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Prayer for Peace

From Your heart, Holy One,
to the suffering heart of Ukraine,
to a world both beautiful and broken,
pour out, we pray, Your solace to hearts choked with grief;
Your strength, to those shattered by trauma;
to all now in flight, rest in safe shelter;
to all left behind, Your tender presence.
Turn those who seek to dominate and destroy
towards the way of peace, the work of justice.
In trust, we pledge our lives to no more war,
war never again.
May this be so for all Your people
on this day and on every day

A Summer Prayer

Heavenly Father, this summer we pray
for a refreshment of mind and body.
We pray that we count our many blessings.
We pray that we share our blessings with others.
We pray that we enjoy and relish each moment
of sunshine and fun.


Reina Mosqueda (center) with fellow Lay Missionaries Sherryl Lou Capili (left) and Joan Yap (right) in Taiwan in 2014.

Being a part of the Filipino Catholic Community here in Taiwan is life-giving for me as a missionary.  I feel so blessed to have built a close relationship with the Filipino migrant workers who are serving as volunteers in different ministries within the Church. I admire their selfless and

Prayer of St. Junipero Serra

God, Our Father,
We ask You to look with mercy and love
on the Supreme Shepherd You have chosen for us.
Give him health and strength
to guide and govern Your holy people.
May he, through word and example,
direct, sustain and encourage the people in his care,
so that with them he may share everlasting life.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer
through the intercession of Saint Junipero Serra.


Our Mystical Mother

O Mary,
look upon the church,
look upon the most responsible members
of the Mystical Body of Christ
gathered about you to thank you
and to celebrate you as their Mystical Mother.

O Mary,
bless the great assembly of the hierarchical church,
which also gives birth to brothers and sisters of Christ,
the firstborn among redeemed humankind.

Prayer for Help and Mercy

Gracious Lord almighty, Jesus Christ,
let Your sufferings aid us,
and defend us from all pain and grief,
all peril and misery, all uncleanness of heart,
all sin, all scandal and infamy,
from evil diseases of soul and body,
from sudden and unforeseen death,
and from all persecution of our foes visible and invisible.
Therefore, relying on Your infinite tenderness,
we beseech You, O loving Savior,
by Your most benignant and sacred sufferings
to protect us with gracious aid,

Prayer to St. Irenaeus

St. Irenaeus, Great Doctor, Martyr, and Father of the Church,
O God, who did grant that blessed Irenaeus,
Your martyr and bishop, should both overcome heresy
by the truth of his doctrine, and establish peace in Your Church:
Give to Your people, we beseech You constancy
in their holy religion, and grant us Your peace in our days.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.