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December 16, 2020

In the day-to-day routine of life
I take my friends for granted,
I expect them to be good to me
even when I’m in a miserable mood,
but when I’m ill I start to think
how precious my friends are,
how important they are to me.

December 15, 2020

Lord, you show me how to be just,
compassionate and generous.
May Your grace give me the courage
I need to change all that prevents me
from loving You, myself and my neighbor.

December 14, 2020
Christmas Mass

People often boast about having celebrated Mass in churches that are, “centuries old,” such as the great cathedrals of Europe. But, what about celebrating in a place of worship over FOUR THOUSAND years old?

December 14, 2020

Almighty Father, you endowed John of the Cross 
with a spirit of self-denial and a love of the Cross. 
By following his example, may we come
to the eternal vision of your glory.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

December 13, 2020

Dear Jesus, I thank you from my heart
for the health and safety of my children.
It feels so good to see them full of life and happiness.
They are so precious to me and I want them to be safe and well.
We are now keeping ‘social distance’ from other people
to protect our own health and the health of the whole community.

December 12, 2020

O our Lady of Guadalupe,
mystical rose, intercession
for us for Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you
in their necessities, and since
you are the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness

December 11, 2020

Saint Damasus, instead of worrying
about the short term of life on earth,
you took God's view and looked
to the things that last.
Pray for me that I may be able to look
beyond immediate popularity
and fleeting favors, and choose
to do the things that God wants me to do.

Amen.

December 10, 2020

It becomes you to 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
from the riches of your graces,

December 9, 2020

Blessed Juan,
you faced the skepticism and rejection
of a bishop and the crowds
to bring Mary's message to Mexico.
Pray for us that when we are faced
with obstacles to our faith that we
may show that same courage and commitment.

Amen.

December 8, 2020

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare
a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we ask You that, as by the
foreseen death of Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us,
purified through Her intercession,
to come to You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ,

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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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