Category : Prayer

Intercessions and Prayers for the U.S. Elections 2016

Here are some intercessions and prayers for the upcoming elections that you can select from and adapt for use in your Sunday and weekday Masses and in your own personal prayers. (Click here to download these prayers as a Word file) Sample intercessions Diana Macalintal Let us pray for the world and

Special intercession for Good Friday 2016

Each Triduum, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath offers a special intercession to be used during the Good Friday liturgy. This year, he asks that all parishes in the Diocese of San Jose include the following intercession in the Solemn Intercessions for the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Frida

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – September 1

Earlier this year, Pope Francis issued his landmark encyclical Laudato Si', on the care for our common home, the Earth. The best summary I heard of this document was this: It's not about simply caring for the environment. The Pope is calling us to care for one another, most especially those who are

Prayers for the Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra

On January 15, 2015, Pope Francis announced that “God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States, since he was the evangelizer of the western United States.” On September 23, 2015, during his apostolic journey to the U.S., Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra at the Ba

Prayer to Saint Joseph, our diocese’s patron saint

Our diocese's patron saint is Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His feast day (and our diocese's) is March 19. Saint Joseph - San Jose,we honor you as our Patron.We revere you as that "wise and loyal servant" whom the Lord placed over His household.With faith you trusted God's message

United through Prayer – Novena to Saint Joseph

Dear Youth and Young Adult Ministers, Peace be with you! I pray this email reaches you well and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. As you know, we are approaching the Solemnity of Saint Joseph next Thursday, March 19th, 2015. Since Saint Joseph is the patron saint of our diocese, we have a wonder