A Prayer for Pentecost

Father, as much as we want our needs met and our prayers answered, we want and need you! Fill us- satisfy us with your presence! Holy Spirit, breathe freshly upon your Word that we may live it daily. Give us an undying passion for Jesus! Baptize us in the fire of your holiness! Burden our hearts over what breaks yours, and may the things that delight you also move us to joy. In these things, we will find that we have the desires of our heat. Holy Spirit, fall on us! Breathe on us afresh and renew us like a mighty wind. Light the Fire within again! Come magnify the Son in us – today, tomorrow, for always! Shoe the Savior to the world through our lives. We want to take Your Good News and Your Love to a lost and dying world. In Jesus’ mighty, precious and holy name, Come Holy Spirit, Come! Amen.

Prayer Intentions.....

+   For our Holy Father, Pope Francis; Archbishop Naumann; Fr. Quentin and all religious. 

+   For Nicholas Ashmore, Brent Stull, Joe Wahlmeier and all those discerning their vocation. 

+   For Noah Foster, Kyle Mares, Stephen Sazalsky, Greg Smith, Dominic Wahlmeier and all our military family members.

+   For all those dealing with the natural as well as man made disasters.  May help and mercy be theirs. 

+   For all our faithful departed, those that will die this day and for all the souls in purgatory.  


Please pray for all those in need of the Lord’s healing touch…

Betty Adams, Don Adams, Sue Baldwin, Rachel Belcher, Wallace Birk, Jim & Linda Booth, Mary Braden, Patt Bray, Penny Buffo, Amy Chapman, Courtney Cowan, Tom Dieker, Marty Ferrell, Lynn Foster, Bob Fitz, Mary Fraas, Fr. Paul Frank, George French, Paige Grasser, Keith Hall, Jan Heins, Ronald Heinz, Garald Hodges, Mark Hopkins, Rick Huber, Ken Hughes, Jamie Humlicek, Gary Jackson, Tony Jamar, Doyle Johnson, Molly Keehn, Jean Kraus, Sandra Kraus, Marilyn & Roy Kuhlmann, Cade Lenon, Al Lielshnieder, Frankie Marie, Matt Mahoney, Garrett McCoy, Shawn Mead, Tonja Mead, Mirabelle Menard, Deb Neil, Jim Nolan, Helen Pauly, Angela Rehm, Sarah Rehm, Dennis Rice, Kay Salisbury, Charlene Saueressig, Brenda Schulte, Cameron Schilling, Jack Slayman, Caroline Spatz, Kinsley Spletcher, Harold Stubby, Kelly Templeton, Ann Wiley, Danielle Wooten, Galdys Young, Deanna Zeilmann




Prayers for Everyday

Summertime Prayer

Dear Lord God, Creator of all things, please guide my steps and strengthen my heart during these months of summer. Lord, help me to be renewed in spirit as I put myself into your hands, may I be generous and considerate in all my actions and I pray that these coming months are filled with peace, relaxation, joy, love and safety. Amen.



Prayer for Vocations

Heavenly Father, with a deep trust in the love that flows from the heart of your Son, and by the gifts of your Holy Spirit, give to the seminarians, novices and all young people of the Archdiocese the courage to respond generously when you call them to the priest-hood and religious life. Give them strong examples of holy priests and religious. Through the intercession of the saints and by our prayers, help them pattern their lives after Mary, who was not afraid to let it be done to her according to your Word (Lk 1:38). We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen


Divine Mercy Chaplet 

Recite this prayer on rosary beads.

Begin making the sign of the cross and then recite: Our Father… Hail Mary… Apostles Creed.

On the Our Father beads recite: Eternal Father, I offer You, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the Hail Mary beads recite: For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclusion - recite 3 times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 


The Jesus Prayer 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,  have mercy on me, a sinner.   Amen.


Act of Faith   

O my God, I firmly believe in you,  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus Christ   As my Savior and Redeemer,  And in the holy Catholic Church and all  the truths it teaches.   Amen.


Prayer to the Holy Trinity

Glory be to the Father,  Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son,  Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,  and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit,  Who has sanctified me in the Sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.
Glory be to the three adored Persons  of the Most Holy Trinity, now and forever.  Amen.

Faith Minute

July 15

Have you ever met a celebrity? When this topic comes up between friends, we have fun swapping stories of who we met and how tongue-tied we got in the presence of someone famous.

This weekend, we are reminded that we have been chosen in Christ, “before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before Him.” This means that everyone—including your spouse and each family member—has been specially selected by God to be a saint!

While we don’t want to get nervous every time we see our spouse or children, it would be good to see them with God’s eyes:

• Remember specific weaknesses they have overcome.

• Remember the hard work they do to help the family.

• Remember the unlimited potential they have in Christ.

• Remember to continue to pray for each of them.

To help your efforts attend a Living in Love retreat August 4-5 or September 29-30. To register go to: www.archkck.org/livinginlove



July 8

What is the mission of your marriage? What is the mission of your family? Do you even have an actual mission statement for either?

A popular trend for married couples and families is to form a mission statement. In the Gospel, Jesus clues us into the mission for every married couple that can extend to our family. Jesus sends his disciples out 2 by 2 to proclaim the Kingdom of God, which means they we are sent to announce the presence of God among us.

With Sacramental Marriage, the couple becomes the presence of God in the community as well as the family and becomes the sign of Christ’s love for the Church. God’s plan for every married couple is to bring His life and love into the local community through the way they love one another and to teach their children to do the same.

John Paul II said, “Couples are a permanent reminder to the Church of what happened on the Cross.” Does this mean that marriage is or should be torture? No!! It means that couples are the concrete reality that God’s love is tender and moves toward unity with the Beloved. And children are a blessing from this unity.

This week, live your mission heroically and teach your children to seek the same!



July 1 

What are your top priorities for your children? Is it health? A good education? Trustworthy friends?

For most parents, the scariest scenario is the health of our children and everything else comes secondary, but Jesus rearranges those priorities in this week’s Gospel. With the cure of the little girl through an encounter with Him, the fear of ill health and even death fades away. Jesus teaches us that the fullness of life is about encountering him.

How do you do this for your children?

• Take your children to Mass every week

• Teach your children to pray with the Scriptures

• Teach your children how to make a good Confession

• Introduce your children to the beauty of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

• Continue to pray for your children for all the things they need most as seen from the Lord’s perspective.

And, whether or not you have children, pray for your nieces or nephews, friend’s children and all children of the world

Praying with the Saints

A Prayer Before Study, Testing or Presentations By St. Thomas Aquinas

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Praying with St. Ignatius Loyola

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous: teach me to serve You as You deserve: to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not so seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing I am doing Your will. Amen. 


Praying with St. Patrick

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Amen 


Praying with St. Anthony 

St. Anthony, you found quiet time to retreat into private communion with God to replenish your life with new strength. Help me in the midst of my busy life to be prayerful and to seek the Spirit’s guiding presence with my heart. Amen. 


Praying with St. James 

O glorious Apostle, St. James, who by reason of thy fervent and generous heart was chosen by Jesus to be a witness of His glory, whose very name is a symbol of warfare and victory: obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending warfare of this life, that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus, we may be victors in heaven. Amen 


Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light; and 

Where there is sadness, joy. 

Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love. 

For it is in giving that we receive; 

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.