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Friday, March 1, 2013
Prayer Intentions for March

Migrant Families: That respect for nature may grow with the awareness that all creation is God's work entrusted to human responsibility.

Clergy: That bishops, priests, and deacons may be tireless messengers of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Saint Joseph holds baby Jesus
An Ancient Prayer to Saint Joseph

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me.

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Monday, February 4, 2013
Prayer Intentions for February

Migrant Families: That migrant families, especially the mothers, may be supported and accompanied in their difficulties.

Peace: That the peoples at war and in conflict may lead the way in building a peaceful future.

Portrait of the Holy Family
In Honor of the Holy Family

O God, Heavenly Father, it was part of Thine eternal decree that Thine only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, should form a holy family with Mary, His blessed mother, and His foster father, Saint Joseph. In Nazareth, home life was sanctified, and a perfect example was given to every Christian family. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may fully comprehend and faithfully imitate the virtues of the Holy Family so that we may be united with them one day in their heavenly glory. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Prayer Intentions for January

The Faith of Christians: That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.

Middle Eastern Christians: That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.

Jesus Christ in Majesty

The Jesus Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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Friday, November 30, 2012
Prayer Intentions for December

General Intention: That migrants throughout the world may be welcomed with generosity and authentic love, especially by Christian communities.

Mission Intention: Christ, light for all humanity. That Christ may reveal himself to all humanity with the light that shines forth from Bethlehem and is reflected in the face of his Church.

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Aspiration to Mary

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Prayer Intentions for November

General Intention: Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests, and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord.

Mission Intention: Pilgrim Church. That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.

Prayer for All the Deceased:
Adolphe Bouguereau, Praying for All the Deceased By Thy resurrection from the dead, O Christ, death no longer hath dominion over those who die in holiness. So, we beseech Thee, give rest to Thy servants in Thy sanctuary and in Abraham's bosom. Grant it to those, who from Adam until now have adored Thee with purity, to our fathers and brothers, to our kinsmen and friends, to all men who have lived by faith and passed on their road to Thee, by a thousand ways, and in all conditions, and make them worthy of the heavenly kingdom.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Prayer Intentions for October

General Intention: New Evangelization. That the New Evangelization may progress in the oldest Christian countries.

Mission Intention: World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelization.

Rosary Beads and Cross To Our Lady of the Rosary: O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Prayer Intentions for September

General: That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for the truth.

Mission: Help for the Poorest Churches. That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people, along with concrete resources, to the poorest Churches. Blessed Virgin Mary in Prayer In Honor of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary: O most holy and afflicted Virgin! Queen of Martyrs! thou who didst stand motionless beneath the Cross, witnessing the agony of thy expiring Son - through the unceasing sufferings of thy life of sorrow, and the bliss which now more than amply repays thee for thy past trials, look down with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, who kneel before thee to venerate thy dolors, and place my requests, with filial confidence, in the sanctuary of thy wounded heart; present them, I beseech thee, on my behalf, to Jesus Christ, through the merits of His own most sacred death and passion, together with thy sufferings at the foot of the cross, and through the united efficacy of both obtain the grant of my present petition. To whom shall I resort in my wants and miseries if not to thee, O Mother of Mercy, who, having so deeply drunk of the chalice of thy Son, canst compassionate the woes of those who still sigh in the land of exile? Offer for me to my Savior one drop of the Blood which flowed from His sacred veins, one of the tears which trickled from His divine eyes, one of the sighs which rent His adorable Heart. O refuge of the universe and hope of the whole world, do not reject my humble prayer, but graciously obtain the grant of my petition.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Prayer Intentions for August

General: That prisoners may be treated with justice and respect for their human dignity.

Mission: Youth Witness to Christ. That young people, called to follow Christ, may be willing to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Saint Aloysius GonzagaPrayer to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of Youth: Dear Christian youth, you were a faithful follower of Christ in the Society of Jesus. You steadily strove for perfection while generously serving the plague-stricken. Help our youth today who are faced with a plague of false cults and false gods. Show them how to harness their energies and to use them for their own and others' fulfillment—which will redound to the greater glory of God. Amen.

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Prayer Intentions for July

Holy RosaryPetition to Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus Christ, who camest down from heaven to earth from the bosom of the Father, and didst shed Thy Precious Blood for the remission of our sins: we humbly beseech Thee, that in the day of judgment we may deserve to hear, standing at Thy right hand: “Come, ye blessed.” Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

The Holy Father's prayer intentions for July are:

General Work Security. That everyone may have work in safe and secure conditions.

Mission: Christian Volunteers. That Christian volunteers in mission territories may witness to the love of Christ.

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A Summer Prayer

Long warm days...
The pace of life slows...
A time for picnics and rest in the shade...
Lord, help me to rest awhile
in the cooling shade of your presence.
Slow down my restless heart and fill me
with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.

- Author unknown


Sunday, April 8, 2012
Happy Easter to All!

Jesus Christs Resurrection on EasterWhat a great day! Happy Easter!

Just a quick reminder that today's masses are at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

For those of you who may not be able to make it to church today, there are a few live feeds of the Easter Sunday service that you may be able to receive:

The Global Catholic Network will be showing the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday with Pope Benedict XVI from St. Peter's Square, Rome

Catholic TV will also be showing the Easter Mass live, as well as taped programming throughout the day.

If you would prefer just to listen, you can try Catholic Radio or Holy Family Radio.

Have a great Easter Sunday!

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Friday, April 6, 2012
Prayer Intentions for April

Jesus Christ on the CrossLet the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.
-- Floyd W. Tomkins

The Holy Father's prayer intentions for April are:

General: Vocations. That many young people may hear the call of Christ and follow him in the priesthood and religious life. .

Mission: Christ, Hope for Africans. That the risen Christ may be a sign of certain hope for the men and women of the African continent.

Pro-Life Prayer Intention

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. - S.D. Gordon

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Prayer Intentions for March

The Ascension of JesusNothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God's sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.
--Thomas a Kempis

The Holy Father's prayer intentions for March are:

General: Contribution of Women. That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.

Mission: Persecuted Christians. That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia.

Pro-Life Prayer Intention

She Who Kneels Before God Can Stand Before Anyone

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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Prayer Intentions for February

St. Peters Basilica Holy Spirit WindowVirtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.
--Saint Ephraem of Syria

The Holy Father's prayer intentions for February are:

General: That all peoples may have access to water and other resources needed for daily life.

Mission: That the Lord may sustain the efforts of health workers assisting the sick and elderly in the world's poorest regions.

Pro-Life Prayer Intention

That the faithful more deeply study the words and actions of Christ, to know how to care for the least of our brothers and sisters.


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