This is the Liturgy of the Hours for September 23. Your local date is .
Friday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time
“Far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal 6:14).
Like the Apostle Paul, Padre Pio da Pietrelcina placed at the center of his life and apostolic work the Cross of his Lord as his strength, his wisdom and his glory. Inflamed by love of Jesus Christ, he became like him in the sacrifice of himself for the salvation of the world.
This worthy follower of Saint Francis of Assisi was born on 25 May 1887 at Pietrelcina in the Archdiocese of Benevento, the son of Grazio Forgione and Maria Giuseppa De Nunzio. He was baptized the next day and given the name Francesco. At the age of twelve he received the Sacrament of Confirmation and made his First Holy Communion. On 6 January 1903, at the age of sixteen, he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars at Morcone, where on 22 January he took the Franciscan habit and the name Brother Pio. At the end of his novitiate year he took simple vows, and on 27 January 1907 made his solemn profession. Filled with love of God and love of neighbor, Padre Pio lived to the full his vocation to work for the redemption of man, in accordance with the special mission which marked his entire life and which he exercised through the spiritual direction of the faithful: the sacramental reconciliation of penitents and the celebration of the Eucharist.
For Padre Pio, faith was life: he willed everything and did everything in the light of faith. He was assiduously devoted to prayer. He passed the day and a large part of the night in conversation with God. He would say: “In books we seek God, in prayer we find him. Prayer is the key which opens God’s heart”. Faith led him always to accept God’s mysterious will.
 Padre Pio de Pietrelcina, Vatican News Service, www.vatican.va
Recent prayer requests from community members
gabigale on September 27th, 2023 at 11:55
Prayers of thanksgiving to You, O Lord, for the work and for the blessing of accounts receivable due any day now! You are our salvation to continue in business during these times, and we pray You will help all in the same situation. We praise You and glorify Your Name.
Eileen Austin on September 27th, 2023 at 10:16
Please pray for me today as I will be having a medical procedure this afternoon. Pray that the procedure goes well and the doctor and nurses do their job well.
D on September 27th, 2023 at 9:55
Please pray for Earl, who passed into the arms of the Lord yesterday. May he rest in peace and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. Please console Helena and all who loved Earl in their grief. Amen
D on September 27th, 2023 at 9:52
Please holy and loving St. Vincent de Paul lead humble and holy men and women to follow your example. We need more vocations to the priesthood and religious life. St Vincent de Paul pray for us. Help the church to constantly pray openly for an increase in vocations. Amen
Rosy Nava on September 27th, 2023 at 9:45
+Maria Chavez my mother she passed away Sept. 14, 2023. For consolation, for family unity. All souls in purgatory.
Rhonda George on September 27th, 2023 at 8:59
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-All Parent's, Children and Grandchildren-(Carson Stewart)
Rhonda George on September 27th, 2023 at 8:54
God, in your Greatness and Grace-Please send St. Vincent de Paul to all the Priest's who Teach, Guide and Listen-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen
Tom on September 27th, 2023 at 5:49
Through the intercession of St Vincent de Paul may God bless those involved in the God Minute ministry and the faculty and students at St John's University in Jamaica, NY.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 27th, 2023 at 0:08
St Vincent de Paul, Make us grow in the virtues of simplicity, humility, meekness, mortification and zeal for the salvation of souls. Help us to lead a life of love and compassion to the poor and an ardent desire for holiness. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Lord of all forever.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 27th, 2023 at 0:00
Powerful Jesus, Give us the grace of helping the poor, dejected, brokenhearted. Bring healing & hope to us. Free us from evils' attacks. Deliver us from slavery of sins & materialism. Strengthen our spiritual journey to allow the Kingdom of God to grow strong and powerful in our souls. amen.
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 19:20
Praying for the Conversion of Sinners-Through Jesus our Lord. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen
c h on September 26th, 2023 at 17:35
Happy Birthday Uncle Charlie, who is my Godfather. May you rest in Peace.
Norrin Radd on September 26th, 2023 at 11:34
Pray the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary everyday. Especially now the Synod of Synodality to be held in secret beginning October 4, 2023 through October 29, 2023. Kyrie Eleison.
Carol Dechand on September 26th, 2023 at 10:44
Prayer in Thanksgiving for the daily blessings you bestow upon my family Lord. All honor, praise and Glory be to thee.
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:49
God's Will Be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. Amen
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:48
Praying for all Sinners to have Love of Neighbor-Through Jesus our Lord. Queen of Peace, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. Sts. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:44
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy- Justin and Amanda Stewart & Family
Patricia on September 26th, 2023 at 8:04
Pray for the radical conversion of Nia. For the sake of her two young daughters, for the sake of her Catholic husband, pray for her radical conversion. And for Thou, O God, for the sake of Your Son's sorrowful Passion, have mercy on Nia and save her.
Ronald on September 26th, 2023 at 7:21
Please pray for my family members who have gone astray. Lord Jesus, carry them on your shoulder as the good shepherd who carried the lost sheep. Amen.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 26th, 2023 at 0:00
Jesus, implant your Word into us to guide, lead & protect us. Get rid of our moral impurities so we can be blessed. Encourage us to be not only hearers but doers of the Word. Draw us to the divine family by helping us obey the Father's Will. Blessed Mother, help us to say *yes* to our call.
Manolo on September 26th, 2023 at 0:00
Lord, we pray for the eternal repose of the soul of our dear brother, Glenn Pahilan... O Lord, grant Glenn eternal rest. May your light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. And we also pray for his family, let them be comforted by Your Holy Presence in their grief. Amen.
James Kaniecki on September 25th, 2023 at 23:36
Please pray for my brother-in-law, Tony. He had some serious and complicated surgery on his neck today. He will have to wear a neck collar for 6 weeks. He has been through a lot this past year and will most likely have a lengthy recovery. Thank you!
[email protected] on September 25th, 2023 at 22:16
Can we commit to earnest praying and sacrificing for the Synod on Synodality meeting from October 4 to October 29th? LORD, MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE IN US
Ken on September 25th, 2023 at 21:46
My brother Scott, he was hospitalized today for very high blood pressure.
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