PRAYER OF A PRIEST AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

O Lord, free me from all my sins, and all my attachment to sin.

Repair and rebuild my poor heart according to Thy Holy Will.  At

least fill it to overflowing with Thy Life, Thy Love and Thy Grace.

Grant that They may spill over in abundance, and without

hindrance, from my heart to the hearts of all those I meet,

especially those to whom I give Thee in Blessing or Holy 

Communion, and to others, according to Thy Will, and from them

to others, and others, and others, until finally the whole world is 

enkindled with the Fire of Thy Love and all be willing to carry their

crosses & wear their crown of thorns with dignity and integrity -

without sin - especially those who are now non-believers, anti-believers, non-practicing believers, poorly practicing believers,

sinners like me, grievous sinners like pornographers and their

victims, O Lord, rescue me, rescue all of us - especially our young

people  - for chaste celibacy outside of Marriage, and chaste

fidelity within. Amen!

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Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

   I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there,  and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen  

PRAYER TO OUR LADY, HEALTH OF THE SICK

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.  At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus' pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.  We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father's will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.  Do not despise our pleas--we who are put to the test--and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

MORNING OFFERING PRAYER

O Jesus, 
through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
I offer You my prayers, works, 
joys and sufferings
of this day for all the intentions
of Your Sacred Heart, 
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world, 
in reparation for my sins, 
for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, 
and in particular
for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Amen.

Lord,

Hear our Prayer

     

                                                          FOR PEACE

Dismayed by the strife and jealousy that are bringing ruin to peoples and nations, we turn, O Jesus,to Thy most loving Heart  as our only hope. O God of mercy,with tears we invoke Thee to end wars and the horror of war.  O King of Peace, we humbly implore the peace for which we long.

   From Thy Sacred Heart Thou didst shed over the world in Thy life divine charity, so that discord might end and love alone might reign over men. During Thy life on earth, Thy Heart beat with tender compassion for the sorrow of men.  In this day, when hate often dominates, may Thy divine Heart be once more moved to pity.

   Inspire rulers and peoples with counsels of meekness.  Heal the discords that tear nations asunder.  Thou who didst shed Thy Precious Blood that they might live as brothers, bring men together once more in loving harmony.  To the cry of the Apostle Peter: "Save us, Lord, we perish," Thou didst answer words of mercy and didst still the raging waves.  Deign now to hear our trustful prayers and give back to the world order and peace.

   And do thou, O most holy Virgin, as in other times of distress, be our help, our protection, and our safeguard. Amen

                                                                                             Pope Benedict XV

                                                             

Pictures from Holy Week at St. Agnes and St. Cecilia

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