Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 for First Friday Mass and Holy Hour Devotion to pray together, as parishioners of St. John, for our families, communities, and our church.
The theme of our First Friday prayer and devotion is “Come Back to Me With All Your Heart,” inspired by two scriptural passages taken from the Book of Prophet Joel, where God declares to all: “Return to me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning,” and the Book of Prophet Hosea: “Return, Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you, words, and return to the LORD; Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity, and take what is good. Let us offer the fruit of our lips.”
Before benediction, Fr. Pete will give a short spiritual talk each month. For October, the talk is entitled, “Encountering Jesus on First Fridays.” God’s mission calls us to pray unceasingly, fast with love, and make sacrifices for spiritual victory over what is ruining our family, church, community, and our world, and for the remedy over COVID-19.