Many Came to Pray!
I have terrific news! We had a great turn out last evening. Many people came to pray and many of you were united with us in spirit. Our guests began arriving about 4o minutes early! I would say there were over 100 people. Perhaps more will come next month??? (March 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Father of Mercy Fr. Lou Caporricio will preach) It was so good to have two of the Fathers of Mercy with us, Fr. David Wilton, CPM did a wonderful job of speaking of the necessity of interior conversion to bring an end to the Culture of Death. The reverence and prayerfulness of all present was very faith-building. Here are some comments we received about the service:
Wasn't the service tonight awesome. The singing was beautiful, the organ sounded great, and I thought there were several people there. I love Benediction. I hope I am not being too 'worldly' when i say this, even though i know that Benediction means literally a blessing, the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction is so totally awesome, and our grandchildren and children today do not see that. I love to see the sacred host in the center of the gold, and I think that is where it should be. Today's kids just miss that opportunity of seeing it, I guess. How sad. But I did enjoy tonight's prayer service and Benediction. Thank you for inviting us.
Love and prayers
...[it] was wonderful. I was happy that there were so many attendees--prayer warriors. Dottie took me. I am just too tired by nighttime to attempt it by myself.
Thank you very very much for putting together this very powerful evening. I hope you were not too disappointed that the very front rows were not full, but gratified to see that the [pews and extra] chairs were full...
We brought three ladies from our Blessed Mother rosary group and like us they were very thankful. We shall work on getting more and more to attend with us over these next services you are scheduling.
Let us continue to unite our prayer to the perfect prayer of Christ and pray for our beloved United States of America.
crucifix in our main hallway
O God, we acknowledge You today as Lord, not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank You for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically and of knowing that political loyalty does not have to mean disloyalty to You.
We thank You for Your law, which our Founding Fathers acknowledged and recognized as higher than any human law. We thank You for the opportunity that this election year puts before us, to exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, but to influence countless others to vote, and to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that Your people may be awakened. Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation, their response to You requires that they be politically active. Awaken Your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world but rather a community of faith renewing the world.
Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to You in prayer are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth; that the same eyes that read Your Word are the eyes that read the names on the ballot, and that they do not cease to be Christians when they enter the voting booth.
Awaken Your people to a commitment to justice, to the sanctity of marriage and the family, to the dignity of each individual human life, and to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin, and not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today that we are citizens of Your kingdom. May that make us all the more committed to being faithful citizens on earth. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.