This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Marriage Prep training; National Prayer Day for Justice and Mercy; Welcoming Baby Therese; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Life is Good by Linda Brenegan, Director of the Office of Respect Life.
• National Day of Prayer for Justice and Mercy: This Sunday, August 14, consider remembering the legacy of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, patron of imprisoned people, political prisoners, and prisoners. Join in the prayer campaign for Justice and Mercy by saying the following prayer along with your congregation:
Jesus, united with the Father and the Holy Spirit
give us your compassion for those in prison.
Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger. Free the innocent; parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentance that restores hope.
May prisoners’ families persevere in their love.
Jesus, heal the victims of crime;
they live with the scars.
Lift to eternal peace those who die.
Grant victims’ families the forgiveness that heals.
Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light, for all of us are in need of your mercy!
– Prayer courtesy of Paulist Press
• Marriage prep formation opportunity: The Office of Marriage and Family Life will hold a training on the Witness to Love sponsor couple program at St. Mark’s in Catonsville this Saturday, August 13. For more information, please contact Director Edward Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Baby arrival: Congratulations to Abby Kibler, Coordinator of Discipleship Formation, who welcomed baby Therese Margaret on July 27.