Holy Family PCCW
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
God of heavenly wisdom
You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus,
to be our guide and counselor.
Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.
O Mother of Good Counsel,
Patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women,intercede for us, that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the Church,
Help us, dear mother,
to know the mind of Jesus, your son.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God’s creation,
and compassion for all God’s Children.
May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God and may God’s gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come.
Salute to the Cross
Unto the King Eternal, Immortal, and Invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever. AMEN
Prayer for the
Beatification and Canonization
of Father Joseph Walijewski
Holy and Good God, your servant and priest, Father Joseph Walijewski, through priestly zeal and heroic holiness, defended innocence against the sadness of evil, especially to broken families and helpless children.
Imaging the Compassionate Christ, he led others to the font of sacramental life and the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their True and Only Savior.
Heavenly Father, we humbly pray You to raise up Your servant, Father Joseph Walijewski, whose joyful priestly heart was resolute in the Heart of Christ Jesus, to the courts of heaven; and, through Your Holy Spirit, who guides and leads the Church, give him to us as a saint and hero of this generation.
Through his example may there be a new urgency of souls for Christ. Through his intercession, I humbly ask (make your intention here) through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop William Patrick Callahan, OFM Conv.
Diocese of La Crosse, Wis.