Fr. David Durkee
Fr. James Klein
Letter for November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
On the last weekend of the Liturgical year, on this Feast
Day of Christ the King….and just four days before we
celebrate Thanksgiving….what are we most thankful for?
Certainly, the top four blessings most of us would say
are; for family and friends, for food, for our life…. But,
may I suggest our #1 blessing is having a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ, our King, Lord, Savior, best
friend and companion on our journey, and may I share
this prayer “for the journey” with all of you.
Lord God, full of love and grace,
you have encountered us
in your Son, Jesus,
and filled us with your life
through the Holy Spirit.
Thank you, Lord, for inviting me on
The Journey of Faith.
Thank you for the ways you have been part of my life,
in times of solace and in times of stress.
Thank you for the growth I have felt in my relationship
with you, through Jesus and the Spirit.
I pray, Lord, for those who have wandered
on their Journey,
those who have lost interest in their faith,
those exploring paths other than yours,
those whose lives are filled with many things.
but not you.
I pray especially for family and friends whose lives can
be enriched through encountering you once again.
Give me the grace to continue on The Journey.
Give me the strength to invite others
to take The Journey of Faith once again.
Renew my personal experience of you in Jesus.
Empower me to share your love in the Spirit.
I pray this in the name of the Shepherd you sent
To guide us to the fulfillment of our Journey,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Blessed Thanksgiving to All,
Hope to wish you all, personally, Happy Thanksgiving at
our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 o’clock a.m., this
Thursday. Please bring a canned good for Green Good
Neighbors. to be brought up at the offertory.