Dear Parish Family…
How can we pray for one another? We all remember the words of Jesus, “Where two or more of you are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:20) We know the importance of the power of prayer and need from time to time to be aware of the ways we can let our prayer intentions be known to the community.
If a family member is ill, in the hospital or homebound and you would like their name included in the bulletin prayers, please call the parish office during business hours (Monday-Thursday 9:30-4:30PM). We are closed on Friday, but please leave a message in my voicemail and I will pick up that message early Saturday morning. Names will be included in the bulletin for one month. In the Prayers of the Faithful we place the names of each parishioner that is in Milford Hospital visited the Wednesday prior to our weekend gathering. The names of the deceased are prayed for prior to their funeral and after their burial. If a family member not from our parish has died and you would like prayers please call the parish office. Remember too that memorial Masses and the Sanctuary Lamp can be scheduled through the parish office.
In the rear of the church is our prayer request book. Prior to Mass feel free to write your requests for particular intentions in the intention book that is brought forward during the offertory and placed at the foot of the cross.
Look for our new website that will be launching soon! Included will also be a tab, “How can we pray for you?” ~ feel free to let your intention be known and let us know if your prayer request is private, or can be published in the bulletin and placed in the Prayers of the Faithful.
I am wondering if anyone would be interested in being part of a “prayer circle?” These are people who would be willing to pray for the people whose names are published in the bulletin, and pray for them by name each day that week. When a special prayer request is submitted to the office, one person would be called and each person would be contacted in the prayer circle to raise up that petition in prayer. If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact the office.
Yes, “Where two or more of you are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:20) May we deepen our commitment to pray for each other as a community of faith.
Speaking of prayer, I am making my annual retreat this week, May 3-8th and would ask that you remember me in prayer. I’ll be back for the weekend Masses.