Saint John Neumann

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Father, You have given me all that I have in this world, even life itself. In
all my daily needs, help me to remember the needs of others too. Make me aware
of the need to pray to You not just for myself but for the Church, the Pope,
for the clergy and for people who suffer any need.

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Saint Zedislava Berkiana

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Faithful
God, by her married life and works of charity you taught Saint Zedislava to
pursue the way of perfection. By her prayers may family life be strengthened
and be a witness to Christian virtue.


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The condition of our Catholicism is unity among Christians

Lord, pour out upon us the fullness of your mercy, and
by the power of your Spirit remove divisions among Christians. Let your
Church rise more clearly as a sign for all the nations that the world may be
filled with the light of your Spirit and believe in Jesus Christ whom you have
sent, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and
ever.
   (from the Mass for Unity of Christians)

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The work of God according to de Paul

Our inheritance … is the poor, the poor; pauperibus
evangelizare misit me
.  What happiness, what happiness!  To do what
our Lord came from heaven to earth to do, and by means of which we too shall go
from earth to heaven, to continue the work of God. 


Saint Vincent de Paul

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Lord Jesus, Who was born for us in a stable, lived for us a life of pain and sorrow, and died for us upon a cross; say for us in the hour of death, Father, forgive, and to Your Mother, Behold your child. Say to us, This day you shall be with Me in paradise. Dear Savior, leave us not, forsake us not.

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Blessing of Homes on Epiphany

C+M+BRead the Gospel narrative of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-9) from the Family Bible.

Using chalk blessed by the priest, write above the entry way:

20 + C +M + B + 10

Let us pray.

Peace be to this house and all who live here. During these days of the Christmas season, we keep this feast of Epiphany. Through the guidance of a star, the coming of Jesus was made known to the Gentiles. We celebrate Christ made

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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