We are infinitely thankful to God for having given us such a wonderful, wise and benevolent pope in Benedict XVI. We hope that the Church will be granted a worthy successor: a rock of faith, a leader open to the Holy Spirit, a pope prayerful and holy. For this reason we should offer our prayers that the Holy Spirit may guide, protect and enlighten our Cardinals when they determine the next successor of St. Peter. You now have the opportunity to actively be part of this providential endeavor by having a Cardinal assigned to you, who you will support through your prayer and intercession during the coming weeks before and during the conclave and for three days following the election.
On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, a Texas case. The court established a right to abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment. The issues involved in the case are still being hotly debated. The "Roe" in the case, for instance, travels the country speaking in opposition to the court’s decision; while abortion-rights groups do their utmost to shield Roe v. Wade from any revision. Today we pray to stop abortion that kills millions of the unborn in the USA every year.
Here are some thoughts from the Advent Day of Prayer conducted by Fr. Marek on Monday of the Third week of Advent. The theme of our mediation is “Gaudete in Domino semper”.
“Rejoice in the Lord always” reads the opening antiphon for the 3 Sunday of Advent Mass. Yes, yesterday we celebrated the Rejoice Sunday. As you have noticed, in order to remind the people that they were preparing for the very joyful occasion of the birth of Jesus, the celebrant wore “rose” vestments yesterday and we lit the rose candle on the advent wreath. We expressed our joy in the coming of Jesus, our savior.
Friday is Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring military veterans who have served the country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.
We salute our Veterans and we offer our prayers in thanksgiving for their service to the country.May God bless you all and reward you for your dedication, sacrifices and the job well done.
This prayer is based on the life of Jesus and Mary. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary.The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and–added by Pope John II in 2002–the Luminous.
The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead us into contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. “The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells”.
A special 9/11 prayer service and the Mass was held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. Many people gathered to pray for the victims of the terrorist’s attacks and for the brave man and women who rushed to help them. We also prayed for the service women and men who fight terrorism and protect freedom and peace.
Words of John Paul II:
Through the communion of persons which occurs in marriage, a man and a woman begin a family.
In affirming that the spouses, as parents, cooperate with God the Creator in conceiving and giving birth to a new human being, we are not speaking merely with reference to the laws of biology. Instead, we wish to emphasize that God himself is present in human fatherhood and motherhood… Indeed, God alone is the source of that “image and likeness” which is proper to the human being, as it was received at Creation. Begetting is the continuation of Creation. Continue reading Novena – week 3rd
Dear Lord, listen to our prayers as we honor our veterans, brave men and women who were not afraid to give their best when served and protected their country. We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their service to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us. Bless them abundantly for the sacrifices they made and for their efforts to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression. We respect them and we thank them. Today we honor them and we pray that you will watch over them and bless them with your blessings, graces and happiness. May the protection of the Blessed Mother be always upon them. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. Continue reading We pray for the Veterans…
69 years ago, on September 17, 2010, 2 weeks after German invasion, a sudden strike (without formal proclamation of war) from the East torn Poland apart between two brutal regimes and nations. The Soviet Russia aggression was a part of Rusia – Germany pact called “Ribentrop – Molotow pact” signed one month before (23rd August 1939). The eastern parts of Poland were incorporated to Soviet Russia (so called USSR) and Poles faced extermination of the same scale as on the western part under German occupation. They were executed, tortured, sent to Siberia and Far East, 250 000 Polish soldiers became POWs and several thousands (mostly officers) were killed in Katyn, Mednoje, Kharkov and Ostashkov by single shot to the head. Later, Soviet Russia tried to excuse accusing Germans of those crimes.
Let us remember the victims of the September 17th 1939 in our prayers today.
Please join the Vincentian Fathers who work in our parish in their prayers for the succes of the 41st General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission that has began in Paris on Monday June 28, 2010. “CREATIVE FIDELITY TO THE MISSION” is the theme of this Assembly which falls on the 350th Anniversary of death of St. Vincent and St. Louise. Continue reading 41st General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, granting the 13 colonies their freedom as a sovereign nation. We remember in prayer those who founded our country so that we can live with honor, dignity, and the freedom to freely give glory to God our Creator. Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY -JULY 4TH
Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, is a special day for everyone in our parish. We celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We ask that we may be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit as we carry on the mission of Jesus, our Good Shepherd. Let us pray for one another that we may be strengthened in our Christian vocations as married and single people, priests, deacons, and religious. May our youth listen to God’s call and be encouraged to respond generously.
Dzisiejszą niedzielę przeżywamy w Kościele jako Światowy Dzień Modlitw o Powołania. Rozpoczyna się też Tydzień Modlitw o Powołania. Ciągle musimy prosić Jezusa Chrystusa – Dobrego Pasterza, aby nigdy nie zabrakło nowych pracowników w Bożej Winnicy. Musimy modlić się o dobre i liczne powołania kapłańskie i zakonne, o ludzi gotowych pójść przemieniać serca innych, podjąć trudne zadania wobec współczesnego świata. Mając wśród siebie kapłanów, mamy dostęp do niewyczerpanych Bożych łask płynących z sakramentów świętych. Pamiętajmy, że tylko dzięki sercom i dłoniom kapłanów jest możliwe przedłużenie Chrystusowej zbawczej.