Day 7- Friday, August 10, 2018

  Daily Prayer:  Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty."  -Archbishop Oscar Romero   Please join us in saying our final Rosary of the week, remotely, at 9:00pm tonight.    **Click here to make a contribution to Hogar Belen:    Mustard Seed Team Fundraising Page

Daily Prayer:
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous,
tranquil contribution of all
to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism.
Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty." 
-Archbishop Oscar Romero

Please join us in saying our final Rosary of the week, remotely, at 9:00pm tonight.

**Click here to make a contribution to Hogar Belen: Mustard Seed Team Fundraising Page

Thank you so much to everyone who prayed with us for Nicaragua this week and to everyone who contributed donations! On behalf of the Hogar Belen Homes we are very appreciative and so grateful for your ongoing support. Please continue to keep Nicaragua in your hearts and prayers!

With peace,

Mustard Seed Guild Team 2018

Day 6- Thursday, August 9, 2018

  Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace   Lord God of peace, hear our prayer! We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered, how many hopes have been buried. But our efforts have been in vain. Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war! Never again violence!” “With war and violence everything is lost!” Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace. Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness. Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words of “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother and sister”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!   Please join us in saying the Rosary remotely, tonight at 9:00pm.    **Click here to make a contribution to Hogar Belen:  Mustard Seed Team Fundraising Page

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer! We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered, how many hopes have been buried. But our efforts have been in vain. Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war! Never again violence!” “With war and violence everything is lost!” Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace. Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness. Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words of “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother and sister”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Please join us in saying the Rosary remotely, tonight at 9:00pm.

**Click here to make a contribution to Hogar Belen: Mustard Seed Team Fundraising Page

Day 5- Wednesday, August 8, 2018

  Prayer of Saint Francis:   Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.  Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy.  O 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 it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.  Amen.   Please join us in saying the Rosary remotely, tonight at 9:00pm.    **Click here to make a contribution to Hogar Belen:  Mustard Seed Team Fundraising Page        

Prayer of Saint Francis: 
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy. 
O 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
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 
Amen.

Please join us in saying the Rosary remotely, tonight at 9:00pm.

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Day 4- Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Daily Prayer:
God, Our Father,
We pray that through the intercession of Saint Nicholas You will protect all children. Keep them safe from harm and help them grow in grace and be pleasing in Your sight. Give them strength to keep their Faith in You; and to keep alive their joy in Your creation. 
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. 
Amen. 
-Pope Francis

**Please join us at 7:00pm in the Parish Center to say the Rosary.

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Day 2- Sunday, August 5, 2018

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Daily Prayer:
Peace go with you.
God’s quiet within the noise.
God’s hope within uncertainty.
God’s rest within the toil.
God’s presence within your soul.
Peace go with you.
Amen.

Please join us at any Mass at St. Paul’s and contribute to the 2nd Collection benefiting the Hogar Belen Homes in Nicaragua.

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