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The 5 prayers given to the children at Fatima that every Catholic should know.

Keep this at the top of your prayer list!

Summarised below:

1) The Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,  save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.”

Mary told the children that people should add this prayer to the end of each decade of the Rosary.

2) The Pardon Prayer

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”

This prayer was given to the children by the angel that visited them in 1916, the year before Mary appeared to them.

3) The Angel’s Prayer

“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”

This is another prayer given to them by the angel. There was a Eucharistic host and chalice suspended in the air, and the angel led them in kneeling before it and praying this prayer.

4) The Eucharistic Prayer

“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

When Mary appeared to the children for the first time on May 13, 1917, she said, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.” According to Lucia, one of the children, a bright light shone all around them, and without thinking about it, they all started reciting this prayer.

5) The Sacrifice Prayer

“O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].”

Mary gave the children this prayer, as well as the Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer, on June 13th, 1917. The prayer is meant to be recited when you are offering up suffering to God.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/blog/the-5-prayers-revealed-at-fatima-that-every-catholic-should-know/

 

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holy_massI have heard many people complain that they dont like to go to Holy Mass as they are bored or distracted with noise, or just dont like the church and we hear many excuses to not attend! Its too hot to go out, or too cold, or its raining, or the seats are uncomfortable, etc.

The thought came to me in prayer one day – just a few weeks ago – that our church today needs a lot of prayers, every one of us are needed at church today to pray, especially when we are united as a community praying to our Heavenly Father with one voice at church. Jesus said ‘where two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am in their midst’.

Think of it – we hear of so many world issues and we feel helpless! But we can help a lot just by praying! God is always listening to our prayers!

It doesn’t matter what catholic church we go to, as long as we give of ourselves, our time, our prayers, united at Mass, praying for the world, the current issues facing the world. Our united prayers are heard. We pray for Our Pope, bishops and priests, religious, missionaries, our government leaders and people working with social justice issues, the sick of our local parish, the grieving, the elderly, the needs of the church, the poor, the homeless, the starving. We pray as a community. We offer these prayers at the Altar of God, at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with the intentions of the Priest officiating at Mass. The prayers at the Offertory are offered to God our Heavenly Father.

If we pay real attention at Mass, to the Readings of the day, the Psalms and the Gospel, (lessons for every day life from the writings of St Paul, Psalms), the Offertory, the Consecration of the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, a miracle happening, every minute of every day across the world … God present among us and received into our hearts. What a Blessing, what a priceless treasure!

Its even more beneficial if we prepare ourselves before we go to Mass with full intention of what we are about to participate in. We can prepare by reading over the Scripture Readings of the day – available online or can be downloaded on your mobile app. This alone has helped me to understand and appreciate the readings, what they mean to me – today, this very moment. It also helps if you are unable to hear the person who is reading from the pulpit, or even if you have a hearing impairment or there are children around you.

Our world is in great distress today and in need of a lot of prayers. Our local churches and parishes need our attendance and help even more today than ever, especially our united prayers.  Its also an opportunity to get to know your neighbours and local community at church and join in social activities or even volunteer your time.

“And it is in giving that we receive”.

Let us pray for one another!

 

 

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Yesterday i went to Holy Mass because it was All Saints Day. In walks two young ladies who moved in besides me. I couldn’t believe the noise they made, talking loudly, discussing their mobile phones, and the new accessories they had on. One of them held her mobile phone and kept looking at it for messages. It got too much for me. The Mass had started and I could barely hear the prayers. Should I tell them off and risk an argument and disturb the peace? I prayed silently. Came the time for the first Reading, the wonderful Book of Revelation. I thought I am not going to miss this for the world, and they are missing out too! So I gently tapped the girl next to me and gestured with my fingers on my lips ‘shhh’ . She didn’t say a word! Quiet from then on and I fully participated in this wonderful liturgy with thankfulness to God for a peaceful resolution.

Every day we need some quiet time, time to reflect, pray for a few moments, and we need to block out noise and distractions. This is the only time when we talk directly to God and He will gently comfort us, love us and even give us answers to complex life questions.

The church is one place where we can find peace.

So let us make a conscious effort to be quiet and allow other people to share in that quiet and peaceful time.

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Feeling sad and blue?


We all go through these times. We may be feeling wonderful one minute and the next we are suddenly overcome by feelings of sadness. It may threaten to get a lot worse, feeling overwhelmed and out of control. This can lead to feelings of self doubt too,

The only way to get out of this is by prayer and it only takes 1 minute.

Start this prayer – Lord Jesus I surrender to you these feelings of sadness and helplessness I am now feeling. I offer you my heartaches, my problems that I have no control over and I offer them to you Lord. Thy Will be done. Jesus mercy, Mary help.

You can say the rosary and ask Blessed Mother to help you. By meditating on the scriptural mysteries, it will give you true peace.

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The Eternal Word Television Network started by Mother Angelica. This TV network can be accessed on your computer via internet or on your TV by cable. Check Google to find an installer in your local area. 

Everything you need to know about your Catholic Faith, plus daily Holy Mass, Rosary, Benediction, Litanies, live Papal audience from Rome, the whole family can watch this show together, for those who don’t understand their faith, for the lost and lonely, there is something for everyone to enjoy (without the commercial ads ofcourse!). 

Whether you are homebound due to illness or unable to get to a church, you can hear Mass, say the family rosary together, learn about world issues from a christian perspective, pray for people together as a united catholic family.  There are great benefits for the whole family to grow in love and in their faith.

http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp 

“We are all called to be saints, don’t miss the opportunity” ~ Mother Angelica

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How Many Chapels in Australia?

In Australia we know of 12 parishes that have Eucharistic Adoration available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Western Australia has 4 parishes – Belmont, Mirrabooka, Midland and Bluff Point in Geraldton. Bluff Point started perpetual adoration on July 16, 1988, Mirrabooka – August 15, 1988, Midland in the early 1990’s, and Belmont on April 9, 2002.  Click on this link and find your parish  http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/

Victoria has 4 parishes – East Brunswick, St Francis Melbourne (Monday to Saturday: 6:45 am to 5:30 pm (except during Masses) Sunday: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm).  St Augustine’s Bourke Street, Melbourne (Friday night vigil), Mitcham, Croydon, Geelong and Warrnambool.  http://www.cam.org.au/

New South Wales has 3 parishes – Wagga Wagga, Belfield and Merrylands. St. Michael’s, Belfield and St. Margaret Mary’s, Merrylands have perpetual adoration in front of the tabernacle. Both these chapels are very popular day and night. Their parish Priests are very committed to the program. http://www.sydney.catholic.org.au/

The country parishes listed above break all the rules. They have an average of a few hundred Sunday Catholics yet they have established perpetual adoration. Almost everyone is prepared to give one hour a week in these parishes. When people learn about the value of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, they willingly give of their time. To most people the Holy Hour becomes their favourite hour of the week.

Children of Hope Read about Fr Antoine’s mission on teaching children Eucharistic Adoration, http://www.childrenofhope.org/index.html.

Fr Antoine video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6uZwD30aXI

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