THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM – ADVENT DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM – NEW FROM FORMED.ORG The Road to Bethlehem includes: Daily Advent Reflections from Dr. Tim Gray; Weekly videos, audio talks, and book excerpts on FORMED related to the theme of the week; email reminders every morning; Brother Francis Advent reflections for kids; and a weekly action item to help you put the Advent message into practice. Sign up for this great Advent program HERE
Archdiocesan Synod: Praying with Scripture Series:
For information about the virtual Archdiocesan Synod: Praying with Scripture Series, please click on the following link https://www.archspm.org/praying-with-scripture-series/. Join Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens to learn more about the fundamentals of praying with Scripture.
Prayer Before A Crucifix: Following is this traditional Catholic Prayer:
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Your face I humbly kneel and, with burning soul, pray and beseech You to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity; true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; While I contemplate, with great love and tender pity, Your five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me and calling to mind the words which David, Your prophet, said of You, my Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and my feet, They numbered all my bones.” Amen
St. Joseph Prayer for Protection: Please join us in praying the Prayer to St. Joseph for Protection shown below.
St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your divine son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss his fine head for me, and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen. Read more about the history of this prayer HERE
Please pray for our Priests. Here is the “Prayers for Priests document for the month of May. Prayers for Priests MAY 2020
Complete Trust in God Prayer by St. Francis de Sales
Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life with fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in His love enable you to profit by them. He has guided you thus far in life. Do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all trials. Whenever you cannot stand, He will carry you lovingly in His arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same Eternal Father who takes care of you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day of your life. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all useless thoughts, all vain dreads, and all anxious imaginations.
New Plenary Indulgence during Coronavirus Pandemic: Please click HERE for information from the Director of Worship for the Archdiocese about the new plenary indulgence granted during the current health crisis.
Litany in Time of Need
Please join Archbishop Hebda in praying the Litany in Time of Need to unite Catholics in prayer during this pandemic. This time of prayer will air locally at 11:00 am daily on 1330 AM Radio and the Relevant Radio app. View or print a copy of the Litany in Time of Need 2020 HERE