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Monday in the 14th week of Ordinary Time or St. Elizabeth of Portugal, HW Underpriv or Independence Day
Independence Day (United States)
Today, in the United States of America, it is on the Fourth of July that we honor, reflect and celebrate our independence.
Our celebration has its own rituals: family picnics, parades, flags and fireworks. Why do we do this? Because a lot of struggle, work, vision and lives went into gaining independence and maintaining it.
One cannot reflect or celebrate anything without praising and thanking our triune God. That is where our trust should be and where our faith should lead.
The forefathers of this country of ours had faith and trust in God to form this one nation under God. Abraham, our father in faith, was willing to do anything and his faith was rewarded.
Let our faith in God lead us to a better celebration than the 4th! Eternal life now that is truly peace and justice for all!
help us to trust that through righteousness,
we may have faith,
and then your Son will be the only way, to lead us,
to forgive us and to guide us!
– Deacon James W. Chaufty
 Text of About today from the Catholic Calendar and Daily Meditation Archive
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Ashe Griffin on September 29th, 2023 at 21:51
All praise and glory to you my Lord God almighty. Thank you for healing my friends. I also pray for the dear souls of Father Micheal who had his funeral today and Deacon John who passed away on Monday. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Ashe Griffin on September 29th, 2023 at 21:40
My dear friend Ann has a sister, Lois. They are both in their 80s and live hours away from one another. Lois now has cancer and Ann is so worried and concerned she can't be with her to help her. Please keep both of them in your prayers. Thank you.
Ashe Griffin on September 29th, 2023 at 21:33
Family in Christ, your prayers for Chystle are being answered. At her last check up her tumors have all shrunk. Please continue praying for her to open up and trust God and for her cancer to be non-existent by Thanksgiving. Before her Dx she had no real knowledge of our Lord, she's now inquiring.
Ashe Griffin on September 29th, 2023 at 21:26
We thank you so much for praying for Payton. Her kidney stone has passed. Please keep her in your prayers, she is a single Mom and due in sometime in December. Thank you again.
c h on September 29th, 2023 at 17:15
For the USA that God may forgive the sins of this nation, restore this nation to faith and to guide the USA. Have mercy on us. May the Archangels protect and defend us Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you or come near you.... psalm 91
Rhonda George on September 29th, 2023 at 9:07
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-(RIP)Gaylyn and Jo Luchau
Rhonda George on September 29th, 2023 at 9:04
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Jerry and Jane Miller & Family
Rhonda George on September 29th, 2023 at 9:03
Praying in Thanksgiving to our Lord-God for the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us.
Genie Donahue on September 29th, 2023 at 8:32
St. Michael protect, defend, and guide all police, fire, EMTs, and our military, especially the police officers I pray for and the ones that come to work at our store. Especially for Steven. Please protect my granddaughter and all students everywhere from evil and harm.
Christine on September 29th, 2023 at 8:06
St. Michael the Most Powerful Archangel, please intervene for my brother Michael whose life ended tragically at a young age. Please help him out of Purgatory if that is where he is. I pray to God that my brother and parents are in heaven. Amen.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 29th, 2023 at 0:00
Most glorious Archangels , please encamp around us & assist us in our struggles. St Michael, cast away all evils/ demons around us. St Gabriel, reveal to us the will of God, like you did to Mary and other prophets. St Raphael, heal us & accompany us during our travel. Protect us & intercede for us
Michael Anastasi on September 28th, 2023 at 22:13
For Michele L. S. for her conversion to our wonderful faith.
Michael Anastasi on September 28th, 2023 at 22:12
Please Pray for the Healing of Mr. Matthew L and Father of 5. He recently had a stroke and please pray for his healing and mobility. All his children are altar servers and his wife teaches OCIA...
Rhonda George on September 28th, 2023 at 18:56
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Marty and Kaysha Crowe
George Matz on September 28th, 2023 at 18:48
Please pray that my wife may be healed. She was recently discharged from a hospital to a nursing and rehabilitation Center to gain enough strength to walk & do daily living activities to come home. She was diagnosed with influenza A&B, UTI, diverticulitis (infection in the colon). Thank you!
Fannie on September 28th, 2023 at 17:14
Please continue to guide and direct Father Francis Chiawa in his mission to serve his Bishop as a professor of seminarians in his homeland.AMDG
Fannie on September 28th, 2023 at 17:11
Thank you,Lord, for your faithfulness!! You have been with us every step of the way of our 54 years.Thank you for allowing us to revisit the town of our first year as a couple. We praise and glorify your name! Thank you for the gift of our children, our friends, and family. May we praise you always!
SherrieA on September 28th, 2023 at 16:46
Thanksgiving for this faith community. I do morning, evening, and night prayer using this site. First thing I do is check to see how many are in prayer at the moment. I pray God's showering if blessing upon each. My first time posting but I've been participating in this community a LONG time.
Kelly Seppy on September 28th, 2023 at 11:30
Praying for my youngest daughter, that she would be protected from the onslaught of the evil one. That she be found by the Lord in her wandering, and brought rejoicing home to the loving care of our Good Shepherd.
marie on September 28th, 2023 at 11:20
Peter Hirst on September 28th, 2023 at 8:15
Today we pray for Kathy F. who has gone once again to the hospital for a recurring problem. Bless the doctors who are working to heal her.
Ronald on September 28th, 2023 at 6:53
I pray for all the people I have encountered in my 80 years on earth. I especially pray for those whom I have wronged or led astray. Father God forgive me my sins.
Bernadette Tan-Lutz on September 28th, 2023 at 5:04
St. Wenceslaus, M & St. Lorenzo Ruiz & Companions, Mm pray for us especially for the Catholic church in Germany & the Philippines! Amen
seanmoylantd on September 28th, 2023 at 1:48
Good morning everyone Please pray for my son Liam. I've only one son and he shouts at his saintly sister in the car. He's 22 and on his last chance at college. Thanks.
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