January Announcement Prayers

Monday, January 7, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Raymond of Pennafort

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Dear Father,

You are the light of the minds that know You,

The life of the souls that love You,

And the strength of the wills that seek You.

May we live lives of service to You and others

Through the inspiration of all the holy saints.  AMEN

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Raymond……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Albert of Cashel

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Almighty God and Father,

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit,

That we may perfectly love You and magnify Your holy name;

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  AMEN

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Albert ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Wednesday, January 9, 2018

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Adrian of Canterbury

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord God, creator of heaven and earth,

Planet earth was made to reveal your loving kindness

And to support the human race in dignity and peace.

Teach us to praise you as you deserve

In union with your whole creation,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Brother.  Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Adrian of Canterbury ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Gregory of Nyssa

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

God of mercy and compassion,

Blot out our sins by the power of Your cross,

And free us from the temptations of the world

By the grace of Your Holy Spirit; through Christ our Savior. AMEN

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Gregory of Nyssa ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of Blessed William Carter

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Jesus, help me to open my heart

And find the silence in my day today to listen to your voice calling me. 

 Let me hear how much you love me and what you dream for me and ask of me today. 

Let me feel your love. Amen .

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

Blessed William Carter ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Monday, January 14, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Felix of Nola

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Father, we are challenged to preserve the sacred in this life of poverty and plenty.

Give us the wisdom and discipline to keep your sacred reality alive in our language,

our thinking, and our actions. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Felix……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Paul of Thebes

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Father, I thank you for the peace that comes

through the presence of Your Holy Spirit in my life.

You have called me to be a peacemaker in my world –

 sharing Your peace with those who need it.

Show me those people and let me speak Your words of love,

 comfort and peace to all in need.          AMEN 

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Paul……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Berard and Companions, the first Franciscan martyrs

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord, we trust in you, and you will not allow this trust to be in vain. You rescue us from death,

and save us from stumbling so that here on earth we will walk in the light of your hope and in the strength of your grace.

May we always hear your voice and be ready to do your will. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Berard……………….……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Anthony of Egypt

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Merciful Father, you sent your Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with the fire of your grace and mercy.

Help us to nurture a spirit of charity and forgiveness towards those who have trespassed against us.

May we always find in you the courage and humility to raise up, not condemn, our fellow sinners,

as we strive to follow the example of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Anthony of Egypt ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Friday, January 18, 2010

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Charles of Sezze

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

God, source of life, help us to live in your peace.

May we be your healing presence for those who are suffering,

your welcoming presence to those who are strangers.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Charles of Sezze ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent of Zaragossa

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord Jesus, like the angels in heaven, may our hearts rejoice over the sinner who repents,

over the doubting who find faith, over the despairing who find hope,
over the lonely who find love.

With You, may we seek out the lost of our world, so that, like us, they may find their true home in You. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………Pray for us

St. Vincent of Zaragossa  ….……………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Marianne Cope

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

God of all time and seasons, we remember and hope for your holy light in our lives.

Give us your grace to see that where there is love, we find you among us—your kingdom here and now.

Forgive our failing to love, to reconcile, to be converted.

Fill our hearts with your love and give us the courage and strength to share it freely as your beloved sons and daughters.  Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Marianne Cope……………………..………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis DeSales

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Dear Lord, as we go about our day in our homes and workplaces, let us bring your presence with us.

Let us bestow your peace, your grace, your mercy, and your perfect order to all we meet.

Give us a fresh supply of strength to do our work.

May even our smallest accomplishments bring you glory. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Francis DeSales ……………………..………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Friday, January 25, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Dear Lord, as it was in Jerusalem of your time, so it is with us today:

Your Word of peace, unity, and reconciliation goes unheard and unheeded.

The walls of hostility and division are strong, and we know they exist in our own hearts and minds also.

We pray not only for our own conversion to Your ways, but also for the conversion of our nation and our Church. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………Pray for us

St. Paul………………………………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Catholic Schools Week

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord, you gave us the gift of prayer and we have sought money.

You made for us a temple, and we have sought the marketplace.

You gave us life and we have courted death.

May we receive what is you and not what is less; what is eternal, not what is temporal; what is true, not what is false; life not death. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……………………Pray for us

St. Thomas Aquinas ……………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Tuesday, January 29, 2018

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of Servant of God Brother Juniper

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

We often grow despondent or cynical because of the onslaught of bad news:

wars, famines, diseases, tidal waves, earthquakes, bickering in politics and Church, people being killed by gunfire, and on and on and on.

Please help us to look beyond the violence to see the signs of your kingdom:

people who in their own small, quiet way are truly making a difference in the world—who by their love and care are beating back the violence that afflicts us.

And help us to join them. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………Pray for us

Servant of God Brother Juniper……………………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord Jesus, source of all that is good, you inspired Blessed Edmund Rice to found the religious family of the Congregation of Christian Brothers to continue your mission among the people of God.

May he be for us a model of the apostolic life, an example of fidelity and an inspiration as we strive to follow You.

May we learn to imitate his holiness and service and look to him confidently in times of need. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……………Pray for us

Blessed Mary Angela ………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…AMEN

Lord Jesus, you are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:

let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us, so that this year may be a year of grace from the Lord,

and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.  Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help……………..Pray for us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……………………Pray for us

St. John Bosco ……………………………Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts………………..Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

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