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January 2, 2021

St. Gregory, you are known for your zeal
for the Catholic faith, love of liturgy,
and compassion and mercy toward those in need.
Please help and guide us
so that we may share in these virtues
and thereby bring Jesus into the hearts
of our families and all we encounter.
We especially ask for blessings on our parish family,
our priests and our deacons.

January 1, 2021

O God, who through the fruitful virginity
of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race
the grace of eternal salvation, grant, we pray,
that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy to receive
the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity

December 31, 2020

Dear God, thank You for making
all things new.
Thank You for all that You've allowed
into our lives this past year,
the good along with the hard things.
The coronavirus, the isolation and the unrest
of 2020 have reminded us how much
we need You and rely on Your presence
filling us every single day.
We pray for Your Spirit to lead us

December 30, 2020

Dear Jesus,
You came to show the real meaning of life.
You came to bring forgiveness and healing to a broken world.
By your giving of yourself even to the point of death,
you save us and bring the promise of new life.
May your touch and example embolden us
in facing the challenge of the coronavirus.


— By Columban Fr. John Comiskey

December 29, 2020

Father, you confirm the true faith
with the crown of martyrdom.
May the prayers of St Thomas Becket 
give us the courage to proclaim our faith
by the witness of our lives.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.


December 28, 2020

The Subanens are an indigenous people whose ancestral habitat is the highlands of northwestern Mindanao in the Philippines. When the Columban Fathers arrived in Mindanao in 1938 we took little noticed of the Subanens because we were so engaged in a full schedule of parish pastoral activities which included dozens of far flung barrio communities.

December 28, 2020

There is a certain rhythm in our life cycle
of birth, growth, aging and death.

With the pandemic, this passing of stages
in life has been abruptly changed for so
many people.

Lord, help us at this time when our brothers
and sisters are in pain and dealing
with sickness and loss due to the 
corona virus

December 27, 2020

O Jesus, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
we most fervently implore You,
through Mary Your ever-blessed Mother
and St. Joseph Your foster father,
take our children under Your special charge
and enclose them in the love of Your Sacred Heart.
They are the children of Your Father in Heaven,
created after His own image;
they are Your possession,

December 26, 2020

O glorious St. Stephen, first Martyr for the Faith,
filled with compassion for those who invoke you,
with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my troubles.
I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you
to take my present needs under your special protection.
Recommend it to our Lord Jesus.

December 25, 2020

Dear Jesus,
At Christmas you come to us as the gift of God’s very self.
You embrace us with your love that never fades, diminishes, or weakens.
Help us all to reflect your love in acts of understanding and compassion
especially for the poor and all who have less in life.
This time of pandemic is deeply challenging.
Encourage, heal and support us.


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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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Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984