September 22, 2017

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Anonymous

So thankful for the Penance service we had here at our very own parish -- with guest priests too! God is good! Especially after the church shutdown during the beginning of the pandemic, it is wonderful to have access to our sacraments -- let's not take them for granted, and pray for our good priests. 😀 I was glad to prepare for the beautiful feast of Easter, and look forward to preparing for next Sunday's feast too: Divine Mercy Sunday! I'm delighted by the promise of the extraordinary grace by receiving Holy Communion with my soul cleaned up in a state of Grace, with trust in His merciful Love. "Create in me a clean heart o God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me!" (Psalms). I could even go to Confession 1 more time before next Sunday, just to make sure my soul is squeaky clean. 😀

“In the tribunal of mercy [the Sacrament of Reconciliation]... the greatest miracles take place and are incessantly repeated... To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a great pilgrimage or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative and to reveal to him one’s misery, and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be demonstrated.” (Diary of St. Faustina: Divine Mercy in my Soul, entry 1448).

Received: April 17, 2022

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Joseph Banfield

In Thanksgiving to the Lord for all His blessings to me while I was dealing with bladder cancer during the past year. Please pray for my wife Joan who is dealing with increased responsibilities at work; with replacing her stolen car; college for our youngest son; and with helping me with my urostomy. Pray she puts faith in the Father who covers all who turn to Him for help with His grace and love.

Received: April 16, 2022

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Anonymous

Divine Mercy Novena intentions 4 Chaplet (paragraphs can be found online, we can also pray 4 people personally by name).

(Good Friday - Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday following Easter Sunday). JESUS WE TRUST IN YOUR LOVE & MERCY!

1. All mankind, especially sinners;

2. the souls of priests and religious;

3. all devout and faithful souls;

4. those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus;

5. the souls who have separated themselves from the Church;

6. the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children;

7. the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy;

8. the souls detained in purgatory;

9. and souls who have become lukewarm.

"I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they have need of in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death"

(Words of Jesus to Sr. Faustina's heart, in her Diary, "Divine Mercy in my Soul," entry 1209).

Received: April 16, 2022

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Mary

Please pray for complete healing and restoration of a precious friendship. I ask for peace and patience in this painful moment.

Received: April 12, 2022

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Jill Ann Thompson

Please pray for my father William Rogal who is recovery at home from emergency surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Pray for strength and total recovery of health.

Received: April 11, 2022

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Margaret Perez

Please pray for my husband and I to have our first baby together I have only one fallopian tube open and I do not ovulate on a regular basis it's been very hard to get pregnant

Received: April 10, 2022

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Anonymous

For my son.whom is going threw a tuff time. I pray he finds the light of christ in him.And For all people fighting for life in hospitals.

Received: April 8, 2022

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Anonymous

Something I read/ am praying about from St. JP2's writing, "Dives in Misericordia"/ God who is rich in Mercy --

Reflection:

"...Christ emphasizes so insistently the need to forgive others that when Peter asked Him how many times he should forgive his neighbor He answered with the symbolic number of "seventy times seven,"131 meaning that he must be able to forgive everyone every time. It is obvious that such a generous requirement of forgiveness does not cancel out the objective requirements of justice. Properly understood, justice constitutes, so to speak, the goal of forgiveness. In no passage of the Gospel message does forgiveness, or mercy as its source, mean indulgence towards evil, towards scandals, towards injury or insult. In any case, reparation for evil and scandal, compensation for injury, and satisfaction for insult are conditions for forgiveness.

Thus the fundamental structure of justice always enters into the sphere of mercy. Mercy, however, has the power to confer on justice a new content, which is expressed most simply and fully in forgiveness. Forgiveness, in fact, shows that, over and above the process of "compensation" and "truce" which is specific to justice, love is necessary, so that man may affirm himself as man. Fulfillment of the conditions of justice is especially indispensable in order that love may reveal its own nature. In analyzing the parable of the prodigal son, we have already called attention to the fact that he who forgives and he who is forgiven encounter one another at an essential point, namely the dignity or essential value of the person, a point which cannot be lost and the affirmation of which, or its rediscovery, is a source of the greatest joy.132

The Church rightly considers it her duty and the purpose of her mission to guard the authenticity of forgiveness, both in life and behavior and in educational and pastoral work. She protects it simply by guarding its source, which is the mystery of the mercy of God Himself as revealed in Jesus Christ..."

(14. The Church Seeks To Put Mercy into Practice)

Ending prayer:

"...In the name of Jesus Christ crucified and risen, in the spirit of His messianic mission, enduring in the history of humanity, we raise our voices and pray that the Love which is in the Father may once again be revealed at this stage of history, and that, through the work of the Son and Holy Spirit, it may be shown to be present in our modern world and to be more powerful than evil: more powerful than sin and death. We pray for this through the intercession of her who does not cease to proclaim "mercy...from generation to generation," and also through the intercession of those for whom there have been completely fulfilled the words of the Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." "

(15. The Church Appeals to the Mercy of God)

Received: April 7, 2022

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Anonymous

Prayer for Healing of Victims of Abuse (USCCB; VIRTUS Online)

"God of endless love,

ever caring, ever strong,

always present, always just:

You gave your only Son

to save us by the blood of his cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,

join to your own suffering

the pain of all who have been hurt

in body, mind, and spirit

by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Hear the cries of our brothers and sisters

who have been gravely harmed,

and the cries of those who love them.

Soothe their restless hearts with hope,

steady their shaken spirits with faith.

Grant them justice for their cause,

enlightened by your truth.

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,

heal your people's wounds

and transform brokenness into wholeness.

Grant us the courage and wisdom,

humility and grace, to act with justice.

Breathe wisdom into our prayers and labors.

Grant that all harmed by abuse may find peace in justice.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen."

Received: April 7, 2022

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