33rd Week in Ordinary Time
Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar. For food on the table and a roof over my head, I gratefully give thanks for all you have done and for new mercies and blessings each and every day. In your name. AMEN.
You can add your prayer request at
✙ Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be
remembered in our prayers:
The people of Paris –
For lives lost and harmed; for peace, and for the conversion of the hearts of terrorists.
Michael Gerardi –
For patience and a positive outlook as he heals from a recent accident.
Gunnar Anthony –
infant grandson of Kathy Vermulen at the Gruenert Center
May God’s healing love surround him.
May she experience the healing power of God.
Father of Debbie McCarthy from the Gruenert Center. For a return to health.
– as she seeks to discern the work she is being called to
Michele Smith –
“People Need Friends Volunteer” as she grieves the loss of her mother
Family of Hope Eder –
during this time of loss of her mother-in-law Mary Eder
Family of Frank Pinter –
Longtime resident of the DPD as they mourn his passing.
Chuck Emering –
Brother of Kris Bulas
as he recovers from his injuries. For patience and endurance during his healing.
Cousin of Cheryl Slate, may God comfort her and ease her pain as she battles final stages of cancer.
- May the love of God, family and friends sustain him as he undergoes dialysis 3 days a week.
Carol Murray –
for courage, strength and perseverance as she works toward a full recovery
- For strength and comfort as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer
Burt Foley –
For his recovery from heart surgery
Patrick Powis –
Father of Art Powis
for comfort, strength and courage as he faces his illness
- a young man of 23 whose lungs are not in good condition, may God draw him near as his final hours approach and for comfort for his loving family.
Rosa Bascietto –
Mother of Joanne Rossi. That the love and respect of her family helps to sustain her and bring her joy.
– Son of volunteer Barbara Mahler, may God watch over him during his illness
Sister of Julie Tatti for strength in suffering and improvement in health
Carmella Petruccelli –
Mother of Frank Petrucelli
longtime member of Education in the diocese.
Margaret Joan Smith
- Mother of Volunteer Michele Smith
Frank Pinter –
Longtime member of the DPD family
– Mother-in law of Hope Eder
|✙The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day: November 21
In gratitude for being granted a child after years of infertility, Mary's parents, Saints
, had vowed to dedicate Mary to the service of God at the Temple. When they presented her at the Temple at the age of three, she stayed willingly, showing her dedication to God even at that young age.
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 22
This feast on Sunday marks the start of the last week of the Liturgical Year with the tone not of fear or despair, but one of hope and of life to come. With this we move into the
season being given a new beginning for self-examination and renewal, and to prepare for the two-fold coming: 1) remembrance of Christ's first coming as an infant at Christmas and 2) Christ's Second Coming and our Final Judgment.
A Season of Thanks- Don’t miss the opportunity
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. Research shows that people who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Reflecting on things for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.
The best way to reap the benefits of gratitude is to notice new things you’re grateful for every day. And be sure to stretch yourself beyond the great stuff right in front of you. Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice. Make a game out of noticing new things each day.
Take the Thankful challenge!
–Make a list of 40 things you are thankful for. Why 40? Because in the Bible the number 40 is always tied to events when someone seeking to do the will of God. Once you start you will find that it is easy to come up with 40 or more things. Then take part 2 of the challenge and share it with someone. What a great way to prepare your mind and heart for Thanksgiving.