Monday, June 13, 2016

St. Anthony of Padua, Pray for Us

Stained Glass Window at St. Willebrord Church, Green Bay

Almighty ever-living God, who gave
Saint Anthony of Padua to your people
as an outstanding preacher and an intercessor in their need,
grant that, with his assistance,
as we follow the teachings of the Christian life,
we may know your help in every trial.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

- Collect for the Feast of St. Anthony

Let's also pray for eternal rest for all those massacred in the horrific shootings in Orlando over the weekend. May their families find comfort with God, and may they rest in peace.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Us!

Statue of the Sacred Heart, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Grand St., Manitowoc, WI

I myself will pasture my sheep;
I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.
The lost I will seek out,
the strayed I will bring back,
the injured I will bind up,
the sick I will heal,
but the sleek and the strong I will destroy,
shepherding them rightly.

- Ezekiel 34: 15-16