What Was Lost Has Been Found


​​“A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father,
‘Father give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’
So the father divided the property between them. 
After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings
and set off to a distant country
where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. 
When he had freely spent everything,
a severe famine struck that country,
and he found himself in dire need. 
So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens
who sent him to his farm to tend the swine. 
And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed,
but nobody gave him any.
Coming to his senses he thought,
‘How many of my father’s hired workers
have more than enough food to eat,
but here am I, dying from hunger. 
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him,
“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 
I no longer deserve to be called your son;
treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”’
So he got up and went back to his father. 
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him,
and was filled with compassion. 
He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. 


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Tuesday, October 4th-  6- 7:15pm-

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St. Paul Catholic Church

Religious Education

1755 West Harrison Blvd.

Valparaiso, Indiana  46385

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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!


Prayer for Our Priests


God,

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, Amen. 




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His son said to him,

“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 
I no longer deserve to be called your son;
treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”’
So he got up and went back to his father. 
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him,
and was filled with compassion. 
He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. 
His son said to him,
‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;
I no longer deserve to be called your son.’
But his father ordered his servants,
‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him;
put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. 
Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again;
he was lost, and has been found.’

Luke 15:11-24

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"The more you entrust yourself to the Lord, the more your love will be 'for ever',  able to renew itself and to overcome every difficulty."


September 19, 2016

St. Paul Religious Education