January 7, 2021 – Prayers for Peace in Our Nation
The leadership of the Rochester Franciscans, along with the 1300 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.
In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of goodwill to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.
Sister Ramona Miller, Congregational Minister
PRAYER TO END A PANDEMIC
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will
of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon
himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise
our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from
every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Due to COVID-19, Mass is no longer held at Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, until further notice.
Click on these links for daily Prayers to Share thru January 17, 2021:
Link to Daily Masses with Bishop Robert Barron: https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
Link to daily readings: http://www.usccb.org/
Link to a schedule of televised Masses in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester: https://www.dowr.org/about/weekly-mass.html
Photo courtesy Mayo Clinic
The Sisters of Saint Francis at Mayo Clinic joined Pope Francis in the world-wide praying of the rosary at 9 p.m. Rome time (3 p.m. Rochester time) on Thursday, March 19, 2020 for those affected by COVID-19.
The Sisters are praying the rosary daily for the Healthcare Incident Command System (HICs) team, Mayo Clinic leadership, the patients and staff.
“As long as HICs is activated we will pray for them. We are continuously at their side as they work tirelessly. God bless them and guide them in their work.” Sister Lauren Weinandt.