Intercessory Prayer

11-24-2019Eucharistic Adoration

There are many forms of prayer. We can offer praise to God for who He is. We can offer thanksgiving for what He has done, but we can also pray for others and make their needs and concerns our own. This is called intercessory prayer. Often in times of trial or difficulty the only thing we can say to someone who is struggling is that we will pray for them. We can place that person on our hearts and then go before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and offer Him our hearts. He will hear our prayers and answer them according to what is truly good for us and for others.

Collection and Finances

11-17-2019Weekly Reflection

We want to share some of the procedures and levels of oversight put in place at St Magdalen Church. At no time do the Clergy come in contact with the Offertory collection.

  • Ushers place collection directly into the safe where there are three or more present.
  • At a secure location, the collection is counted by one of the four rotating counting teams. Each team has four or more members. Each team must have three or more present during the count.
  • A “Collection Tally Sheet”, a Diocesan requirement, is completed for each collection. Counting team members sign this required document. The amount on this document is published in the parish bulletin. These Collection Tally Sheets are kept on file and have been reviewed by the Diocese during audits.
  • READ MORE

Praying for the Dead

11-10-2019Eucharistic Adoration

“Have mercy on me, God in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense.” (Psalm 51:3)

In November the Church commemorates the souls of the faithful departed. We recall that while the Souls in Purgatory are suffering in anticipation of their entrance into Heaven, they can no longer pray for themselves. We are each called to pray for the dead. In Eucharistic Adoration, we bring our own needs but also the needs of those who have gone before us. Praying for the dead is a powerful reminder that this life is not our final destination. One day we will also need the prayers of those whom we have left behind. May we recognize the value of human life and feel compassionate for our brothers and sisters in Purgatory.

Come let the Lord love you. Come be with the Lord.