Saturday, October 22, 2011

Praying with the Liturgy

Just a quick post today in honor of the two Blesseds whose feast day it is: Bl. John Paul (well known to all) and Bl. Timothy Giaccardo (known and loved within the Pauline Family). And here are the official opening prayers for the votive Masses for these two heroes of God:

For Bl. John Paul II:
O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed that the blessed John Paul the Second should preside as Pope over your universal Church, grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching, we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole Redeemer of mankind. Who lives and reigns...

For Bl. Timothy Giaccardo:
O God, you have guided Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, priest, in life and in apostolate, with the light of your Word and the power of the Eucharist. Grant through his intercession that in the Church and in the world, the instruments of social communication may be rightly employed to lead people to goodness and that they may contribute to the spreading of the Gospel message in every place. Through our Lord Jesus Christ...

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