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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...

      April 22nd is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Jesus works much of his shepherding through the ministry of the Church. As such, He employs some people to be shepherds of His flock as priests or religious. Most of the sacraments require a priest's involvement. Certainly, there would be no Mass without priests. And without the Eucharist, there would be no Church.
      Our diocese is fortunate to have two seminaries (Borromeo and St. Mary's). These institutions provide for the formation of candidates to the priesthood. I went through four years of formation at St. Mary's (when it was located on Ansel Road in Cleveland). My ordination class is a total of 19. In those days (I was ordained in 1982), the numbers of ordinations were always in double digits. In recent years (since the 1990s), while we manage to have ordinations each year, the numbers are much lower (three to five, perhaps). Next month, new priests will be ordained. This is always good news. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life (nuns, monks...). We need shepherds because the Church must continue. The Church, of course, does not exist for herself, but to bring people to God and into the communion of saints.
      How do we understand the shortage of priests? Actually, it is a symptom of a bigger problem. We have a shortage of good, committed Catholics. When we consider that the second largest "religious group" in the U.S. consists of inactive Catholics, it puts things into perspective. If there is a vocations crisis, it begins in the culture. Priests (normally) come from good, committed Catholic families. A moral of the story is the importance of living the faith and bringing children up in the faith. If parents truly shepherd their children in the ways of the faith, it does make a difference. I am personally indebted to my parents for what they provided me over the years.
      Pray for families. And families, pray together. Let the Good Shepherd's voice be heard.

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How can you help

Rosary for Life   May 5, 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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Our Lady and her Divine Son reign in hearts

Hail Holy Queen