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April 3, 2021

Lord, Your rising from the dead
increases my faith, hope and love.
May my belief in Your resurrection
change my attitude and behavior toward others.
Through Your Son, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.


April 2, 2021

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 in remembrance
of Your most sorrowful Passion and Death,
fully trusting in Your mercy;
cleanse us from sin by Your grace,
sanctify our toil, give us and all those

April 1, 2021

After a poem by the Koryo monk Ch’ungji

Seventy years have passed;
now all is consummated.
The road home is smooth;
there will be no more pain.
Your faith and the love of your friends
is all you carry, but it is enough.
For our part memory assuages,
a medicament that cannot be bought
for a thousand pieces of gold.

April 1, 2021

The empowerment of women and girls is a most urgent need in today’s world where discrimination, violence and exploitation of women and girls, especially in the developing world, is tearing the heart out of society and family life causing human suffering, exclusion, sickness and death.

April 1, 2021
Fr. George Hogarty with the parishioners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I first considered becoming a priest when I was seven years old. Mysteriously enough I still remember that strong feeling of being called by God. In high school I thought in great depth about that call. If I were to become a priest what kind of priest would I become?

April 1, 2021

Father, Your Son chose Your will for Him
over His own desires.
Help us to remember Christ’s example,
and give us the strength to do Your will,
even when it seems difficult.
You are always with us,
especially in our times of need.
We are thankful for Your blessings every day.


March 31, 2021

Loving Father,
I stand before You in the midst of confusion and complexities of life.
My future sometimes seems distant and unknown.
Give me, O Lord, the vision to see the path You set before me.
Grant me the courage to follow Your way,
that through the gifts and talents You have given me,
I may bring Your life and Your love to others.

March 30, 2021

Take away all fear from my life
and give me a strong faith like Abraham,
our father in faith.
As I celebrate this Eucharist
I wait in joyful hope for the return of the Master.

Give me all I need each day:
do not put me to the test.

Help me to recognize that nothing in life
is more important than preparation for the final encounter.

March 29, 2021
Fr. Dermot, 2021

“Ever seen a mushroom grow? asked our gardener one morning in the grounds of the Columban Center House in Peru, as he pointed out to some of us a particularly fine example. “Sprouts up overnight. Incredible.” “Hmmm, just like Lima,” observed Fr. Dermot Carthy. He should know.

March 29, 2021

Lord, Jesus, Through Thine infant cries
when You were born for me in the manger,
Through Your tears when You died for me on the Cross,
Through Your love as You live for me in the tabernacle,
Have mercy on me and save me.



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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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