Sunday, October 28, 2012

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer

Weekly prayer reflection for Fall
“On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to call out, ‘Jesus Son of David, have pity on me!’ Jesus said in reply, ‘Be on your way! Your faith has healed you.’”
Mark 10:47 & 52
October 28, 2012 
St. Jude 
Dear John
St. Jude has become known as the patron of special or hopeless cases. This popular apostle and saint is turned to when the odds are against us, when we seem to be in a hopeless situation, when everything else seems to fail. 
Of course it is God who comes to our aid. In the Gospel, Jesus reaches out and restores sight to the blind Bartimaeus who probably felt that his situation was hopeless. Devotion to St. Jude reminds us of the power of prayer and petition. And it reminds us of how many people are in difficult situations, suffering from illness, or caught in harmful relationships or addictions. Our faith and devotion to St. Jude reminds us that God is with us. We do not give up. We turn to God in trust and faith, and believe that God hears our pleas even if He may answer them in ways we do not expect.
At CMMB it is our honor to pray for you and your intentions. As we celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, and as we move toward Advent and Christmas, we will be keeping our deceased family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. If you would like to add your own intentions to our prayer list, please email them to and we will join our prayers with yours.

O God, we thank You for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially for St. Jude. We pray that as he was faithful and zealous in his mission, so may we, with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
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