December 27 ~ Feast of the Holy Family

+ May the family of the Church be strengthened, purified and renewed through the grace of Jesus' Body and Blood.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that we are your children, your beloved, and that you delight in us.  May we so live to extend this love - your love - toward all others.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.

+ That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.

+ For families who struggle:  that they may feel the unfailing power of your mercy to reunite and reconcile with loved ones.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray

+ May we make our families a place of respite and peace and joy, a place where we are all accepted just as we are, and where we are challenged to grow in wisdom, age and favor before you and all others.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Charlene Collora; Mike Finn; Michelle Betts, Mary Shelley, Levi Jennings, and Peter Maricich.  We pray also for those who have died.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray.