|Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church|
|2015 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast|
|Washington, D.C. 20018|
Gospel Lk 11:1-13
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him,
"Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples."
He said to them, "When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us to the final test."
And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend
to whom he goes at midnight and says,
'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey
and I have nothing to offer him,'
and he says in reply from within,
'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked
and my children and I are already in bed.
I cannot get up to give you anything.'
I tell you,
if he does not get up to give the visitor the loaves
because of their friendship,
he will get up to give him whatever he needs
because of his persistence.
"And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What father among you would hand his son a snake
when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"
"Let us always
belong to God, unreservedly and without interruption. May He ever live
and reign in our hearts."
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Please view the Gospel Choir page.
NEW: The Saint Francis de Sales School Alumni Association Page.
|Being the visible body of Christ in the territory assigned to St. Francis de Sales Parish and conscious of our founding as a congregation in 1722, we the community of St. Francis de Sales, state that we come to joyously worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to strive for full justice in our personal and public affairs, to reverence and care for the earth and its bounty, to bring glad tidings to the poor and the oppressed, to heal the many wounds that abound in every life and to live our lives in such a way that all who see us will truly know that God indeed exists. We invite all persons to come and taste how sweet the Lord is!|