Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Celebrates 52nd Anniversary of the Opening of Vatican 11: Imogene and Michael Rigdon, a Married Priest Couple Presides

On October 11, 1962 Pope John XX111 offered this prayer at the opening of the Second Vatican Council:

Almighty God! In you we place all our confidence.
Look down kindly on these people of your Church.
May the light of your grace help us in making decisions and in making laws.
Graciously hear the prayers which we offer you with unanimity of faith, voice, and mind.
O Mary, help of Christians, help of bishops, arrange all things for a happy and helpful outcome.
With your spouse, St. Joseph:
the holy apostles, Peter and Paul;
St. John the Baptist; and St. John the Evangelist,
intercede to God for us.
Jesus Christ, our loving redeemer
immortal ruler of people and the ages
to you be love, power 
and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

Married Priest Couple Imogene and Michael Rigdon presides at liturgy celebrating 52nd anniversary of opening of Vatican 11

At our liturgy readers read from four of the Council's Documents 
religious freedom, expansion of the role of the laity, celebration of 
the liturgy in the language of the people to foster a fuller participation of the assembly in the liturgy, and much more.
We are hopeful that the Synod of the Family will listen to the 
voice of the faithful and allow changes in church laws such as welcoming the
divorced, remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments.

Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Community follows teaching of Vatican 11.
Everyone celebrates the Eucharist as we gather around the Banquet Table of love. 

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, welcomes newcomers to community

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