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  • Novena Prayer To Saint Anthony of Padua

    Let us pray for each other's intentions, for those who have left the Church, and for the people of Ukraine.

    Saint Anthony of Padua’s Story

    The Gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of Saint Anthony of Padua’s life. Over and over again, God called him to something new in his plan. Every time Anthony responded with renewed zeal and self-sacrificing to serve his Lord Jesus more completely.

    His journey as the servant of God began as a very young man when he decided to join the Augustinians in Lisbon, giving up a future of wealth and power to be a servant of God. Later, when the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the Good News.

    Anthony entered the Franciscan Order and set out to preach to the Moors. But an illness prevented him from achieving that goal. He went to Italy and was stationed in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks.

    The call of God came again at an ordination where no one was prepared to speak. The humble and obedient Anthony hesitantly accepted the task.
    The years of searching for Jesus in prayer, of reading sacred Scripture and of serving him in poverty, chastity, and obedience had prepared Anthony to allow the Spirit to use his talents. Anthony’s sermon was astounding to those who expected an unprepared speech and knew not the Spirit’s power to give people words.


    Recognized as a great man of prayer and a great Scripture and theology scholar, Anthony became the first friar to teach theology to the other friars. Soon he was called from that post to preach to the Albigensians in France, using his profound knowledge of Scripture and theology to convert and reassure those who had been misled by their denial of Christ’s divinity and of the sacraments.

    After he led the friars in northern Italy for three years, he made his headquarters in the city of Padua. He resumed his preaching and began writing sermon notes to help other preachers. In the spring of 1231 Anthony withdrew to a friary at Camposampiero where he had a sort of treehouse built as a hermitage. There he prayed and prepared for death.

    On June 13, he became very ill and asked to be taken back to Padua, where he died after receiving the last sacraments. Anthony was canonized less than a year later and named a Doctor of the Church in 1946.
    Information from franciscanmedia.org
     
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    Prayer to the “Wonder Worker”

    After you died, St. Anthony, God chose to make your holiness known to the world and to draw people by working miracles in answer to prayers made in your name. Since then, people have asked God to continue to honor you by working wonders through your intercession. Those who have experienced the power of prayers offered in your name have told how God has answered them. God has healed the sick, restored peace of mind, relieved poverty and granted favors of all kinds.
    Now in this time of need, I ask you, St. Anthony, to pray with me for the things I desire. I pray that God may again give me a sign of loving care and providence, and that through you, God may draw us all to the fullness of life and love in eternity.
    Amen.


     
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  • Please pray for these intentions

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    • Praying for the Peace of Christ to reign in this land as well as in each of our hearts
    • Please pray that my my life becomes better, less stress more peace
    • Richard
    • For my father going through a very difficult time
    • Family to reunite with each other. Bring Greg home. Good health for myself and my husband and our family. The answer to a special intention my husband is praying for. Good health for my sister. Take care of Linda, Maryann, Diane and Rosemary. For my husband and I to renew our vows on our 50th anniversary in Sept. Amen
    • For my nephew, that he find his way to his true healthy self
    • For my niece
    • For health and peace for my grand niece and brother-in-law, and for our country and all our children.
    • For my husband and daughter’s father who passed 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer.  For those fighting this dreadful disease and all those with cancer…. May they find peace.
    • For my nephew Claudio and my friend Tommy ,both have cancer
    • The Heath of my sister Maryann
    • Protect the people in Ukraine and bring peace.
    • For my brother who is fighting deadly infectious disease
    • Please pray for me Yesterday I fell and broke my leg I’m having surgery today
    • For my niece who has cancer
    • Please Pray for my daughter Maria She is battling cancer for the 3rd time
    • Granddaughter help her through her anxiety.
    • For  my brother who has leukemia and is in need of healing. Needs to become father.
    • Pray for my son to overcome his mental issues and turn to Jesus for help and guidance in all things.
    • For my daughter to enjoy her life and come back to the church
    • For my children to embrace their faith
    • The souls of the faithful departed. (AB) For peace and clarity with future opportunities.
    • By the intercession of St Padre Pio please king Jesus Christ heal my parents and grant them your salvation; deliver me from darkness and grant me wisdom and wealth. Amen
    • For a successful job interview to replace lost income.
    • For a successful job interview to replace lost incomeFor my children’s hearts to be converted so they turn to their faith for comfort, to the church and it’s catechism for guidance, and to the Holy Spirit for Wisdom.
    • Peace in the family
    • Please God. Give My Mom Strength and Cure her from Cancer. Amen
    • Please cure my Mom from Cancer We need her. Also, please give her and my family strength. Amen. 
    • Family to reunite with each other. Also, good health for myself and my husband. Prayers for a recovery from surgery for 3 friends and a job to work out for my nephew and for my sister to not be alone. I ask that in Jesus’ name Amen
    • For our family to return to being together again and talk and see each other again. For good health.
    • Please pray for my youngest sister, Joyce, who has Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer.
    • Please God, Padre Pio and St Raphael please heal My Mom Kathleen from cancer. Please send her strength and please cure her from This. Amen
    • I pray for Father John and all Priests to feed God’s sheep and I pray that I may always keep my family safe and secure and close to Jesus.
    • Please pray for one of our Parish families that is experiencing difficulties at this time
    • For my daughter, Colleen (confirmed Kateri), that she soon finds a safe and affordable place to move in NYC.
    • Marielle, Mary, Pat, William, Will, Brianna
    • Please pray that my husband’s job is moved back to New Jersey so he can remain working and living near his family. Thank you!
    • Please pray for my great niece. Mental, physical and spiritual health, for her peace and safety.
    • Please pray for the health of my husband Wayne to regain his strength to walk and fully recover from illness that has taken away the quality of his life.
    • For my mother, and other deceased family that they are at peace.
    • For all those who feel alone, lost and without hope that they receive grace and peace
    • For my son and daughter, as they await approval for a transplant operation
    • Asking for my friends at St. Leo the Great to please pray for my mother. She needs your prayers as she is in the hospital fighting for her life. Thank you for all your prayers! In Jesus' name, AMEN! 
    • Please pray for my daughter and son who struggle with anxiety and depression .
    • Virginia, mother of Cynthia, parishioner
    • Willingness to manage my mental health, and finding the strength to fight through the deep depression that is making my life feel so dark and hopeless.
    • Mom and Dad. Also Good buddy Harold
    • Please pray for good health for those who are sick & suffering.
    • For the health and well-being of my family
    • To be a better mother
    • I pray for all those who are unemployed or underemployed because of the pandemic
    • I pray for my dear friend the most loving and caring nurse I know.
    • Thomas
    • For my niece who contracted COVID away at college and is sick, scared and alone.
    • Please pray for my son Patrick who struggles with mental illness. Thank you
    • For the health of my family members
    • Please pray for active duty military in Iraq and Kuwait. In light of the recent activity, please pray for the safety of a member of our parish and the troops serving our country. Thank you.
    • Please Pray that my family will come back to the church
    • Please pray for my best friend - that she finds a treatment for her illness that she has been battling so valiantly.
    • For Pete who has Covid and pneumonia. And for his wife Regina, probably from stress, who ended up in the ER this week
    • For a new treatment to work for Ernest. Give him & his family the physical & mental strength to endure this journey.
    • Our Lady of Lourdes, please give Ernest the strength to endure the new treatments for Multiple Myloma which he has had for 5 years. We pray these new treatments will strengthen him
    • Please pray for my son DR who struggles with ADHD and anxiety.