Prayer Partners

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We invite you to join in a 54 Day Rosary Novena starting on August 15 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and ending on October 7 (Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.} The intention for this rosary novena are the upcoming elections and for peace in our country. Let us pray that a multitude of people will join in praying a daily rosary for this intention. If you wish to follow the details of what is known as the 54 Day Rosary Novena, please see these instructions which explain further how to pray the 54 Day Rosary Novena. As you probably know, Our Blessed Mother has been most generous in blessing any effort to say this novena.

August 2020

  1. Please thank God for the most special occasion that will be taking place here at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Raytown, MO at 9 am Saturday, September 5. Sister Joanna Marie Schlies, presently a novice, will be making her first vows at that Mass celebrated by Bishop Johnston.
  2. The Vladivostok Most Holy Mother of God Parish feast day is celebrated on August 15 as the weather in that part of the world is not often cooperative in January. However, the Blessed Mother will, on any day, appreciate her children's love. May our prayers for this special parish rekindle in all its members a greater love for our Mother Mary, and a deeper devotion to bringing their neighbors to her Son, Jesus.
  3. Please pray for a deepening of faith for all the Catholic students from all over the world studying in Vladivostok. A group of them meet with the sisters for lessons once a week. It takes extra courage to be Catholic, and to invite others to the Faith, in a country where few embrace and live the Faith.
  4. Both in Vladivostok and in Raytown the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program (CGS) is being offered. Please pray for the families who are planning the religious study programs for their children. May they not let the importance of their children's faith be neglected because of their children's many other activities. Also, please keep in your daily prayers, the sisters and their fellow catechists, both in Vladivostok and in Raytown, who are preparing to teach the CGS classes this Fall and the many parish volunteers who are helping create the many teaching materials that the program requires.
  5. Your prayers are needed for the safe travel of the Sisters in Russia as they return home for a few weeks of rejuvenation after a two-year tour in Russia.

Thank you!

Prayer to Our Suffering Savior For the Souls in Purgatory by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O most sweet Jesus, through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them, O Lord, Have mercy on them.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel crucifixion, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the cross, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.
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Prayer Partners: Please pray that young women who have a vocation to the missionary life will come, and that our community will develop according to God's plan.

Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for our mission work would be most appropriate.

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Our community, Sisters in Jesus the Lord, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) who was a sister of the Visitation Order in France was responsible for spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout the Church. She said in one of her letters:

"It seems to me that our Lord's earnest desire to have his sacred heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.

A prayer that we sisters say daily is the following:

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Have Mercy on us
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Inflame our hearts with Your love
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Help us to make You known and loved by all
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Orthodox Seminary Chapel Icon
in Vladivostok, Russia
(Photo taken with permission)
Chapel of the Martyrs
Chapel of the Martyrs of Most Holy Mother
of God Catholic Church in Vladivostok, Russia