June 18 Daily Prayer & Update

Today’s Prayer – June 18

by Sr. Carol Czyzewski, Director of Adult Faith Formation

In Your hallowed name, Father, dear Abba, I pray as Jesus taught, spiritually uniting myself with each person You created.  I believe that each one is a sister and a brother brought into my life by You, our Abba.

When I hear daily news of so much suffering and injustice, I turn to Your loving presence and unconditional forgiveness, praying that I can open my mind and heart to do Your will.

I praise You, I thank You, for the daily bread of Eucharist and of the gifts that can be used to bring healing and reconciliation into this country and throughout the world.

Deliver us, Your daughters and sons, from all evils.  Draw us more deeply in the Good News of Your way, Your kingdom on earth and in heaven.

Bless us, please, with Your peace and wisdom!  They radiate from good and faith-filled persons who treat coronavirus patients, who cry for equal justice, who generously serve the needy.  May we listen to You and to each other so that Your kingdom will spread in our day and in our place.


Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website here.

Today’s Update – June 18

SJE History Group Seeks Your Help – Preparing for the parish’s 200th anniversary, the History Group is gathering local historical information to add to its book and future exhibit.
Can you help to provide archival materials or family stories?  For example, we are looking for old photos or items that could be exhibited and family stories:
  • pictures of weddings, First Communion in the chapel, old homes, local shops, etc.
  • stories of 1918 Spanish flu in Long Green Valley
  • where families were employed near St. John
  • parish traditions
  • school experiences, etc.
Contact Sister Carol to submit “your SJE history” at carolfssj@archbalt.org or 410-592-6206 x 106.