Bishop Loverde invites all to participate in a Novena of Prayer and Penance March 14th to 22nd!

Bishop Loverde invites all to join him in a novena of prayer and penance from March 14 to March 22, the day preceding the oral arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor case before the U. S. Supreme Court. In addition, Bishop Loverde invites all members of our diocesan family to join him in prayerful observance of each of the First Fridays of April, May, and June. Participation should include taking part in the Holy Mass, some form of penance, and invoking the intercessory prayer of the Lord Jesus Whose Sacred Heart continues to beat with love for the … Continue reading

Prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!” You are the visible … Continue reading

Prayer for Religious Freedom

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, we come before you to entrust our prayers and petitions for our Church, nation and families. We pray for the conversion of hearts to protect religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the sanctity of marriage. We beg for your mercy and forgiveness for ways we have turned from your love, and pray in reparation for those sins committed against life and freedom. We pray that our hearts be united to yours in order that all mankind may come together to worship and adore you in unity rooted in love and mercy. We do … Continue reading

Litany for Liberty

For use during the Fortnight for Freedom United States Conference of Catholic Bishops This prayer may be prayed in a group setting led by a leader of prayer, who begins the litany with the introduction and the announcement of each invocation, or if it is prayed individually, the individual prays the entire prayer. Introduction Christ the Lord has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Let us turn to him in humble but fervent petition, seeking the grace to root out from our hearts all trace of darkness, and all that holds us back from walking in the … Continue reading

Novena Prayers to St. Thomas More, Martyr & Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians, & Lawyers

For the election of state and local leaders who will defend life, marriage and religious liberty October 27 – November 4, 2013 ++++++ On Tuesday November 5th Virginians will elect our state and local leaders. Of all the issues at stake none is more important than the defense of the right to life, although the protection of traditional marriage and religious liberty come close in importance. Please join your fellow St. Raymond parishioners in nine days of prayer that The Lord will grant us leaders who will prioritize these principles of justice. Together let us pray in our homes or … Continue reading

Heroic Act of Charity

Heavenly Father, in union with the merits of Jesus and Mary, I offer to You for the sake of the poor souls all the satisfactory value of my works during life, as well as all that will be done for me after death. I give You my all through the hands of the Immaculate Virgin Mary that she may set free whatever souls she pleases, according to her heavenly wisdom and mother’s love for them. Recieve this offering, O God, and grant me in return an increase of Your grace. Amen.

Prayer for Government

We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name. We pray Thee, who alone art good and holy, to endow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal, and sanctity of life, our chief bishop, Pope N., the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the government of his Church; our own bishop, N., all other bishops, prelates, and pastors of the Church; and especially those … Continue reading

Fatima Prayers

Taught by the Angel at Fatima My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You 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 indifference by which He is offended. And, through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg … Continue reading

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Pray for us. Holy Mother of God, Pray for us. Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us. Mother of Christ, Pray for us. Mother of divine grace, Pray for us. Mother most pure, Pray for us. Mother most chaste, Pray for us. … Continue reading