Abide in My Love

Brothers and sisters in Christ, this year the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 17th thru 23rd), chosen by the sisters of the Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, is: “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit.”

Love God
Love God

It is the great desire of God, expressed by Jesus, that we might come to him and abide in him. He waits for us tirelessly, hoping that, united to him in love, we will bear fruit that will bring life to all. Faced with the difference of ‘the other’, we risk withdrawing into ourselves and seeing only that which separates us. But let us listen to how Christ calls us to abide in his love, and so bear much fruit.

In the three moments of prayer that follow, we remember the call of Christ, we turn to his love, to him who is the center of our life. The path of unity begins in our intimate relationship with God. Abiding in his love strengthens the desire to seek unity and reconciliation with others. God opens us up to those who are different from us. This is an important fruit, a gift of healing for the divisions within us, between us, and in the world.

In peace let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, you are the vinedresser who cares for us with love. You call on us to see the beauty of each branch united to the vine, the beauty of each person. And yet, too often the differences in others make us afraid. We withdraw into ourselves. Our trust in you is forsaken. Enmity develops between us.

Come and direct our hearts toward you once again. Grant us to live from your forgiveness so that we may be together and praise your name.

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Family Rosary on Zoom

Please join the Knights of Columbus Council 3162 in an evening of Family prayer.   The Knights of Columbus will hosta Family Rosary at 7:00 pm Thursday, January, 14th.   Join us from the safety of your home via Zoom.   

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Time: Jan 14, 2021, 07:00 PM
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