Jesus, my Lord,
I confess that I am a sinner.
But in Your goodness
You invited me to approach Your Holy Table
and to partake of Your heavenly Banquet.
Trusting in Your mercy I come to You
with confidence, albeit with it a contrite
and humble heart.
Lord, I am not worthy that You
should enter under my roof; but say
Jesus, my Lord,
O Queen of heaven, rejoice;
for He who you deserved to bear;
is risen again as He said.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
O God, who by the Resurrection
of Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ
gave joy to the world:
grant we ask You, that through His Mother,
the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys
of everlasting life.
Christmas always brings joy in my life. As a child, I always looked forward to the coming of that day. However, as time progressed, I realized that Christmas does not only bring joy but also an attached message with it. It is God, conveying and reminding me of my journey as a missionary.
Mary, powerful Virgin,
You are the mighty
and glorious protector of the Church.
You are the marvelous help of Christians.
You are awe inspiring as an army in battle array.
In the midst of our anguish, struggle, and distress,
defend us from the power of the enemy,
and at the hour of hour death,
receive our soul in Heaven.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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