged and holy community. Amen!

-Dale Sieverding, Director of Worship  

Highlights

  • Infant Baptism Preparation Class: Part 2, for parents and God parents, Wednesday, Jun. 16, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Click Here for More Information!

  • Morning Prayer is a Liturgy of the Church and a group gathers Monday through Friday at 7:15 am to pray the Psalms and lift up the needs of our community in prayer. The group prays every day specifically for the health and healing of our associate pastor, Fr. Dave Ayotte. Click Here to register!
  • Everyone loves doughnuts! Worship Fellowship offers an amazing set of opportunities to gather safely, by way of Zoom, which you can easily put on your computer, smart phone or tablet and join in one of our fellowship groups or prayer after the Liturgies:
    • Coffee & Doughnuts 
      Sundays, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass
      Do you miss seeing friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners?  Dale Sieverding and Christine Gerety host virtually on the “Duval Patio” for post-Mass conversation!
    • Sunday Nite Live
      Sundays, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass
    • Virtual Holy Grounds
      Weekdays + Saturdays, following the 12:10 p.m. Mass. 
      Members of our community will pray the Rosary, dedicated for the intercession of Mary, The Mother of God, for peace, unity, reverence and care for the common good.

 

Calendar 

 

 

 

Lectio Divina

Take some time with this tried and true way to reflect on Words of Sacred Scripture

Read    Meditate   Pray   Contemplate

 

Lectio Divina is a prayerful reflection on a Scripture passage from any part of the Bible. Our process proposes reflecting on the Gospel of this coming Sunday, in order to prepare your mind, heart and soul to hear Christ speaking to you in the Liturgical proclamation of Scripture by Lector, Psalmist, Priest.

 

Our Lectio Divina turns to Mark’s Gospel this week, Mark 4: 26-34.

 

Gospel Prayer

Gospel Prayer:
Read Gospel daily, pray daily                                                                      Mark 4: 26-34

 

“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God?”

 

Your words, Lord, and your answers:

 

To mysterious plantings: scattered seed growing whilst we sleep

To unchecked growth: cycles unfolding whilst untended

To abundant harvest, rich grain yielding itself

 

“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God?”

 

Your words, Lord, and your answers:

 

To the smallest seed becoming the greatest plant

To the hidden miniscule burgeoning beyond belief

To leggy stems transforming into massive branches

 

“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God?”

 

To heavenly food grounded on earth

to be sickled, reaped, eaten by God’s people

 

To cooling shade, shadow made from light

to shelter the sky’s birds - heaven’s bright creatures, earth’s companions of flight

 

 “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God?”

 

“It is as if”  - stories which reveal all and nothing

 “It is like”  - parables beyond knowing, yet made plain

 

 

I pray, Jesus,

that I will be among those who understand your word.

And if I don’t, 

I pray, as your disciple, that through the power of your Holy Spirit,

you will explain everything to me.

Amen.

 

Good Reads

From time to time, people will ask what I am reading—what gives me inspiration,
fills me with the presence of God, guides my Camino. The following are a few books
that I am currently reading or using in ministry.

 

Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone by Rev James Martin, SJ: A how to book on prayer. How to get started, how to spend time with God, how to listen to God's voice. Fr. Martin uses his articulate writing style and incisive sense of the human person to help everyone learn how to pray. It is available on Amazon or on Audible.

 

 

Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, a book of reflections recently published by Pope Francis. This is a way to see the path through the pandemic, and how to grow from this journey. In three short chapters, A Time to See, A time to Choose, A time to Act, the Holy Father reflects and challenges us to think about how this pandemic crisis will change us. This is the book you have heard our priests mention the past few weeks in their homilies, and we recommend it as a good read. Available on Amazon or at Holy Grounds.

 

New American Bible, Revised Edition This translation of the Bible is used at the Liturgy.

It would be good investment in your faith development. Use it when your family or household reads the Bible together, and also for for your own study.

Available on Amazon in paperback, hardcover and leather bound editions.

 

The Word on Fire Bible: The Gospels: This edition of the Bible is being published in several volumes by the Bishop Robert Barron’s organization, The Word On Fire. The Translation is the Revised Standard Version – Catholic edition. The volume with the Four Gospels is the first to be published. It includes artwork illustrating Scriptural stories in all mediums: painting, stained glass, manuscript illuminations and more. It includes easy-to-read background stories of the Gospels and Jesus’ life, and is a unique entry into understanding more deeply the person and story of Jesus  as told by the four evangelists.

Available through Amazon or directly from www.wordonfire.org

 

The Confessions of St. Augustine – I would be remiss if I didn’t offer you for your reading enjoyment, or re-reading if you’ve already read, the Confessions.  St. Augustine’s self-indulgent Spiritual Auto-biography, which has inspired Christians who desire a deeper relationship with Christ to read and study the Confessions. This could be your next pandemic project!

 

Looking at monastic insights we might gain and learn from as a result of pandemic isolation: 
https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/from-loneliness-to-silent-freedom/

  

What is Lectio Divina? - A Short video by Fr. James Martin, SJ

 

Praying Together, Praying Apart: At Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness and Death. (Liturgical Press)

A resource put together as a gift to our Church for moments of prayer toward the end of life, especially useful for us as we accompany a loved one who may be in hospice, or near death when a priest cannot come to celebrate the Anointing of the sick.

  • Part 1: Prayers of Comfort, Hope and Healing
  • Part 2: Lucernarium for Healing
  • Part 3: Rosary For Healing with Luke the Evangelist
  • Part 3: At-Home Service of Prayer when someone has Died 

 This resource was prepared and sent to us for use by The Liturgical Press. It was prepared for use during this pandemic for times when a priest cannot come for anointing of the sick, or at the time of death, if a funeral is not able to be celebrated. I have sent it to a number of families, friends and neighbors upon hearing of illness or death, and it has been well received and offers a variety of prayer and home liturgy options for families and groups of friends. Check it out, share it if you know of a family or friend who could use it.

 

Word of God

 

Sharing the Word of God at Home is a resource offered to give families ideas for reading the Bible together, listening to God’s Word at home in a family, household, or single person at home setting.

 

A Mother’s Reflection on Liturgy: Word, Sign, Symbol, Ritual was written a few years back, but is a great short two-page reflection on sharing the liturgy with young families and understanding the pieces of the liturgy.


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