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Monthly Archives: September 2012

PRAYER FOR GOD TO PROTECT EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD

PLEA FOR DIVINE HELP

Hear us, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God; graciously send Your holy Angel from heaven to watch over, to cherish, to protect, to abide with, and to defend all who dwell in this house.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

THE ANGELIC TRISAGION:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts,
the heavens and the earth are full of thy glory.
St Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the battle,
that we may not perish in the dreadful judgment.
Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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LONGING FOR GOD: ABOUT THE YEAR OF FAITH

POPE BENEDICT XVI:

“I have decided to announce a year of faith. It will begin on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatical Council, and it will end on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on 24 November 2013. The starting date 11 October 2012 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, text promulgated by my Predecessor, Blessed John Paul II, with a view of illustrating for all the faithful the power and beauty of the faith. This document, an authentic fruit of the Second Vatican Council, was requested by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in 1985 as an instrument at the service of catechists and it was produced in collaboration with all the bishops of the Catholic Church. Moreover, the theme of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that I have convoked for October 2012 is “The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”. This will be a good opportunity to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith.”

We must move beyond the spiritual poverty of the world that is no longer able to perceive the presence of God. The Year of Faith – desired by Benedict XVI and which will span from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013 – is for those who long for God.

This time of grace was illustrated on Thursday morning, 21 June, at the Holy See Press Office by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation. The Year of Faith ‘intends to sustain the faith of many believers who in their daily toil do not cease entrusting their lives to the Lord with conviction and courage’.

Although in the world the testimony of faith doesn’t make the news, the Archbishop noted, ‘it is precious in the eyes of the Most High’. The challenge now is to recover the lost meaning in a world marked by a general crisis that has not spared even faith itself. Decades of what Archbishop Fisichella did not hesitate to call ‘incursions of a secularism which in the name of individual autonomy demands independence from every revealed authority and made its own programme, that of living in the world as though God did not exist’. This generated an anthropological crisis ‘that left man to himself’, leaving him ‘confused’, alone, at the mercy of powers whose face he does not even know, and without an end to his life’.

Hence, we must go beyond. Through a process significantly represented by the logo that will characterise each one of the many events planned. It is the classic image of the Church represented by a boat sailing over the hint of waves. The mast is a cross, which hoists the triagram of Christ: IHS. This is set against the sun which, uniting the triagram, makes a symbol of the Eucharist.
– Commentary from “Crusader Magazine”, October 2012, to order the magazine, email: editor@crusade.dircon.co.uk

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

STS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS – PRAYER MEDITATION

FEAST DAY: SEPTEMBER 29th

“Gabriel…came to me in swift flight…and said to me, ‘Daniel, I have now come out to give you wisdom and understanding.'” (Dan 9:21-22)

REFLECTION:
Those holy spirits of heaven…can only be called Angels when they deliver a message.
Moreover…those who announce messages of supreme importance are called “Archangels”.
– St Gregory the Great

PRAYER:
Glorious Archangels of God, I am in awe of your powers and functions. Remind me to be ever receptive of God’s messages. Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

THE HOLY FATHER’S MISSION INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER 2012

MISSION INTENTION: “That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelisation.”

PRAYER TO ST PATRICK FOR MISSIONARIES:
Dear St Patrick, in your humility you called yourself a sinner, but you became a most successful missionary and prompted countless pagans to follow the Saviour. Many of their descendants in turn spread the Good News in numerous foreign lands. Through your powerful intercession with God, obtain for us the missionaries we need to continue the work you began. Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER’S MORNING OFFERING

O Jesus,
through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You my prayers,
works, joys, and sufferings of this day
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world.

I offer them
for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart:
the salvation of souls,
reparation for sins,
the reunion of all Christians.

I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops
and of all the Apostles of Prayer,
and in particular for those
recommended by our Holy Father for this month.
Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

PRAYER TO BE DELIVERED FROM FEAR AND FROM ORGANISED OPPRESSION AND TERRORISM (PSALM 11)

The just fear nothing. If God is with us, who will condemn us? May He deliver us from fear when we face those who threaten and crush others.
“When the foundations fall to ruin, what can the righteous do?” That is what the tempter suggests, ‘Do not swim upstream, everyone does it; do as they do and say nothing. FLEE TO THE MOUNTAIN, simple one; you have seen nothing, forget about injustice and see to your own business, or instead go to your religious practices!”
Let us pray for those who struggle against organised oppression, for those who awake each day to the threat of terrorism.

PSALM 11:

In the Lord I take refuge.
How, then, can you say to me,
“Flee to the mountains like a bird;
for the wicked are bending their bows
and fit their arrows to the string.
They get ready to shoot in the dark,
they take aim at the upright of heart.
When the foundations fall to ruin,
what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy place –
our God whose throne is in heaven.
He looks down to earth
to observe the race of Adam.

The Lord searches both righteous and wicked.
He hates those who delight in violence.
Upon the wicked, he will rain
coals of fire and brimstone;
a burning blast will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous;
he loves justice.
The upright will see his face.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Prayers for Ordinary Time