St. Stephen
Catholic
Church

Location

1101 Keaveny Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597
USA

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon -Fri: 7:30 am
Holy Days as announced

Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30 pm

Reflections

From The Office of Faith Formation
5/19/2018 1:58:53 PM
   
May 19 - 20, 2018
"God remembers God's covenant forever, the promise God made, for a thousand generations." - Psalm 105:8

Do you feel overcome with negativity, exhausted, and simply wiped out sometimes? Do you feel that you’ve been running on empty? This world has gotten colder and human relationship more fragmented. And we find ourselves bearing the load of a world with little justice for the vulnerable and few rules for the powerful.  We may have a hard time knowing where to place this pain, this anger, this sadness. It can just be too much. These are the times we must lean into what we know. God remembers us! The God of our grandmother's prayers is the God of our tearful prayers, and the God who promised to be with Abraham is the same God who continues to be with us. We are part of that promise. And we have to trust that God remembers that promise—to be with us, always. When we’re lonelier than we’ve ever been, God sees us. When our grief feels as if it's going to swallow our spirit whole, God has not abandoned us. We are a part of a covenant that is unbreakable, even at our most broken.

Prayer:  In my loneliest hours of uncertainty, hear this simple prayer, O God: Remember me. Amen.

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate