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Our Lady Of Knock Chapel

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Give praise to the Father Almighty. To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, Both now and forever. Amen.

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find."

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely and depressed. Teach me how to take part every more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; grant us peace.
St Joseph, Chosen by God to be the husband of Mary, the protector of the Holy Family, the guardian of the Church. Protect all families in their work and recreation and guard us on our journey through life. Repeat - Lamb of God....
St. John, Beloved disciple of the Lord, faithful priest. Teacher of the Lord of God. Help us to hunger for the word, to be loyal to the Mass and to love one another.
Repeat - Lamb of God....
Our Lady of Knock
Pray for us
Refuge of Sinners
Pray for us
Queen Assumed into Heaven
Pray for us
Queen of the Rosary
Pray for us
Mother of Nazareth
Pray for us
Queen of Virgins
Pray for us
Help of Christians
Pray for us
Health of the Sick
Pray for us
Queen of Peace
Pray for us
Our Lady, Queen and Mother
Pray for us
Our Lady, Mother of the Church
Pray for us
(A special intention for the conversion of hearts)
With the angels and the saints let us pray: Give praise to the Father Almighty, To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, Both now and forever.
Amen.

Instruction:
The Rosary or Mass and Holy Communion is recommended each day.

Story behind Our Lady Of Knock

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Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Pastoral Perspectives

From the Pastor...

Saving Marriage

St. Paul speaks about the union of husband and wife, in the context of the great mystery of Jesus and His love for His Bride
      The divorce rate is nearly 50% in this country. Laurence Stone, a professor of family history at Princeton, says that such a thing is unprecedented in recorded history. (There are 1,000 annulments each week, processed through U.S. marriage tribunals.) A divorced person may have had good reasons for divorce (sometimes people are victims of divorce), but without a Church annulment, cannot validly remarry (if the estranged spouse is still alive).
      Many people are not even getting married. (I remember one time interviewing a cohabiting couple. ("Why are you living together outside of marriage?" "We don't want to be divorced.") Each year, it seems, there are fewer and fewer weddings. What accounts for this? Cohabitation and a developing mentality among a certain segment of our secularized society that settling down to marry and raise a family is somehow quaint or even amusing.
      In a word, the solution is faith: faith in God. As society becomes more secularized, many fall away from faith and their appreciation for what God has made diminishes accordingly. God is the author of marriage and the Lord of life. We cannot maintain an authentic civilization when many people relegate God, to irrelevance.
      As Christians and Catholics, we also need to believe in Jesus. Jesus is the Savior. He said, "where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in their midst." One cannot exaggerate the importance of prayer (couples can pray together), participation in the Eucharist and regular reception of the sacrament of penance. The weakest point in any marriage is that the people involved are sinners who stand in need of Jesus' saving work. He is the Savior of marriage.
      The widespread acceptance and use of contraception/sterilization has not been good for the state of marriage in our country. The generosity of the spouses in welcoming children is important for their relationship to grow. Fertility is a gift from God. The first thing He ever said, as a commandment to His new human creatures: "Go forth and multiply...." If a couple has fertility problems, the Church advises adoption. There are many orphans and unwanted children in our society, who need parents. What about those who are having marital troubles? Turn your marriage over to God. Get help. Visit the Blessed Sacrament. Read the Scriptures together. Receive counseling. Call a priest. He can be a good first point of contact to assist couples. Retrouvaille is a successful marriage recovery program.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rosary for Life   Saturday, October 6, 2018

Meet at St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey.
Confessions at 8:30am, Mass at 9:15am,
Rosary immediately following at Preterm.

Pray the Rosary Daily 
for the conversion of hearts, 
for an end to abortion


 

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The Vatican
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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Diocese of Cleveland
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Hail Holy Queen