...and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!" -LK 1:41,42
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Saint Mary of the Visitation - Lockhart
A Roman Catholic Parish - Diocese of Austin Texas
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Jesus invites his new disciples to become fishers of men. Do you regularly pray for vocations? Have you invited someone to consider a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life?
Jesús invita a sus nuevos discípulos a ser pescadores de hombres . ¿Oras regularmente por las vocaciones ? Ha invitado a alguien a considerar la vocación al sacerdocio , al diaconado o la vida religiosa ?
Pray with the Church
Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the Month of January 2015-
Universal Intention, For Peace-
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Evangelization Intention, For Consecrated life-
That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.
Oración Intenciones del Papa Francisco del Mes de Enero 2015-
Intención universal, Por la Paz -
Que los de diversas tradiciones religiosas y todas las personas de buena voluntad pueden trabajar juntos por la paz .
Intención Evangelización, Para la Vida Consagrada -
Que en este año dedicado a la vida consagrada, religiosos y religiosas puede redescubrir la alegría de el seguimiento de Cristo y se esfuerzan por servir a los pobres con celo.
Bishop Vásquez' prayer intention for the week-
For all those who promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life through prayer, action and support ...
Obispo Vásquez' intención de oración para la semana-
Por todos aquellos que promueven las vocaciones al sacerdocio y a la vida consagrada a través de la oración, la acción y el apoyo...
Pray for Others-
Please Pray for those in our parish who are ill,
home-bound, and in nursing homes.
Pray especially for...
Jack Guillory; Cecil Cruz; Lillian Siemering; Geneva Martinez; Otilia Sedillo; David Pastrano; Levi Perez; Pete Juarez; Gwen Till; Esperanza Rangel; Marcy Youngman; Nellie Sanchez; Mike Halligan; Fr. Robert Becker; Raymond Mireles; Manuel & Catarina Trelles ;Pedro & Louisa Guerrero; Emily Garcia; Ernestina Arredondo; Josie Trejo-Delgado; Carlos Munoz; Sister Lillian Manning; Sam Nunez; Lily Serna....May the Lord comfort them and send his healing grace upon them, we pray to the Lord.
Pray for and thank all military men and women and their families, of all who
have been deployed, who serve or have served in the armed forces. God bless and keep them safe. And may God bless America!
Please pray for vocations that many young people will seek the will of God in their lives and dare to be bold.
A NEW YEAR PRAYER-
Thank you Lord for giving me the brand new year ahead. Help me live the way I should as each new day I tread. Give me gentle wisdom that I might help a friend. Give me strength and courage so a shoulder I might lend. The year ahead is empty, help me fill it with good things, each new day filled with joy and happiness it brings. Amen.
CATHOLIC NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS-
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Liturgy of the Hours...
"Seven times a day I praise you, because
Liturgy of the Hours Links...
Novus Ordo English Chant- Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Extraordinary Monastic Latin Chant-
Monks of Abbey of Sainte Madeleine du Barroux
Authorized translation from the New American Bible for liturgical use in the United States. Both text and audio are available.
The translations are from the Jerusalem Bible; the authorised translation for liturgical use in the UK and in several other parts of the English-speaking world.
Traditional Roman Breviary in Latin and English;
pre-Trident Monastic / new calendar 1960.