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Saturday in the 3rd week of Easter

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Psalm 100

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Know that he, the Lord, is God.
He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

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No Image Amy Leopold on May 18th, 2024 at 1:19

That my 16 year old son turn away from addiction to drugs and back to Jesus. That he and his father repair their relationship before it’s too late. That my son’s heart be filled with love and kindness rather than anger and violence.

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on May 18th, 2024 at 0:00

Lord Jesus, instill in our heart, mind & soul with St. John’s spiritual insight to discern the Will of God & to follow You. Help us to focus solely on our relationship with You & not to be concerned about others, which may lead to pride & jealousy. Let Your love & blessings flow to all of us. Amen

No Image David Teegarden on May 17th, 2024 at 19:31

Pray for my friend Bill who is now on Hospice after one brain surgery and still a bleeding brain. May Mother Mary wrap her Mantle around him and comfort him as he transitions to the Father.

No Image David Teegarden on May 17th, 2024 at 19:28

prayers- Msgr Philip, Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Steve, John, Bill, Katie, Krystal, Dalila, Rocky, Joe, Uncle, friend with dementia, Laura Repose of souls- Donna, Ed, James, Rock, Archie

No Image Sally on May 17th, 2024 at 18:48

Jesus this prayer is for all women who were so abused by their fathers they now brutally struggle to survive in this world. Help us to make sense of this suffering and by Your Divine Intervention, show all of these women Your Loving Mercy. We sacrifice having a car to afford keeping a cat. Amen.

No Image gabigale on May 17th, 2024 at 15:52

Lord God, Who with Your Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit we pray You be within us and around us to lead us, guide us, and keep our love for our neighbor and others alive and active every day. Please bring a healing or successful treatment for dear friend Ray's arrythmia. In Jesus' Name we pray

No Image Margaret Rita on May 17th, 2024 at 12:00

For miraculous healing and God's will of senior Anna W. who is currently in critical condition at a hospital in HK. For the strength, protection, and safe trip of Margaret L. and her siblings to HK today. May the Holy Spirit bring peace, unity, ❤️ & guide their daily journey. Jesus, I Trust in You.

No Image David Teegarden on May 17th, 2024 at 11:19

Prayers- Msgr Philip, Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Steve, John, Bill, Joe, Rocky, Katie, Krystal, Dalila, Laura, uncle, friend with dementia Repose of souls- Donna, Ed, James, Rock, Archie

No Image Linda on May 17th, 2024 at 10:58

For my son, who will get out of prison in a few months, that this transition will go smoothly in arranging for him to come and live in my home and for him to find work.

No Image Blake Evans on May 17th, 2024 at 8:06

for mrs A from South America who died one year ago. for the missionaries of the st. john society as they being summer transfers; for all deacons and priests being ordained this summer; for fr REC who is suffering from constant illnesses and infections. for healing of all with cancer

No Image Christine on May 17th, 2024 at 5:59

Please continue your prayers for my dear cousin, a single mom, with brain cancer. After the most recent surgery, she has deteriorated and needs our Lord so badly, if it be His will, to please grant a miraculous healing. Please pray for all in hospice & their loved ones, & all souls in Purgatory.

No Image Tom on May 17th, 2024 at 5:14

May God teach us the meaning and value of creation so that we may join its voice to ours as we sing his praise.

No Image Alan Bourbeau on May 17th, 2024 at 4:58

Hello, I have a new prayer request. Please pray for me and for the sake of my education because I'm hoping and praying that I can become a new student at a college in the future in my home state of CT. And I pray that I'll be ready and prepared in the future when the time is right. Amen.

No Image Fr. Rogelio Miranda, SDB on May 17th, 2024 at 1:24

Grant healing and recovery to all the sick people especially to those who are suffering from serious illnesses. Bless also all those who are taking care of them: their doctors, nurses and caregivers. Amen!

No Image Fr. Rogelio Miranda, SDB on May 17th, 2024 at 1:22

Lord, bless all our young people. May they eradicate vices in their lives and embrace the beauty of virtues. Keep them safe from the deceptions of the Evil One. Amen!

No Image Fr. Rogelio Miranda, SDB on May 17th, 2024 at 1:20

Prayers for the eternal repose of my late sister, Rosalinda, whose earthly birthday, we celebrate today. May she enjoy the reward of eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven. Amen!

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on May 17th, 2024 at 0:00

Jesus, encourage us to embrace our sufferings & unite them with Yours at the foot of the Cross, out of sacrificial love. Inspirit us to alleviate other's sufferings by helping them carrying their crosses. Let Your love be the driving force in our daily responsibilities entrusted to us. Amen

No Image David Teegarden on May 16th, 2024 at 21:04

prayers- Msgr Philip, Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, FR Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D Healing Miguel Missy, Dalila, Katie Krystal, Laura, Joe, Rocky, Steve, John, Bill, uncle friend with dementia, Kathy Repose of souls-Ed, Bud, James, Rock, Archie,Donna

No Image David Teegarden on May 16th, 2024 at 20:04

Pray for my friend Bill Black who had brain surgery Is bleeding from brain again had stroke Priest has been called for May Mother Mary wrap him in her Mantle

No Image Deb Hoffman on May 16th, 2024 at 19:02

Prayers for Glen. God Willing he will be relieved from his pain and fatigue.

No Image Steven Rafferty on May 16th, 2024 at 16:43

Prayers for Bill and Kathy

No Image David Teegarden on May 16th, 2024 at 11:25

Prayers-Msgr Philip, Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Dalila, John, Bill, Steve, Krystal, Katie, Laura, Rocky, Joe, uncle, friend with dementia Repose of souls- Donna, Ed, Rock James,Bud, Archie

No Image Alice Child on May 16th, 2024 at 9:59

Please Lord soften Mike's heart to allow him to forgive, if it be your will. We sincerely thank you, Lord.

No Image Ruth on May 16th, 2024 at 9:24

For spiritual and physical healing of ourselves and all family members. In thanksgiving for the gifts we receive today.

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