God blesses us with shepherds to lead us closer to Him. We are grateful to God for this kindness. Our priests work day after day to fulfill their vocation as the "hands and feet of Christ" in this world. Their work requires our support. One of the best ways to thank God for this blessing is to pray each day for our priests. Below, you will find a prayer written for just this purpose and a calendar outline a priest to pray for each day. Please join us in in our effort to express our thanksgiving to God for the gift of His shepherds!
Please Pray for Those Who Serve in
PRINCIPAL CELEBRATIONS OF
THE LITURGICAL YEAR 2018
Ash Wednesday- February 14, 2018
Easter Sunday- April 1, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord [Thursday]- May 10, 2018
Pentecost Sunday- May 20, 2018
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- June 3, 2018
First Sunday of Advent- December 2, 2018
Our office is closed for June and July. It will open again on August 1, 2018. The hours then will be as follows:
Mon - 9am to 4pm
Tues - 9am to 4pm
Wed- 9am to 4pm
Thurs- 10am to 3pm
Closed- Fri, Sat, & Sun
"As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?' If you don't ask these questions, your governance will not be good."."
June 13, 2018
Prayer for Our Priests
You have constituted Your only begotten Son supreme
and eternal Priest
for the glory of your majesty
and the salvation of mankind:
grant that those whom He has chosen
as ministers and dispensers
of His mysteries may be
found faithful in fulfilling
the ministry they have received.
Today we pray especially for (name).
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and
expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul;
take over his entire personality and life.
Let him live in you and
keep him in this intimate union always.
We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Please Pray for Our Priests
June 17, 2018-
Dates to remember-
To what shall we compare the kingdom of God. . .
St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Religious Education Office- 219.464.8502
Parish Office- 219.464.4831
August 11 & 12, 2018: Registration for the 2018-19
September 10, 11, & 12: First Days of Classes
September 29, 2018: First Reconciliation Classes Begin
St. Paul Religious Education
Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and through it all the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”
“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.
Daily Quotefrom Pope Francis