JUNE 2020

25. Thursday of the 12th 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.

26. Friday of the 12th 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.

27. Saturday of the 12th 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.

28. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Creator of earth, sky and sea, praise and glory to your name! On this first day of the week, we celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Sun of Justice. He banishes the darkness of death and restores creation to its fullness. May he lead us through life to the light of everlasting day where you are blessed and glorified in unity with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

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. Tuesday of the 13th 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.

JULY 2020

1. Wednesday of the 13th 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.

2. Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
You have promised to remain with us, Eternal God. You have created us and we are precious in your sight. We thank you for all the gifts you give us. May our actions this day give you praise and bring us closer to you. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ 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. Saturday of the 13th 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.

5. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Great and glorious are your ways, O God, and your steadfast love endures forever. Ever thankful for your faithful covenant with us, we pray that you light our hearts with your grace and purpose. May all our days and nights give you praise. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

6. Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you delight in mercy and compassion. Your love is our shelter from distress and our hope in times of trial. Be our saving help so that all our actions and work give you praise. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, your love incarnate who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

7. Tuesday of the 14th 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.

8. Wednesday of the 14th 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.

9. Thursday of the 14th 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.

10. Friday of the 14th 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.

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. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God, whose steadfast love endures forever, we stand before you to offer our praise. You give us new life through Baptism and call us to be your people. May we respond to your gift of grace as a faithful community, ready for the coming of your kingdom. Grant this through Jesus Christ your faithful Son who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

13. Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
God of tenderness and mercy, your love surrounds us and bathes us in light. May we cherish our dependence upon you and remain attentive to your will. May Jesus Christ who is your peace among us, bind us to you and to one another in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

14. Tuesday of the 15th 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.

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. Thursday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
We remember the ancient covenant you made with David, O God, and the new covenant that you make with us through Jesus Christ. Guide us that we may steadfastly serve you as Jesus Christ served you, even unto death. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who is your Chosen One and who abides with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

17. Friday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
O God, who triumphs over the darkness of sin, hide not the light of your face from us. Forgive the faults we have committed today and restore us to your favor. May we come to the end of the day, secure in your love and mercy. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

18. Saturday of the 15th 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

19. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Source of light and salvation, your eternal Word, Jesus Christ, is the first born from the dead. Make us worthy to share eternal life with him. May we dwell in your house all our days and inherit the joys of eternal life. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

20. Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Ever loving God, you fashion us and you sustain us. Your right hand is always there to guide and hold us. Your steadfast love, so far beyond our understanding, calls forth our humble praise. Keep us close to you and to Jesus Christ, who binds us together today and every day in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

21. Tuesday of the 16th 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.

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. Thursday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Gracious God, you have brought us safely to the threshold of night. Accept our evening thanksgiving of praise offered through Jesus Christ. Grant us a peaceful evening and a night free from sin. Keep us holy and pure in your sight. Lead us to our eternal home, and show us the splendor of your glory in Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

24. Friday of the 16th Wek in Ordinary Time
Faithful God, you are the refuge of all who trust in you. Come upon us with quietness and still our souls, so that we may be attentive to your Spirit. May Jesus Christ be the light that comforts us and the Holy Spirit the power that sustains us, 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. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God who is, who was and who is to come, we give you praise. As a people who walk in the light of your countenance, make us eager to serve you and follow Jesus Christ as our way, truth and life. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ and in the power of your Holy Spirit, now and forever.

27. Monday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
God, you remember your covenant with us even when we forget and turn from it. Your spirit fills the earth and arouses our hearts to accomplish what is good. Bring us into the light of your presence. Transform our lives in Jesus Christ so that we may come together to the fullness of life with you and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever

28. Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ you deliver your people from the darkness of evil, We ask that you protect your Church and all the needy from the violence and oppression of sin. Take all who are distressed into your care this night. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

29. Martha, Mary and Lazarus, 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. Thursday of the 17th 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.

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.

AUGUST 2020

1. Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop, Religious Founder, Doctor of the Church
O God, you constantly renew your Church by raising up men and women to show us how to live a life of holiness. Give us the grace to imitate the example of Alphonsus in his compassion, gentleness and pastoral care. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

2. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God, you are the beginning and the end, the source and consummation of our lives. Be a light for all who are oppressed by the darkness of evil. May Jesus Christ, who frees us from sin through the pouring out of his life on the cross, bring us to share in eternal life. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

3. Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
God of our past and our future, we are not always mindful of our covenant with you. Still you always keep faith with us, provide for us and forgive our sins. We thank you for loving us, a flawed and imperfect people May we be strengthened and renewed through the power of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

4. John Mary Vianney, Priest
O God, you chose John Vianney to be a holy priest and confessor, filled with wisdom and counsel. As he persisted in prayer and deeds of love, grant that we may persevere in our prayer and ministry. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

5. Wednesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
God, our hope and stronghold against evil, you are the rock on which we build our lives. Dispel the darkness of sin from our hearts that we may live and act in the light of your unfailing wisdom. May our deeds proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ who died to free us from sin and death. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

6. Transfiguration of the Lord
We praise you, God of radiant splendor. You unveiled the divinity of Jesus Christ in dazzling glory and confirmed the mystery of our salvation, foretold by the prophets and proclaimed by the apostles. By your grace, purify and strengthen us, followers and companions of Christ. Transform us into the likeness of Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

7. Thursday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Mighty God, you bring us through the course of our day to the evening hour. Accept our prayer of thanksgiving. Free us from the fear of darkness. May the light and grace of Jesus Christ brighten our lives and lead us to you, our God. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever

8. Dominic, Priest, Religious Founder
O God, you filled Dominic with mercy, kindness and genuine love and called him to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. Fill us with good words for each other and let us use the gift of speech to build up the Church. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

9. Nineteenth 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.

10. Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr
God of the poor and humble, your servant Lawrence testified in his life and death that the treasures of the Church are the orphans, the widows, the poor, the sick and the aged. Through his example of devotion and service, teach us to see the face of Jesus Christ in all we serve. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

11. Clare, Virgin, Religious Founder
O God, you animated Clare with a love of poverty, humility and charity. Through her prayers kindle in us the desire to follow Christ in poverty of spirit and simplicity of life. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

12. Wednesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
God, who fashions the earth in beauty and truth, mold our lives in prudent wisdom to conserve the resources of the earth and to use them for the good of all. May our actions further your creative work. Lead us to a world of justice and peace where you live and reign with Jesus Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

13. Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
You are rock and strong refuge, O God, and you raise us up when we fall. Rescue us from all distress and keep us from any temptation that might lead us away from you. In all that we do, may our efforts give you praise through Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

14. Maximillian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr
O God, you inspired Maximilian Kolbe with such love and compassion that he willingly gave his life for another. As we seek to follow Jesus Christ, who laid down his life that we might live, give us the courage to surrender ourselves to the life of discipleship. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

15. Assumption of the Virgin Mary
God of glory, you raised Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, to share in his victory over corruption, sin and death. May we your Church follow her example by living in faithful readiness. Give us the courage to participate in the life and death of Jesus Christ. Let us, like Mary, share in the glory of his resurrection. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

16. Twentieth Week 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.

17. Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
God of glory, whose voice resounds throughout the universe and within our hearts, be with us this day. Give us the courage to witness to your justice and the conviction to act as a people saved by the power of Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

18. Tuesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
God of glory, whose voice resounds throughout the universe and within our hearts, be with us this day. Give us the courage to witness to your justice and the conviction to act as a people saved by the power of Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

19. Wednesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
God of mountains and hills, God of glory, we seek your face and desire to stand in your holy dwelling. Direct our steps so that we may act rightly and justly throughout this day. Forgive our offenses through the mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior, who intercedes for us at your right hand. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

20. Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church
O God, you bestowed on Bernard a great love for your word and made him a radiant light drawing men and women to a life of prayer and contemplation. Fill your Church with a zeal for prayer and an eagerness to serve others. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

21. Pius, X, Pope
O God, you filled Pius X with your spirit of wisdom and holiness, and he strove to renew the life of the Church through simplicity and courage. May his witness and his efforts to restore all things in Christ be an inspiration to your people in every age. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

22. Queenship of Mary
God of glory and majesty, you raised up Mary when earthly life was over and exalted her above all the angels and saints. Conformed to the image of Son, she shines forth as Queen of the Universe and First Disciple. May her example of royal dignity and humble service strengthen our resolve to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

23. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Source of light and salvation, your eternal Word, Jesus Christ, is the first born from the dead. Make us worthy to share eternal life with him. May we dwell in your house all our days and inherit the joys of eternal life. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

24. Bartholomew, Apostle
God of promise and hope, you called Bartholomew to be a person without guile or deceit and gave him the vision of faith. Through his intercession protect your Church from the deception of sin and make our lives clear and transparent reflections of your love. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

25. Tuesday of the 21st 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 21st 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. Monica, Married Woman
O God, you heard the steadfast prayers of Monica and gave her son Augustine the grace of faith in Jesus Christ. Lead us to conversion of our own lives and help us to nurture the life of faith in others. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

28. Augustine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
O God, you guided Augustine through a life of searching for truth and transformed him with your own passion and love. Lead us to you, fountain of true wisdom, and set us aflame with the search for your peace. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

29. The Passion of John the Baptist
O God, you chose John the Baptist to be the herald and forerunner of Jesus Christ our Savior. As John suffered persecution and martyrdom to announce the coming of the Messiah among us, teach your people how to witness to Christ in word and deed. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who abides with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

30. Twenty-second 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.

31. Monday of the 22nd 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.