30 December 2013
MINISTRY OF PRAISE
Dear Friend in Christ,
“When the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption, as proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ so you are no longer a slave, but a child and if a child then also an heir, through God.” (Galations 4:4-7).
God’s timing is perfect: the world was made and He “sent His Son, born of a woman.” Time passed and we were born. In His perfect time, He will take us to be with Himself. We think sometimes God is slow to answer our prayers, but God is not confined by the barriers of time. He lives always in the present moment. Too often we may ask for what is not good for us or our loved ones and we do not receive. At other times God may have something much better planned for us if we but have the patience to wait. He sees the entire picture of our lives: how each of our lives fit in with the lives of our family, loved ones and even those people we have never met. He knows how we are all connected to those who have gone before us and to those who will someday “be”.
Help us, Lord, when the burden of time weighs heavily upon us. Help us to know that you are the master of all time and that we are destined to be with you throughout eternity. As we praise you for the gift of time and your constant presence, please accept our sufferings in union with those of your Son. Help us to know in our deepest being that you are always with us. Come to our aid especially for the following petitions:
- That there will be peace in the world during 2014.
- That the members of Nativity will have a blessed and happy 2014.
- Please send your blessings down on our new Bishop Matano. Help him as he guides all of us.
- That all in the RCIA may grow in the awareness, love and service of the Lord, Jesus.
- Special prayers for all those listed on the prayer list of the sick.
- For all families: that this New Year will be a time of profound peace and of the flowering of deep and abiding love.
- For those who face the hardships of life without the benefit of faith: that Christ present in the person of others will bring them compassion and help.
- For the strength of mind and heart readily to defend our freedoms, especially religious freedom, when they are threatened.
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins.
To find the lost.
To heal the broken.
To feed the hungry.
To release the prisoner.
To rebuild the nations.
To bring peace among people.
To make music in the heart.
Let us keep in our prayers those who are serving our Country in the Armed Forces:
For all the military that are serving our country that God will protect and watch over them.
For all the military that have been injured. For the “Wounded Warriors” that they may receive the help they need to continue with their lives. Also we pray for those that are their caregivers.
For the repose of the souls of Andrew Hauck and Jason Johnston.
May the Lord be your Protector and your Shield; may there be peace for the people of Afghanistan, Syria and our world.
O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, keep all Thy priests within the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart where none may harm them. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips purpled with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed with the sublime marks of Thy glorious priesthood.
Let Thy holy love surround them and shield them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit and may the souls to whom they ministered here below be their joy and consolation and in Heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.
O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us; Obtain for us a number of holy priests. Amen.
Prayer Suggestions: Mass, Rosary, Fasting, Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Observing First Friday and First Saturday of the Month devotions in reparation for sin.
Courtesy of Monthly Prayer Request for Priests – Rochester, New York(www.mprp-roc.org)
PRAYER LIST OF THE SICK
May they find strength and healing through our Risen Lord!
|Robert Achter||Joseph Holzschuh||Mary Overmyer|
|Rosalie Albano||Richard Honeck||Tony Pacilio|
|Doris Bagnato||Jared Howe||Deborah Packard|
|Melissa Baker||Shirley Hoy||*Stella Perzik|
|Aimee Marie Bentley||William Hullfish||Fr. Philipps|
|Marie Bertino||Myrta Izzo||Claire Pielow|
|Milford Bibby||Jan Jessop||Joseph Pielow|
|Kathleen Bolton||Jim Johnston||Laurie Plummer|
|Michael Bosco||Judy Karpenko||Dee Przybycien|
|Rosemary Brognia||Charlotte Kiehl||Julia Ratigan|
|Camryn Brown||Jane Kimmel||Ronald Raleigh|
|Charlotte Bruney||Fred Kimmel||Sara Ridd|
|Clare Buscemi||Sally Kirby||Kathleen Robertson|
|John Bush||Dave Kleehammer||Dan Rogers|
|Kaitlyn Cadillac||Kathleen Koss||Pat Romanski|
|Gary Caruso||Stephen Kuc||Beverly Ruggles|
|Joseph Collins||Kailee Kwiecien||Linda Ruggles|
|Mike Conner||Sarah Larson||Nick Russo|
|Sara Cook||Richard Lasch||Tom Schmitz|
|Josie Corona||Mary Leach||Robert Scheda|
|Garrett Cox||Helen Levcik||Bob Schuth|
|Mary D’Agostino||Giuliana Lincoln||Stan Skowneski|
|Joseph Daniels||Donna Lodge||Helen Smith|
|Nancy Danko||Margaret Magin||Mamie Smith|
|Kenneth Davis||Kathleen Marnell||Linda Stepanek|
|Ann Dhanda||Joan Martin||E. J. Stigliano|
|Ditucchi Family||Teresa Martin||Helen Stigliano|
|Mary Duff||Glenna Matela||Don Streicher|
|Donovan Dunn||Taylor Mateo||Frances Swalbach|
|Noreen Ehnot||Marsha Mazuryk||Tallman Family|
|Mary Elba||Scott McBride||Hailie Taylor|
|Dave Ellis||Brian McCullough||David Telga|
|Elizabeth Enyan||Sarah McDonald||Stanley Telga|
|Michael Ferris||Carol McNeil||Raquel Torres|
|Aloysius Filipiak||James McQuaide||Rob Tumminello|
|Lillian Filipiak||Bill Meloche||Diane Waite|
|Catherine Fitzgerald||Rocco Mesiti, Jr.||Maureen Watt|
|Scott Flow||A good friend of the Milazzos||Lindsay Weise|
|Mirtha Fonticiella||Anne Marie Milazzo||Helen Weitzel|
|Charles French||Dominic Mros||Mary Welch|
|Joyce Gale||Stephanie Mros||Cody Westphal|
|Jay Giese||Betty Nasca||Carl Wheat|
|Theresa Gusek||David Nasca||June Wheeler|
|Maxine Guzik||Jo Ann Nicolucci||Paul Wieczorek|
|Arlene Harster||Pat Nisdeo||David Wilkinson|
|Linda Hartmann||Art Nowack||Dolores Wood|
|Dianna Hartter||Bonnie O’Brien||John H. Wortman|
|Anna Clark Hazel||Anne O’Brien||Margarete Zeller|
|Bill Hertweck||Mary O’Dea||Joan Zummo|
|Lisa Hodecker||Donna Olsen||Marc Zummo|