Pope’s June prayer intention 2019

The June prayer intention by which we join with Pope Francis, is for the The Mode of Life of Priests.

That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus the King. Let us pray for our priests, especially the newly ordained.

Notre Dame of Paris

THE VAULT HELD!!! the fire stayed ABOVE it!! Only a small part of the vault collapsed. The interior seems to be relatively untouched.

Apparently the great rose window is intact, though the two smaller ones (the north and south windows) are probably gone.

French reporter who was allowed into Notre Dame de Paris with President Macron on a brief 5-7 minute tour is saying the inside is largely preserved, with the Altar and the walls intact, even the rows of chairs still in place. There is a massive hole in the roof obviously. The Crown of Thorns and the Cloak of Saint Louis had been removed previously safe.

Pope’s prayer intention for March

For March, the Pope’s prayer intention is:
That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

November prayer intention

The Papal prayer intention for November 2018:

That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

Join in prayer with this intention in mind and heart with the Holy Father.

October Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

The Intention:

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

In your daily prayer, pray for this intention.

(“The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions in a particular way to the Apostleship of Prayer, an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope’s appeal and to deepen their daily prayer.”)

Remembering 9/11 Before the Lord of Life

O Lord, God-Hero, Father forever, Prince of peace, in many times and places you have shown us that the true way to Life and the glory of your presence is through mercy, compassion, love and peace. Yet, in these days our human society is marked by injustice and prejudice, by brutal and subtle oppression and inequalities, by fiery hatred and unspeakable acts of terror.

Grant repose, O Lord, to those whose lives have been ended tragically and quickly by inhuman violence and indiscriminate attacks. Comfort those injured in any way, either physically or spiritually, by these infamous assaults done to strike terror into our hearts.

Grant us and the nations of the world repentance for the injustices that have been perpetrated through human greed and ambition, and give us the wisdom and the strength to work for the fullness of your kingdom of righteousness and holiness.

Grant that all peoples may at least find that your way of peace, humility and love for each other is the only true path to a reasonable society established on respect for one another, justice for all and the infinite value of every human life, for you are the Creator and Lover of all.

Therefore, we beg of you this day as we remember the terror of September 11, that all wars and acts of violence be brought to an end and that all peoples begin to work together for a peaceful and just world. Give us the gift of your Spirit to accomplish this.

For you are the God of peace and mercy and compassion, and we give glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.

(thanks to Archpriest David Petras)

Pope’s prayer intention for August

For August, the intention we are asked to pray for in communion with the Roman Pontiff, Francis,

That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

The July prayer intention of Pope Francis

Let us join our prayer with that of the Pope’s for this intention:

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

Prayers for all of our priests of the Stamford Eparchy, in particular our pastors and those who serve as our spiritual fathers and priest-friends.