July 30, 3013
MINISTRY OF PRAISE
Dear Friend in Christ,
On August 15 we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary. The new Catechism tells us, “Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Domitian you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of life. You conceived the living God and, by the prayers, will deliver our souls from death….She is our Mother in the order of grace.”
Give her your sorrows and difficulties, your joys and fears, for “she herself intercedes for us from above, and redirects our petitions if they are not altogether perfectly well-intentioned…What great security devotion to the most Holy Virgin gives us all the time! She will always listen no matter what circumstances we are in!” (In Conversation with God by Frances Fernandez, Vol. 7).
Mother of God, obtain for us a faith that would make Jesus dwell in us, the love that will make us live by the life of Jesus so that we may become like her Son. You, who possess the fullness of grace, pour out graces upon us. Perfect the petitions we present at your feet and plead for us at the throne of God.
- For the Church, the Body of Christ: that through the maternal mediation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she will grow in wisdom and holiness.
- We pray for a healing for Charlotte Bruney and bless and protect her on her very special trip. Also we pray for a healing of all the people on the prayer list.
- For the safety of farm laborers and a successful harvest for all the farmers.
- For all those who serve our country in the armed forces: that God will bless and strengthen them, and keep them out of harm’s way.
- That lawmakers will be granted the wisdom and courage to uphold conscience rights, and resist the pressure to become collaborators in the culture of death.
- For the Holy Father’s intentions: 1) That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life. 2) That the local Church in Africa, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, may promote peace and justice.
Why We Keep the Sabbath Holy
Christian worship is the cause of the very presence of Christ in the world, who acts in his members in order to perpetuate this worship….At the same time that it perpetuates the visitation of the suffering Christ, the Christian cult announces the Parousia of the glorified Christ. It is full of memories, but these memories are promises. If it commemorates the part, it is in order to hasten the future….
All people, in order to be saved, must attach themselves in some way to the Divine Liturgy of redemption….
In the pagan world we see the notion of consecration gradually being substituted for the notion of moral sanctity, and even claiming to supplant it….
The traditional doctrine, found both in the Orthodox Churches and in Catholicism, recognizes that the order of moral sanctity and that of consecration for worship are both, though for different reasons, essential to Christianity, which far from setting them against each other, reconciles divinely in itself the notions of worship and morality, validity and grace, consecration and sanctity.
Cardinal Charles Journet
Cardinal Charles Journet (+1975) was a Swiss theologian who was influential at the Second Vatican council.
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.
The Monthly Prayer Request for Priests
Will you pray for a priest each day?
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||Bill Hertweck||*Stella Perzik|
|Rosalie Albano||*Lina Hill||Fr. Philipps|
|Doris Bagnato||Lisa Hodecker||Claire Pielow|
|Melissa Baker||Joseph Holzschuh||Joseph Pielow|
|Aimee Marie Bentley||Jared Howe||Laurie Plummer|
|Marie Bertino||Shirley Hoy||Dee Przybycien|
|Milford Bibby||Paul Hoy||Pat Rabjohn|
|Kathleen Bolton||William Hullfish||Julia Ratigan|
|Rosemary Brognia||Jan Jessop||Ronald Raleigh|
|Camryn Brown||Jim Johnston||Sara Ridd|
|Charlotte Bruney||Judy Karpenko||Kathleen Robertson|
|Clare Buscemi||Sharon Kehoe||Dan Rogers|
|John Bush||Charlotte Kiehl||Pat Romanski|
|Kaitlyn Cadillac||Fred Kimmel||Beverly Ruggles|
|Gary Caruso||Sally Kirby||Linda Ruggles|
|Leonard Castre||Dave Kleehammer||Nick Russo|
|Joseph Collins||Kathleen Koss||Robert Scheda|
|Mike Conner||Stephen Kuc||Bob Schuth|
|Josie Corona||Sarah Larson||Ethan Sentiff|
|Garrett Cox||Richard Lasch||Helen Smith|
|Mary D’Agostino||Mary Leach||June Smith|
|Joseph Daniels||Helen Levcik||Mamie Smith|
|Nancy Danko||Giuliana Lincoln||Linda Stepanek|
|Kenneth Davis||Donna Lodge||Helen Stigliano|
|Ann Dhanda||Margaret Magin||Don Streicher|
|Ditucchi Family||Kathleen Marnell||Frances Swalbach|
|Mary Duff||Teresa Martin||Tallman Family|
|Donovan Dunn||Glenna Matela||Hailie Taylor|
|Noreen Ehnot||Taylor Mateo||David Telga|
|Mary Elba||Marsha Mazuryk||Stanley Telga|
|Dave Ellis||Scott McBride||Raquel Torres|
|Elizabeth Enyan||Brian McCullough||Rob Tumminello|
|Michael Ferris||Sarah McDonald||Diane Waite|
|Aloysius Filipiak||Carol McNeil||Maureen Watt|
|Lillian Filipiak||James McQuaide||Helen Weitzel|
|Catherine Fitzgerald||Rocco Mesiti, Jr.||Mary Welch|
|Scott Flow||A good friend of the Milazzos||Ed Werner|
|Maureen Fodge||Anne Marie Milazzo||Cody Westphal|
|Mirtha Fonticiella||Betty Nasca||Carl Wheat|
|Charles French||David Nasca||June Wheeler|
|Joyce Gale||Jo Ann Nicolucci||*Loretta Wieczorek|
|Jay Giese||Bonnie O’Brien||Paul Wieczorek|
|Theresa Gusek||Anne O’Brien||David Wilkinson|
|Maxine Guzik||Donna Olsen||John H. Wortman|
|Arlene Harster||Mary Overmyer||Margarete Zeller|
|Dianna Hartter||Tony Pacilio||Joan Zummo|
|Jen Harvey||Deborah Packard||Marc Zummo|
|Anna Clark Hazel||Larry Passarell|