Thursday, August 14, 2014

Praying for Peace!!!

At the request of Bishop Gainer this weekend following the 4:30pm. and the 10:45am Mass we will be praying the rosary for the intention of peace.  The rosary will be prayed before the 8am Mass as is customary, however as Pastor I ask those who pray the rosary to do so for the specific intention of peace throughout the whole world.  At the request of the diocese we will be adding a specific intention at each Mass for the end of violence and the destruction of life in Iraq.

Prayer for Peace -Sunday August 17
Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines (Chairman of US Bishop's International & Justice Commitee), has called for collective prayer for peace in Iraq, using a prayer written by the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon:
Patriarch Sako’s Prayer for Peace in Iraq:

The plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of Christians
is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord
to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,
and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.

The above prayer was found on the National Catholic Register.  

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