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August 13, 2017

O holy Mary,
my Mistress into your blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of your tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,

August 12, 2017

Help us, loving Mother, 
to be truly devoted to the duties of our life; 
help us make our homes true centers 
of spiritual life and active charity, 
schools where consciences will be rightly formed, 
gardens where every virtue will flourish. 
Give us your help that in social and political life 
we may be patterns of deep faith, 

August 11, 2017

Our eyes are fixed on you in admiration, immaculate Virgin; 
you who are loved by the Heavenly Father above all others! 
O Virgin Spouse of the Holy Spirit! 
Tender Mother of Jesus! 
Obtain for us from your Divine Son 
the grace to reflect your sublime virtues in our conduct. 

August 11, 2017
Fr. Ruffes Halley

 

In 2001, just weeks before the devastating attacks of September 11, gunmen murdered 57-year-old Columban Father Michael Anthony “Rufus” Halley in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

August 10, 2017

O Mary, full of grace and blessed among women, 
stretch out the hand of your motherly protection
upon us who gather round 
your queenly throne as your handmaidens, 
obedient to your command 
and resolved with your help 
to bring to realization in ourselves and our sisters 
the ideals of truth and Christian perfection. 

August 9, 2017

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, 
You have allowed me to reach this hour. 
Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, 
deed or thought. 
Purify me, O Lord, 
from every spiritual and physical stain. 
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You 
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, 

August 8, 2017

O Divine Spirit,
Who have so often enlightened my soul
with the light of Your beams,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who have sent me
so many holy inspirations and good desires,
I thank You with all my heart.

August 7, 2017
Communication and Catechism Class

Thanks to your generous support, the children of St. James Parish in Yanaoca, Cusco, Peru have a remodeled space and new programs.

August 7, 2017
Celebrating Mass

As part of my process of priestly formation, in 2015 I was assigned to Taiwan to perform my First Missionary Assignment (FMA). In Taiwan, after ten months of studying Chinese Mandarin (Taiwan's offi cial language), I was assigned to the Holy Martyrs Sanctuary parish in Banqiao, near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The priest in charge of the parish was Fr.

August 7, 2017

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
so that with Mary and with you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Amen.

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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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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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