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Our Lady of Hope Sebastian Rale, S.J. Prayer Circle

St. Ignatius said we should work as though it all depends on us and pray as though it all depends on God. I hope these Prayer Circle intentions can be an expression of our awareness of our need for God’s grace. Each month we join with our global family in praying for Pope Francis’ prayer intention for that month. We pray also for our parish, school and other needs of our greater community and Church. Praying for our parish and world is an important ministry and one that some of us who are not able, because of time, health or other limits, to be active in other ways. Thank you for your prayers for our parish, our school, and the world.
Fr. Paul, S.J.

About Parish Ministries

St. Ignatius of Loyola tells us that Jesus’ desire is that we join Him in making God’s dream for the world present in our decisions and actions. In this way, we are living the gifts of the Eucharist as the visible presence of God’s love in our world. Here at Our Lady of Hope we trust that God has provided – in us – the people, talents, and resources needed to make God’s dream real.

We nourish each other as Jesus wished. Through our more than two dozen ministries we work to alleviate spiritual and physical hunger, reduce the isolation of people who are lonely or excluded, and we care for our common home – the environment, in the wider world and in our hearts.

Naturally, there’s more we could do. Ignatius called it “the magis”: doing the very best quality work that we can for the greater service of God and universal good. Your commitment and participation brings these ministries to life in the spirit of the magis.

We pray:

    1. For the spiritual health, vitality, and financial support of Our Lady of Hope Parish and St. Brigid School.
    2. Pope Francis’ Monthly Prayer Intention for April: for the Role of Women. Let us pray that the dignity and worth of women be recognized in every culture, and for an end to the discrimination they face in various parts of the world. There’s more in this updated video .
    3. Let us pray that for Christians, Easter is not just a memory of an event in the distant past, but an experience that life is now different: “that life does come from death; that hate is not the final word; that the broken continue to sing with joy; that forgiveness resides in the heart of the human condition; that love…remains our companion; that in some amazing way we too may be a people of hope who walk in the light, imbued with the Spirit.”
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