Prayers and Memoriams

Prayer Requests

Pray for the repose of the souls of Henry W. Hobson III, Edward M. Tracy Jr., Anya A. Sharpe, Robert Kennedy Sr., Suzanne C. Bangston, Catherine H. Jones Nelson, Patricia Lord, Marilyn Gillespie, Ronald Tedesco, William Holtz, Diane Holtz, Greg Holtz, Karin Holtz, Claire Lietz, Alice P.  DeMatos, John A. Kerr Sr., Joseph E. Stevenot, Margaret A. McNamara, Olga Chapa, James A. Grimsley Jr., Joe L. Wells, Lydia Reichner and for the families who grieve their loss.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Pray for our parishioners & friends of our Parish who have requested our spiritual support.

A Prayer for Life

Our Loving Creator, all life is in your hands from the moment of conception until death. Help us to be grateful for the privilege of sharing in your work of creation. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the poor, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who do not value the gift of life. Help them to seek and find you. Grant that by our care and respect for all people, we might be a sign of your love in the world today. This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

A Prayer before Surgery

Lord Jesus, I pray for your healing touch upon my body during my surgery. Guide the hands of the doctor and all who assist in the surgery. Use their skills to restore me to health and wholeness.   I ask you to remove any fear or anxiety from my mind and fill me with the peace that you alone can give. I place myself completely in your hands. Lord Jesus, trusting in your care and love for me. May my recovery be swift, my strength renewed, and my health restored.   Bless those,Lord who are concerned about me today.   I need their love and support, and ask you to be with them in a special way. Replace any fear they have with your peace.   I place all into your hands, Lord.  You are the Divine Healer.   Amen.

An Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and he pains of hell, but most of all because they offend You, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.  Amen.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

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 Your Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, rule and guide.  Amen.

The Memorare

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us. Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen

Prayers of Fatima

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.”     (Our Lady at Fatima, 13th July 1917) “My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.”    (The Angel to three children of Fatima, spring 1916)