July 6, 2021
St. Maria Goretti
Praying for the Help We Need
The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.
Matthew 9:37-38

Who would these laborers be in our own day? They would certainly include pastors, missionaries, chaplains, spiritual writers and teachers. Their ministry is crucial in our communities, and we have benefited from their presence among us. There might be other laborers whom we might tend to forget. I am thinking of parents who love their children, sacrifice for them and teach them about God’s love. I am thinking about doctors and nurses who care deeply about their patients and reflect God’s love by the care they give. Perhaps you can add to the list with your own examples. We need to pray for an increase of all these laborers within our communities. The health and happiness of our society depend on them. Wouldn’t that be true for our own individual health and happiness too?

- Fr. Kenneth Grabner, C.S.C.

Genesis 32:23-33 • Psalm 17:1-3, 6-8, 15 Matthew 9:32-38


July 6, 2021 at 04:24 PM

Fr. Ken's words still resonate with us as he asks us to pray for those who serve. My rosary will be for him and all those we've lost over this 1st half of 2021.

July 6, 2021 at 01:50 PM

HAVE YOU EVER WRESTLED WITH GOD LIKE JACOB DID IN THE FIRST READING OF GENESIS 32:23-33? I have! *** With Laban, Jacob' father-in-law, in pursue and Esau, his brother, who was before him at this time, Jacob was too spent to struggle any longer! In fact, he has no control over anything at this time! *** Jacob came out of the wrestle with God with a new name and a limp! How about you? Have you seen God face to face? Do you have a new name? Do you have a limp? Yes, I have wrestled with God! Yes, I have seen God face to face in my wrestle with Him! Yes, He has given me a new name written in the Book of Lamb! Yes, I have a limp to remind me of my wrestle with God and that I have no control over anything! The bottom line for me is God spared my life and has given me a new name and a new life in Christ alone! *** Lord Jesus! You are my Good Shepherd! You know me and I know You continually day after day! With the power of the Holy Spirit, You enable me to be Your witness to harvest everyday encounters and to Your Good News to the ends of the earth! As for me and my household, we server our Lord Jesus! Amen!

July 6, 2021 at 08:33 AM

“Sheep without a Shepherd”. The good news is, Jesus is our good shepherd, teaching us and proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Do we at times seem to be wandering to this and that, in hopes of finding what will make us happy, fulfilled. I have good news, look no further. Jesus is offering us today a chance to be filled with the Holy Spirit, working and teaching others of his Kingdom. The harvest is large, but the laborers are few. This is our chance then to get on the bottom floor of this great future success. A big fish in a small pond, vs. a small fish in a big pond. Harvest is large, BUT the laborers, (US) are few. Jesus promises us we will not be disappointed. He knows his ways are difficult and sometimes seem steep, but with his love and mercy we shall find much rest in him, The Good Shepherd. Come chosen one, come. Remember his divine mercy he offers each of us, by remembering his passion today. He has paid the price for us, and still offers us his mercy and love. Come chosen one. Come to him, find what you are searching for in your life. He has all that is needed. We pray Amen. Dear Jesus, please hear the prayers of your Living Faith Family, and the ones who have no one to pray for them. Please pray for all of the souls in Purgatory, that they may see the face of Christ, we pray, Amem.

July 6, 2021 at 08:29 AM

Amen. Thank you Holy Father for this beautiful day and for this Gospel today. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you Holy Father, most of all, for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord Jesus Christ have mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory. Amen Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that you release your warrior angels and heavenly hosts. We decry and declare that they would take us off the enemies' radar and scramble the enemies' frequencies (airwaves). Your Kingdom must come now. Your will must be done right now, as in the heavens, also on earth. Amen Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O prince of the Heavenly Hosts - by the power of God - Cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeding the ruin of souls. Amen

July 6, 2021 at 08:16 AM



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