Prayers & Reflections
October Prayer Intention:
Universal: Rights of workers and the unemployed
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:
we praise you for sending your Son
to be one of us and to save us.
Look upon your people with mercy,
for we are divided in so many ways,
and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.
We ask this gift, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Flowers and candles
can be placed on the altar
to remember special intentions.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first
Native American to be recognized
as a saint by the Catholic Church.
She was baptized as Catherine and
She was canonized on Oct. 12, 2012
by Pope Benedict the XVI.
Lily of the Mowhawks
Blessed Kateri, you are revered
as the mystic of the American
wilderness. Though orphaned at
the age of four, and left with a
scarred face and damaged eyesight
from illness, you were esteemed
among the Mohawk tribe. When
you asked to be baptized a
Christian you subjected yourself to
abuse by your people and were
forced to run away. You
endured many trials but
still flowered in prayer and
holiness, dedicating yourself totally
to Christ. I ask you to be my
spiritual guide along my
journey through life.
Through you intercession,
I pray that I may always be
loyal to my faith in all things.