JUNE 2019

23. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
God of wondrous love, your Son Jesus Christ remains among us and feeds us in the sacrament of his body and blood. In this mystery of bread and wine he reminds us of his passion, fills us with grace and bestows on us a pledge of future glory. As we assent to this mystery, help us to recognize that with all our brothers and sisters we are the body of Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, unite us in love and service. Bring us to everlasting life together with Jesus Christ, forever and ever.

24. Nativity of John the Baptist
God of the prophets, John the Baptist announced a message of repentance to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. Give us ears to hear the message of the prophets of our time. Help us to recognize and respect those voices calling us to reform our lives and seek reconciliation with you. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

25. Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you are the one who works wonders on the earth. The heavens proclaim your glory, the waters your might and the earth your beauty. We, your people, praise you and call to mind the countless blessings you have showered upon us. Stay with us always and bring us to life’s end still joyful in your care for us. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

26. Wednesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time
O God, our tender father and caring mother, you promise never to forget or abandon us. Be our strength and consolation as we live each day in the embrace of your care. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who is your love made visible throughout the ages and who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

27. Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time
O God, let your face shine upon us as we arise this morning. Your steadfast love is the source of our strength. May your wisdom guide our actions to give you glory and honor. Lead us to the end of this day rejoicing in the salvation you have bestowed on us through Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

28. Sacred Heart of Jesus
God of endless love, we praise you for the gift of salvation poured upon us from the heart of Jesus Christ our Savior. Through the shedding of his lifeblood, he became for us the fountain of life. As we celebrate this feast of your love freely given, awaken in our hearts the will to lay down our lives in your service. We pray in the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, now and forever.

29. Peter and Paul, Apostles
God of Jew and Gentile, you confirm our faith in the witness of the apostles. We give you thanks for the saving work of your son continued in the ministry of Peter and Paul. Through their intercession, may the Church flourish in faith and zeal. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

30. Thirteen Sunday in Ordinary Time
God of splendor, you call us to be your holy people, adopted daughters and sons. Through Jesus Christ we have been redeemed and our sins forgiven. Grant that we may come to understand the mystery of your love for us and be gathered as one in Jesus Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

JULY 2019
1.Monday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
God, protector of orphans and defender of widows, your mercy is unsurpassed. Give us the courage to show your compassion in this world. Bring us to the end of the day in peace and gratitude, rejoicing that you are our God. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, now and forever.

2. Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
We long for you, God, Source of mercy and peace. Reveal your power working among us here as you revealed your power to your people Israel. Remember not our transgressions, but be with us and shower us with the fullness of your grace. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who reveals your presence among us and who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

3 Thomas, Apostle
God of revelation and truth, you restored the faith of Thomas when he touched the risen body of Jesus Christ. Strengthen our faith and confirm our experience of Christ’s presence in our midst. Let our deeds manifest our conviction that Christ is truly risen. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

4. Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
Author of the Universe, you turn the deepest darkness into dawn. Nothing is dark to you. Send your light into our hearts that we may see the path we are to walk and be steadfast in following your will for us. May Jesus Christ be our guide as we journey in the way of salvation today and every day. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

5. Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
God of the ages, you are our refuge from one generation to another. Fill us with your love that we may rejoice to be your holy and faithful servants. Let your favor shine upon us and give success to the work of our hands. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

6. Saturday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
God of unfolding blessings, you are ever gracious to us. You send us Jesus Christ to reveal your path of salvation and truth. May he lead us to your holy mountain and to your dwelling place where we will praise your saving power throughout the ages. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides in unity with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

7. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God of justice and compassion, your name endures forever. As evening approaches, we come before you, asking Jesus Christ the Lamb to guide us to springs of living water. May the waters of Baptism continue to transform us, a people made worthy to dwell in your house. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

8. Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you hear the prayers of the sorrowful and the afflicted. Give us the courage to hear all who cry out in pain. Teach us to act with compassion and to speak for justice. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who is your love and our salvation and abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

9. Tuesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
Steadfast and loving God, you rescue us from death and you give us life anew each day in Jesus Christ. Give us the grace to be a thankful people, proclaiming your infinite love to all we meet. May we find joy and peace in serving you today and every day. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

10. Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
God, arrayed in justice and strength, come to the aid of the brokenhearted and the needy. Uphold those who have placed their trust in you. Transform the bitterness of this world into peace; transform us into a people who delight in doing your will. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

11. Benedict, Patriarch of Western Monasticism
God of wisdom and grace, you raised up Benedict and filled him with the vision and insight of a great teacher in the school of your service. We who follow his Rule delight in the rich tradition we have inherited. Raise up in our day women and men who prefer nothing to the love of Christ and seek you through the monastic way of life. Through the intercession of Benedict, may our ancient heritage continue to flourish. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

12. Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
Gracious and loving God, you guard our steps and make our paths safe. Your love for your people is so strong that you sent Jesus Christ your Son to walk the way of suffering and death for our sake. Grant us the strength to follow Jesus Christ wherever he may lead, for we know that he will guide us to eternal life with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

13. Saturday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
Holy and Eternal God, you send forth the light and create the morning. May we always act as children of the light and of the day. Deliver us from all that is false; incline our hearts to keep your law and guide our feet into the way of peace. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

14. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gentle and holy God, who creates the days and weeks for your glory, we rejoice in your care for us. We desire to recognize your hand at work in all creation. May this day bring us closer to Jesus Christ who is the cornerstone of our life and who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

15. Bonaventure, Bishop, Religious, Doctor of the Church
O God, you filled Bonaventure with the spirit of wisdom and a fervent love for Christ crucified. Grant that we may come to know Jesus Christ and to imitate him by sharing in his death and resurrection. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

16. Tuesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you dwell among us and gladden us with the joy of your presence. We rejoice in your saving help and pray that you will never turn away from us. Give us the healing mind and heart of Jesus your Son. May we rest secure in your care every day. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

17. Wednesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
Omnipotent God, doer of great wonders for your people, we praise you and remember your steadfast love for us throughout the ages. Mindful of the blessings you have given us and the care you bestow on us, we pray that the light of your salvation, Jesus the Christ, will remain with us now and forever. We pray in his name in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

18, Thursday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
Forgiving God, you deliver your people from the darkness of sin and death; you keep and defend us always. Make safe the path before us. May Christ, our Savior and Risen Brother, lead us in the ways of peace and bring us together to life everlasting. We ask this through Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

19. Friday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
O God, you uphold all who act with integrity and sustain all the human family by the power of your Spirit. Teach us to delight in your law of love. May our lives reflect the glory of your holiness made visible in Jesus Christ, your Son and our Risen Lord. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

20. Saturday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
Majestic and mysterious are you, O God our Creator. You bestow all manner of good gifts upon us and through Jesus Christ you destroy sin and death. May everything we do today give you praise as we work to extend your reign here on earth. We pray in name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

21. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Blessed are you, God Most High, who awakens us to the light of this day. With all creation we raise our voices in joyful praise of you. Be with us today as you have been with us in ages past. May the joy of your life in us shine for all to see. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your eternal word made flesh who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

22. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles
O God, you filled the heart of Mary Magdalene with longing for Jesus Christ and chose her to be the first herald of the joyful news of the resurrection. May we recognize the risen Christ present in our lives and live as messengers of Easter joy. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

23. Tuesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
God of the Exodus, we remember your love for your people Israel and your love for your people here. Be our shining light in the trials of our lives and keep in mind your covenant with us. Defend us from every temptation to wander from you. Together with Jesus Christ your Beloved Son, lead us to the fullness of life with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

24. Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you protect us with the tender care of a mother for her children. Teach us to find our lasting peace in you. Watch over us this evening that we may rest in your embrace and awake tomorrow renewed and refreshed. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

25. James, Apostle
O God, the apostle James was the first of the apostles to suffer and die as a follower of Jesus Christ. Transform our desire for power and privilege into a desire for service and discipleship. Confirm your Church in wisdom and compassion and show us how to live as your Son lived. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

26. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Virgin Mary
O God, you entrusted Joachim and Anne with the care and nurture of the child Mary. Bless and sustain all who nourish and protect children. Care for your Church with tenderness and guide us to the salvation you have promised us. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

27. Saturday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
God of faithful love, stretch out your hand to us. Send your spirit of wisdom to toil with us and teach us what is pleasing to you. May she be a lamp for our steps and a light for our path. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

28. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God, you defend the stranger and uphold the widow and orphan; your deeds are deeds of saving justice for all. May our thoughts and actions this day be such that you delight in them as you delight in the offering of Jesus Christ, your beloved Son, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

29. Martha, Mary and Lazurus, Hosts of the Lord
O God, Jesus Christ our Savior came to the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus as a guest and they welcomed him with attention and love. Through their prayers, show us how to receive all guests as Christ and to perform all our work with the spirit of hospitality. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

30. Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
At the end of this day, we ask for your peace, O God. You know our sin and our guilt. May your love free us from all that binds us to evil and give light to our minds and hearts. May we rest this evening in peaceful repose, confident that Jesus Christ, who has borne our human frailty, will give us his divine assistance. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

31. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest, Religious Founder
O God, you charged Ignatius with the task of spiritual discernment, enriching the religious life of the Church. Through his intercession may we choose to follow Christ and do all for the glory of your name. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.