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Feast of the Holy Family

 

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We are praying for all families today and invite you to say the following prayer for the intentions of families today: 

Official Prayer for the World Meeting of Families 2018
 
God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.
 

Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
 
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
 
[We pause and remember family members and others by name].
 
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
 
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
 
Amen
 
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.
 

 

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