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September 29, 2017, 10:25 pm

Pray for the Unborn 2017

Scottsdale, AZ - Please pray for the unborn, especially troubled pregnancies. Pope Francis has asked us to pray for the health, protection and blessing of all unborn babies and the sanctity of life.

Isaiah 49:15 - 16 reminds us how dear all unborn children are: "Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name; your walls are ever before me."

In a special way, please pray for the unborn baby Zachary, who is 12 weeks old. His brain is developing outside of his skull and his family has asked our prayers. Pray for his mother and all the family during this difficult time.

Jesus, protect and save the unborn, our country and our priests - all families, all peoples and all nations of the world. Help us to protect the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Holy Family of Nazareth pray for all families who have a loved one experiencing life threatening problems. Inspire the doctors and nurses and all who attend them with your wisdom, healing love and divine presence. Lord, your perfect loving will be done from conception unto eternal life. Amen

September 29th and October 2 are special holy days honoring all angels. Please invoke the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael as well as all guardian angels to intercede for all our intentions and for all who have asked our prayers. Amen

Jesus, we trust in you!

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September 26, 2017, 12:40 am

Pray for All Victims of Natural Disasters

September 2017 - The Fall's extraordinary weather has left many families homeless and mourning the lost of loved ones. Let us continue to pray for all those suffering from the effects of natural disasters.

Good Saint Joseph come to their aid and provide for their temporal and spiritual needs. Continue to raise up volunteers to help them and bless their efforts always.

Mary, Mother of God and our sweet Mother, console and protect your children during this time of trial.
"Hail Mary full of grace ..."

"Eternal Father, we offer you the body, blood, soul and divinity of your dearly Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen" - from the "The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy"

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September 2, 2017, 1:49 pm

Pope Francis' Intentions for September 2017

The Vatican - Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For September 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for:

Parishes - "That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen."

Daily Offering Prayer: God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, who guided Jesus, be my guide now and always. Amen

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September 1, 2017, 1:58 pm

World Day of Prayer for Creation 2017

The Vatican - Today Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have asked us to join all peoples and nations as we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Creation. Their joint message follows:

"The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, 'in the beginning', God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, 'no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up - for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground' (2:5) The earth was entrusted to us as a sublime gift and legacy, for which all of us share responsibility until, 'in the end', all things in heaven and on earth will be restored in Christ (cf. Eph 1:10). Our human dignity and welfare are deeply connected to our care for the whole of creation.

However, 'in the meantime', the history of the world presents a very different context. It reveals a morally decaying scenario where our attitude and behaviour towards creation obscures our calling as God's co-operators. Our propensity to interrupt the world's delicate and balanced ecosystems, our insatiable desire to manipulate and control the planet's limited resources, and our greed for limitless profit in markets - all these have alienated us from the original purpose of creation. We no longer respect nature as a shared gift; instead, we regard it as a private possession. We no longer associate with nature in order to sustain it; instead, we lord over it to support our own constructs.

The consequences of this alternative worldview are tragic and lasting. The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. The impact of climate change affects, first and foremost, those who live in poverty in every corner of the globe. Our obligation to use the earth's goods responsibly implies the recognition of and respect for all people and all living creatures. The urgent call and challenge to care for creation are an invitation for all of humanity to work towards sustainable and integral development.

Therefore, united by the same concern for God's creation and acknowledging the earth as a shared good, we fervently invite all people of goodwill to dedicate a time of prayer for the environment on 1 September. On this occasion, we wish to offer thanks to the loving Creator for the noble gift of creation and to pledge commitment to its care and preservation for the sake of future generations. After all, we know that we labour in vain if the Lord is not by our side (cf. Ps 126-127), if prayer is not at the centre of our reflection and celebration. Indeed, an objective of our prayer is to change the way we perceive the world in order to change the way we relate to the world. The goal of our promise is to be courageous in embracing greater simplicity and solidarity in our lives.
We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized, but above all to respond to the plea of millions and support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation. We are convinced that there can be no sincere and enduring resolution to the challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change unless the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service."

From the Vatican and from the Phanar, 1 September 2017 -  Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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