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May 17, 2017

O almighty God, 
Lord of the harvest of souls, 
we ask You to guide and bless all 
who have gone forth to preach the gospel. 
Endow them with the gifts of generosity and concern. 
Send your Holy Spirit on them, 
that He may strengthen them in weakness, 
comfort them in trials and direct their efforts. 

May 16, 2017

O Holy Mother.
We kneel before you 
to manifest the sorrow we feel 
for the grievances that people cause you, 
and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices 
for the offenses with which they return your love. 
Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. 
Hasten the conversion of sinners 
that they may love Jesus 

May 15, 2017

Behold in pity, O Lord, 
the sorrows of Your people, 
which I bring before You; 
the perils of Your servants; 
the sorrowful sighing of prisoners; 
the miseries of widows and orphans, 
and all that are desolate and bereaved; 
the necessities of strangers and travelers; 
the helplessness and sadness of the weak and sickly; 

May 14, 2017

God our creator, 
we come before You 
and lift up in prayer all mothers, 
grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers to be 
who gave the gift of life.
We give you thanks for their presence, 
talents and gifts which they share in our church, 
society and world. 
May all mothers know of Your loving 
and gentle presence 

May 13, 2017

Immaculate Mother of God, 
Queen of the Apostles, 
we know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession. 

May 12, 2017

Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore Thee profoundly. 
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul 
and Divinity of Jesus Christ, 
present in all the tabernacles of the world, 
in reparation for the outrages, 
sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. 

May 12, 2017
Columban Fr. Edward T. Kelly

 

Since his ordination in 1959 at Dalgan Park, Columban Father Edward T. “Ned” Kelly had been steeped in the customs, language and history of China.

May 11, 2017

O Mary, our Mother,
be mindful of us as you stand near Him who granted you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Help us for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason, 
you are called full of grace. 
Remember us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 

May 10, 2017

We thank You, O heavenly Father, 
for the guidance given to our Founding Fathers 
in recognizing that "all men" of all nations
"are endowed by their Creator with unalienable right," 
and in realizing at the very birth of our nation 
that the chief purpose of government 
is to safeguard these Divine rights for even the least of us. 

May 10, 2017

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War with all of it inhumanity. However, in spite of this Declaration, a lack of respect for the rights of all people as human beings is evident in so many places around the world.

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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
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org