Weekly Mass Intentions
From the Lectionary
Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” ~Lk 12:49
Daily Lectionary Readings
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Prayers to start a school day
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
for the salvation of souls, the reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.
Take This Day
To Jesus, who changed the water into wine:
Take this day and make it into something beautiful.
It’s Hard to See You
To Jesus, the Good Shepherd:
Open my eye, that I might see your glorious light.
Open my mind, that I may know your truth.
Open my heart, that I might receive your healing touch.
And open my ears, that I might hear you say, “I love you.”
we praise you for the wonder of our being,
for mind, body, and spirit.
Be with our children as they begin this new year.
Bless them and their parents, teachers and catechists.
Give them strength and grace as their bodies grow;
give wisdom and knowledge to their minds
as they search for understanding;
and give peace and zeal to their hearts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.