St. Patrick’s Day Blessing…
Let me offer you a special prayer of blessing on this St. Patrick's Day,,, My prayer of blessing today is that you will have a great St. Patrick’s Day, with many blessings. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
If you are celebrating today may you do so safely and joyfully. May we all be blessed with the strength of God to guide us, the power of God to uphold us, and the wisdom of God to enlighten me. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Sunday greetings and blessings to all and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. It is an early Sunday morning for me. I was up at 5:25 am and in about an hour I will head over to church for the first of 5 masses that I will preach today beginning with the 7:30 am mass. It will be a long day. The Lord is my light and my salvation!
I hope today will be a day of rest and celebration for you, though I know many of you have busy lives and today might include some busyness. If so, I hope you find at least a little time of rest during the day!
I ask your prayers for the faith community here at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in East Northport, NY and for their preacher that we might be gifted with a journey to the mountain top these next few days as we celebrate a time of mission.
My prayer of blessing is that today will offer all of us the opportunity to be blessed with a restful and peaceful day that will nourishes and refreshes us for the journey of a new week and whatever it brings to our life! I hope and pray that you find a little time for God today and when you do may you be blessed with the richness of God’s presence, grace, mercy and everlasting love. Remember as we hear in the Responsorial Psalm today, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?” From my perspective it is a wonderful thought with which to begin a new day! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, you invite us to listen to and walk with your chosen Son, Jesus. Nourish us today with his Word and Eucharist that we might have the spiritual sight and hearing that only a life of faith can bring. Help us to rejoice in the hope of your presence in our life. Grace us with your love that we may always hear your voice and see your face and live with you as our light and salvation. Bless us with a faith that always keeps us amazed and open to your loving presence. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all! I hope you had a restful night, one that has allowed you to rise refreshed and ready to begin a new day. If you are headed to the St. Patrick's Day Parade today enjoy and be safe!
I will be heading to East Northport, NY later today to begin a mission at St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Once again, I ask for your prayers, prayers for the community of faith at St. Anthony of Padua Parish and for the preacher who will be leading them in this time of mission. For those in the area the mission will be Monday thru Wednesday at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm. If you are in the area come and join us!
My prayer of blessing on this Saturday is that your love may more and more abound both in understanding and wealth of experience and that through the blessings of God love and mercy you will always value the things that really matter. May God blessing us all with the hope and joy of the Gospel this day and always! Remember to give God a little time this weekend. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, help us to live by your words. Guide us in the way of compassion, respect, caring, forgiving and love. Keep us focused on Jesus' way of disarming the evil in our life. Do not let us give in to the world’s view of power, might and right. Grace us so we can forgive when forgiveness is needed. Grace us with the humility to seek forgiveness when we have hurt others. Renew in us the Spirit of your love so that we might see today as the acceptable time to live by your words! Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessings to all! I hope you will have a wonderful end to the work week that it will lead you into a relaxing and restful weekend.
I pray for God’s blessing on all of us today that in some way we will have a day graced with the wonderful spirit of God that we will be blessed with the richness of God’s presence in our life in some way. May our day be blessed with successful travel, wonderful interaction with people, quiet refreshing moments, nourishment that energizes us and moments that remind us of God’s love and joy! Be well everyone and if you can take some time to enjoy life joyful way! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Good Jesus, the author and encourager of peace, love and goodwill, soften our hard and steely hearts, and warm our frozen and icy hearts, so that we may wish well to one another today and that we may be true disciples and friends of Jesus. Give us the grace even now to begin to reveal that heavenly life, where there is no hatred but rather peace and love everywhere. Amen! (Adapted from a prayer by Juan Luis Ludovicus Vives)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Thursday is starting off well and that your week is going well also. The mission at St. Eulalia’s ended very well last night. There was such a nice spirit in the parish throughout my time there. I meet many wonderful people. I had a safe journey home last night. I arrive around midnight and now I am getting ready to journey through my Thursday. Thanks for all your prayers this week!
I pray today for God's blessing upon all of us, that the richness of God’s presence will touch our lives in many ways so that we can strive to live in the fullness of life in all we do and with all whom we meet. Remember within you is a treasure – the treasure of God’s presence, trust yourself, find the goodness in yourself and live today with a joy filled heart! May God bless the gift that you are and everyone you meet! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Gift us O God, with a spirit that always contemplates what is right, what is good, what is worthy, what is decent, what is honorable, what is of value, the goodness, within ourselves and others. Help us to treat all we meet in the same way we want to be treated. Grace us with patience when we are not. Enliven us with trust in you so that we will always have the strength to ask, seek and knock. Knowing that if we do, we will always be given, we will always find, and the door will always be open! Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all! I trust your Wednesday is starting out well? I hope you will all have a great day wherever you are and in whatever you will be doing. We will be bringing the mission to a close here at St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester, MA today. It has been a spirit filled three days. Yesterday was somewhat busy, it was also a faith filled day as people shared their life story and their struggles with me and sought God’s forgiveness. I was tired at the end of the day, but it was a good tired! Again, I ask your prayers for this final day of mission, for the faith community here at St. Eulalia’s and their preacher.
My prayer of blessing today is that God will bless us with the richness of his grace so that we can navigate through this Wednesday of our week. May we all be blessed with the gift of God’s loving presence, a presence we will find in our encounters with others, in our travels and journeys, in our moments of quiet and within ourselves! Blessings upon all today. Have a great day everyone and know you are in my prayers! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
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