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.

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...

What difference does Jesus make in your life?

     What would be different about the way we lived if we stopped believing in Jesus? (Outside of not going to Mass..) What decisions/changes would we make if we were to stop believing in Jesus? To say, "I would hold up a bank or commit adultery" is not a valid answer. There are many people who are not "religious", but who are, otherwise, "good citizens".
     Many people have a difficult time answering the question. Does Jesus make a difference and if so, how? I will give you a hint. A disciple is a "learner". Jesus said, "Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart." How do we learn from Him? We have to make the effort. It doesn't come automatically. We should read the Sermon on the Mount, and strive to emulate what is presented. What does Jesus say, for instance, about praying for one's enemies or forgiving others? What does Jesus say about the Christian's attitude toward material possessions? (Blessed are the poor in spirit.) What does He say about suffering patiently (blessed are the sorrowing). What does He say about anger? (Blessed are the meek.) Then there is Mt 5:23-24: "If you bring your gift to the altar and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift at the altar, go first to be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift."
     Jesus leads us to a whole new way of life. The problem is that many people do not apply it to themselves. They strive to be "good" people, but not specifically "Christian". Remember, Jesus told the rich, young man, "No one is good but God alone." We can't be "good" without God who is revealed to us by Jesus.
     Jesus calls people today, to be His disciples. He even calls some people to give up their homes, family, property, and so forth. Many in the Church have addressed this by living lives of voluntary poverty/celibacy. For example, There are many monks, nuns, and consecrated virgins, even today.
     Jesus is not talking only to priests, monks, nuns and single people who are celibate for the kingdom of God. He addresses Himself to everyone. Even the Catholic layperson, while living in the world and having a family and owning property, is never supposed to be entirely comfortable in his earthly circumstances. Everyone must have a spirit of detachment, regarding such things. Why? Our real home is heaven, and God must be first.

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Rosary for Life   Saturday, November 3, 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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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Diocese of Cleveland
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Our Lady and her Divine Son reign in hearts

Hail Holy Queen