In 2017, the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (2 Cor 5:14-20). Although this theme recognizes the pain of divisions that afflict the Church, the Scripture text emphasizes that reconciliation is a gift from God and those who are reconciled in Christ are called to proclaim this reconciliation, because “the love of Christ compels us.”
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Unity. What does "unity" mean? For those of us who claim Christ as our model of living and savior of humanity, it means we are one. This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has as its theme the Scripture citation 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. The first line contains our mission statement... "For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore all have died." If that is not a mandate for unity, then there is none. We are one in the death of Christ and therefore live in unity with all other Christians.
God, who are unity in three holy persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--
you have called us to live in peace with all people.
You have also called us to work toward unity in purpose to spread the Gospel to all nations.
Graciously give us the courage and strength to work toward unity,
and act toward each other as brothers and sisters.
We ask this in the unity of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Roman Catholic Church
602 N. Church Ave • Kaplan, LA 70548
Church Office / Mailing Address
603 North Hebert Avenue • Kaplan LA 70548
Phone: 337-643-6472 • Fax: 337-643-2516
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–Noon & 1–3 p.m.
Saint Frances Cabrini
Roman Catholic Mission
901 N. Frederick • Kaplan LA 70548
"God, Children and Learning are Our Priority"
"The Rosary is the 'weapon' for these times."
-Saint Padre Pio
Father, in your plan for our salvation you provide shepherds for your people. Fill your Church with the spirit of courage and love. Raise up worthy ministers for your altars and eager but gentle servants of the gospel. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, Forever and ever, Amen.