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May 19, 2017

I adore You, O my God, 
and I love You with all my heart. 
I give thanks that You have created me, 
made me a Christian, 
and preserved me this night. 
I offer You the actions of this day; 
grant that all of them may be according to Your holy Will, 
and for Your greater glory. 
Save me from sin and from all evil. 

May 19, 2017

One of the many gifts and blessings I experience in the United States as I travel during the summer for the church appeals is the universality of the Church and meeting people from the different ethnic groups from Eastern Europe, Latin and Central America and Asia.

May 18, 2017

Immaculate Mary, our Mother,
relying on your maternal intercession, 
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace, 
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all. 
We wish to carry on those activities 

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.

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

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