As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be eased across the country and churches gradually welcome parishioners back in person, the Sunday liturgy offers nourishment for prayer and reflection throughout the entire week – whether we are meditating on the readings, praying together with our families or participating at Mass within our faith communities.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family.
The proposed texts for the month of August 2021 include suggestions from the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1 August, to the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 29 August 2021.
As usual, the suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations. The texts for the month of August are available on the special Family and Life webpage, under the section “Suggestions for Homilies & Prayers of the Faithful”.