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Prayer for the Visit of Pope Francis to the US, Sept 2015

Heavenly Father, we entrust to your loving care our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who, in your Providence, leads and guides the Church throughout the world.

As we prepare for his pastoral journey to the United States, fill us, Lord, with the joy of the Gospel.  

Give us the grace to respond to the Holy Father's call to encounter Christ and to become missionary disciples who bear witness to His truth and love.

Send your Holy Spirit upon us, that we may walk with others, especially the poor and the vulnerable, and bring them to the healing touch of your Son, Jesus.  

In your kindness, Lord, give success to the World Meeting of Families so that, under the leadership of Pope Francis, marriage and family life might be strengthened in every land and culture.

Look with love upon our nation. Ensure that the Holy Father's presence and words inspire us to protect the unborn, the ill and all those who are vulnerable; to defend our first and most cherished freedom, religious liberty; to welcome the stranger; and serve the poor. 

May this visit of Pope Francis confirm in our hearts the Gospel principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. 

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  Amen

Prayer For Vocations

Heavenly Father, bless your church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.  Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world the special graces that their lives require.  Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in him, with him, and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere.  With Mary, we ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

St. Matthew Catholic Church Mission Statement

"The mission of St. Matthew Catholic Church is to be a welcoming community that encounters Christ through prayer, sacraments, and charitable service".

 

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