A Prayer for Families
O God, to you we lift up our souls.
We pray for our loved ones, who are dearer to us than life.
Give them, we beseech you, your Fatherly protection. Keep them from all harm, from bodily hurt, from distress of mind and spirit.
Fortify their desire and their endeavor to know your will. Deepen their resolve to make their daily lives an ever-growing obedience to it.
Help them in their struggle with the world, in their fight with their own hearts, with self-will, with indolence, with heedlessness of their higher, true well being.
Help us, too, O God, so that our own life may be a worthy example and a potent impulse to their noblest strivings.
—Prayer from Father Daniel J. Menniti’s first Penitential Rite at
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Download the 3-page special section on Divine Mercy from Seton Sunday HERE. Divine Mercy icon written by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioner Peggy Gaizauskas. Copyright (c) Peggy Gaizauskas. Used with permission. Read about Peggy’s work and experience with the Divine Mercy image and how parishioner Don Tatkovski brought this devotion to our parish in this week’s Seton Sunday or in the special section on Divine Mercy, above.
Building our Legacy
A legacy is not built quickly. It rises with an inspired vision. With confident reliance on God’s grace it is built with toil, sacrifice, and teamwork. A legacy is a precious thing. It isn’t for one generation alone. It is to be received in gratitude and handed on in hope. Faith and confidence in God, together with the sacrifice and hard work of our founders, brought us from a vision and an empty field on Mount Allen to the great parish we are today. Read more