Happy 4th of July
Good afternoon to all of my parish families and friends,
As we prepare to celebrate this awesome American holiday, the 4th of July, let us call to mind the words attributed to Archbishop Carroll,
Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president and all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners - on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, patroness of our Land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.
God bless you....Fr. Pat
on Saturday, July 4 at 2:14PM