We Join Together in Prayer
We are praying as a Faith community this month for the intentions of our Parishioners, our Archdiocese, the Holy Father and those who have yet to join us.
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the first Friday of months following morning Mass in the main church, from 8:30 until 3 PM, with benediction at 3. All are welcome. On occasion exposition is limited to the hour following Mass. Please call the office to confirm the adoration schedule.
Prayer for the Sick
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones.
And for all your love’s sake. Amen.
– Saint Augustine
Intention of the Holy Father for the Month of April
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
Pray the Holy Rosary
The rosary is a devotional prayer to the Blessed Mother intended to lead us into the silence of our hearts where the Christ’s presence dwells. – USCCB
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays of Advent:
– The Annunciation
– The Visitation
– The Nativity
– The Presentation in the Temple
– The Finding in the Temple
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays of Lent:
– The Agony in the Garden
– The Scourging at the Pillar
– The Crowning with Thorns
– The Carrying of the Cross
– The Crucifixion and Death
The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Wednesday and Sundays outside of Lent and Advent:
– The Resurrection
– The Ascension
– The Descent of the Holy Spirit
– The Assumption
– The Coronation of Mary
The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:
– The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
– The Wedding Feast at Cana
– Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God
– The Transfiguration
– The Institution of the Eucharist
Divine Mercy Chaplet
From St. Faustina’s diary – Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you (1541). Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death (687). When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior (1541). Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy (687). I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687). Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will. (1731)
Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy is an intercessory prayer that extends the offering of the Eucharist, so it is especially appropriate to use it after having received Holy Communion at Holy Mass. It may be said at any time, but our Lord specifically told St. Faustina to recite it during the nine days before the Feast of Mercy (the first Sunday after Easter). He then added: “By this Novena, [of Chaplets] I will grant every possible grace to souls.” (796)
It is likewise appropriate to pray the Chaplet during the “Hour of Great Mercy” — three o’clock each afternoon (recalling the time of Christ’s death on the cross). In His revelations to St. Faustina, Our Lord asked for a special remembrance of His Passion at that hour.