Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 - 25

"In this Week of Prayer for Unity, Christians — Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant —meet with greater fervour to pray together.  The purpose of this particular week is to encourage the Christian community to devote itself more intensely to prayer, in order to experience at the same time how beautiful it is to live together as brothers and sisters. Despite the tensions sometimes caused by existing differences, these days give us in some way a foretaste of the joy that full communion will bring when it is finally achieved."
Pope John Paul II

“Commitment to the unity of Christians is not just a task for the few, or an appendage to the life of the Church. Each is called to offer his or her contribution to help take those steps towards the full communion of all Christ's disciples, never forgetting that it is, above all, a gift constantly to be implored from God.”
Pope Benedict XVI
 
“The Gospel proclaims that in and through Jesus Christ, authentic unity with God - and through Him, in the Spirit, with one another - is the plan of God for the entire human race. The Church is the way to that unity. For the Church to continue the redemptive mission of Jesus effectively, she must be one. It was not the Lord’s plan that she be divided. It is His plan that she be restored to full communion."
Pope Francis

Theme for the 2019
JUSTICE, ONLY JUSTICE, YOU SHALL PURSUE
(CF. DEUTORONOMY 16:20)

"As Christians pray and work together in seeking to bring about Christian Unity one discovers just how important this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is for our world today."
(Father Thomas Orians, SA)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 theme was chosen for its powerful message of promoting truth, equality and unity.

The formation of people whom the Lord call His own, united in a sacred covenant with God, is integral to the Lord's plan of salvation and to the glorification of His name. When Jesus prepared to seal the new covenant in His own blood, He earnestly prayed to the Father that those given to Him by the Father would be one, just as He and the Father were one. Let us fervently pray for the Christian to become one in Christ.

Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
   
 
 
We Remember
October
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
5Sister M. Ignatius Szucs 1981
8Sister M. Margaret Gall 2003
8Sister M. Roberta Swarczkopf 2003
12Sister M. Thecla Poromb 2007
16Sister M. Adriene Rachwal 1990

Mass Schedule:
7:30 AMMonday:
7:30 AMTuesday:
7:30 AMWednesday:
7:30 AMThursday:
7:30 AMFriday:
8:00 AMSaturday:
8:00 AMSunday:
8:00 AMHolidays:
Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM