Today’s Prayer – July 2
by Sr. Carol Czyzewski, Pastoral Minister
O God of hope, we humbly approach You at the beginning of a new month.
Every beginning reminds us of Your unconditional love that renews and heals our lives in ways most needed. Your power to forgive grants us a second chance and, in fact, endless chances to be free in spirit, mind, and body.
The Good News of today’s Gospel assures when we come to You in faith, Your power to heal and to forgive touches each one who trusts.
So, we pray: dear Jesus, heal and forgive Your faithful who beg for newness of life during and after this coronavirus. May the witness of our fidelity to You encourage others to seek health, reconciliation, and peace.
Keep us aware of others who suffer the injustices of racism and political indifference. Give us a new spirit of hope in Your loving authority as we celebrate American freedom this weekend. May we truly live and pray our national motto: In God we trust.
Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website here.
Today’s Update – July 2
UPDATED FOOD DROP-OFF LOCATION – in Front of Parish Office
for Our Daily Bread and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry Collection
Sunday, July 12, 8:30-11:30 AM
The drop-off of frozen casseroles and food pantry items has been relocated to IN FRONT OF THE PARISH OFFICE on Sunday, July 12. Note that around the start time of the 11:30 AM outdoor Mass (which will be in front of the Conference Center, weather permitting) the volunteers will be in front of the Blessed Mother statue.
Please do not bring any items into the narthex or the church hall.
Volunteers for both efforts will have their cars parked in front of the parish office for drop-off, and will remove your donated items from your vehicle. For safety’s sake, please wear a facial mask when dropping off.
Recipes and disposable casserole pans are available in the plastic bin in front of the parish office. The recipe is also available here.
NEW! July 4th 5 PM Mass will be LIVE-STREAMED with Special Patriotic Music!
The 5:00 PM Mass on Saturday, July 4 will be live-streamed on Facebook so that those at home may enjoy the special patriotic music preludes.
Patriotic preludes will begin at 4:50 PM, with Dr. Luis Engelke, Professor of Trumpet at Towson University on trumpet and Doug Byerly on piano.