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April 20, 2017

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
may we never be hasty in judgment,
and always be generous.

April 19, 2017

Mary, powerful Virgin, 
You are the mighty 
and glorious protector of the Church. 
You are the marvelous help of Christians. 
You are awe inspiring as an army in battle array. 
In the midst of our anguish, 
struggle, and distress, 
defend us from the power of the enemy, 
and at the hour of hour death, 
receive our soul in Heaven.
 

April 18, 2017

Jesus, Lord, don't let the fear of death overpower us. 
And don't let the loss of our loved ones 
cause us to doubt Your power to "Easter" everybody. 
Remind us, Lord, 
that You have the last words over death. 
You are risen! 
You are not "among the dead." 
Neither are we. 
We shall live forever in Your triumphant love.

Amen.
 

April 17, 2017

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.
The first Christians recognized the signs and wonders of their day. 
Help me to see your guiding hand each day.
Reveal your risen presence to me as you come to me in Holy Communion.
Let my heart burn with love for you as you speak to me in the scriptures.
Keep alive in me the joy of this season 

April 16, 2017

Heavenly Father and God of mercy, 
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, 
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. 
From the waters of death 
you raise us with him 
and renew your gift of life within us. 
Increase in our minds and hearts 
the risen life we share with Christ, 
and help us to grow as your people 

April 15, 2017

Jesus, in Your cruel scourging 
in which You shed Your Blood 
most painfully and abundantly, 
offering it to Your Eternal Father 
in payment for our impatience and our wantonness, 
how is it, then, 
that we do not curb our wrath and self-love? 
Oh! let us try to be more patient in our trials, 
to cultivate self-control, 

April 14, 2017

O Jesus, Who by reason of Your burning love for us 
has willed to be crucified 
and to shed Your Most Precious Blood 
for the redemption and salvation of our souls, 
look down upon us here gathered together 
in remembrance of Your most sorrowful Passion and Death, 
fully trusting in Your mercy; 
cleanse us from sin by Your grace, 

April 13, 2017

Eternal Father, 
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people 
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes. 
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son, 
for this is the Face of Him 
in Whom You are well pleased. 
We now offer You this Holy Face, 
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises 

April 12, 2017

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you are the mother
and queen of every Christian family.
When you conceived and gave birth to Jesus,
human motherhood reached its greatest achievement.
From the time of the Annunciation
you were the living chalice of the Son of God made man.
You are the queen of the home.

April 11, 2017

O Virgin, fair as the moon,
delight of the angels and saints in heaven,
grant that we may become like you
and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty,
which does not decline with the years
but shines forth into eternity.

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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org