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Prayer and Mass Times

Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse Chapel

Morning Prayer

Monday – Friday: 6:55 a.m.
Saturday: Private
Sunday: 7:35 a.m.

Mass Times

Monday – Friday: 7:15 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.

Evening prayer

Monday – Sunday: 4:45 p.m.
Except Tuesday: Private

Eucharistic Adoration

Second Sunday of each month (except September, our Picnic day)
3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Every Friday afternoon: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekly Prayers

Week of June 27: “Lord, I cried to you for help. You listened and had pity” (Psalms 30).  Lord, help me remember that you always answer my prayer for help. Maybe  it’s not what I expect, but you help me in other ways, too. (Written by  Sister Mary Angela Matthews, OSU)

Week of June 20: Loving and Merciful God, we are your people who stand in great need of your mercy. You have made us for love, yet there is so much hate in our world. You have made us for yourself, yet we seek riches rather than you. You have made us for your kingdom, yet even as we pray “Thy kingdom come” we set up our own kingdoms of earthly possessions.
We ask you, Lord, hear our prayer for help. Change our hearts and minds. Make us see your desires for us and let us seek them with all our hearts. We pray in the name of Jesus our brother. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of June 13: Jesus took on our fragile flesh and made of it a temple for the living God. Jesus, I am your temple, and so is everyone around me! Help me treat others like I would try to treat you. (Written by Sister Mary Angela Matthews, OSU)

Week of June 6: Jesus, I need you today!  Renew my strength and heal me with your grace. Lord, your grace helps me do what is above my strength.  Let me always count on you. Thank you for your faithfulness to me. (Written by Sister Mary Angela Matthews, OSU)

Week of May 31: Jesus, you hold the key to everlasting life. Help us to turn to you in our times of suffering and pain. We believe your rising from the dead can restore life to all those places in our life that yearn for resurrection. We pray in the name of Christ, our risen Lord. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of May 23: O God, we who have a stable life and a secure dwelling often forget those who are not as blessed as we. When I read the newspaper of watch the news on television, I am reminded of how many of my sisters and brothers are immigrants looking for a safe home and meaningful work. So many of them are parents whose greatest desire is to give their children what they need to feel secure and to have an opportunity to develop their God given potential.

So I pray, Loving God, touch our hearts with compassion and empower all of us who live in security to find ways to welcome our struggling brothers and sisters and share the blessings you have given us. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of May 16: Loving God, with our Mother Angela we take refuge at the feet of Jesus and ask that you light up the darkness of our heart. Give us the grace we need to help us look within and confront the darkness we find. May we generously receive the good you know we need. Make us your true servants. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of May 9: Jesus, you know what it is like to be a homeless immigrant. You were born in a stable in Bethlehem far away from your home in Nazareth. You know what it is like to flee from your home in order to save your life. Mary and Joseph had to flee to Egypt to avoid your death by Herod who sought to kill you. You know what it is like to be vulnerable in a strange land. Convert our hearts and help us to welcome those who are crossing our borders today. May we see you in them and welcome them as we would welcome you. We pray in your name. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

 

Week of May 2: God of Resurrection, you promised everlasting life to those who believe. May we experience the power of your Spirit who dwells within us. May we have the courage to respond to your call to become yhour disciples and to boldly proclaim the good news of the gospel in word and action. We ask this in the name of Jesus our risen savior. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of April 25: Lord Jesus, after your death and resurrection, knowing that you were returning to the Father, you told the apostles, “I will be with you a little while longer.” Yet you did not leave us orphans. You found a way to be with us even today. You gave us the Eucharist as food and you called us to be your Body, the Church on earth in these days. Help us to grow in understanding this responsibility and to follow this call in sincerity and truth. Teach us to trust in your promise to be with us and show us the way. Send your Spirit to guide us. Amen. (Written by Sister Mary Irene Cecil, OSU)

Week of April 18: God, you promised to give us a new heart and a new spirit. With confidence I ask you to melt away any hardness that is in my heart. Replace it with gentleness, kindness and mercy. May I see you in the face of every person I meet today and treat them as you would treat them. May I live the gospel message not only in my words but also in my actions. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of April 11: God of rainbows, sunsets and starry skies, help us to recognize you in the beauty of creation. It is our privilege to live and walk on this earth. It is our duty and responsibility to care for the earth and all creation. Help us to always be attentive to how we use what you have given us and to do all we can to protect the earth for future generations. We pray in the name of the Blessed and Undivided Trinity. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of April 4: God of quiet and God of action, speak to my listening heart. Help me to know when it is time to sit quietly in contemplation and when it is time for action. Help me to recognize that you are in both. Thank you for your faithfulness to me. Help me to witness your faithful love to my sisters and brothers. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of March 28: “To be merciful means to grow in Love,
which is courageous, generous and real. In this yearlong celebration of Mercy, we can discover that life together as brothers and sisters is like a great party, perhaps the most beautiful party we can imagine, the endless party that Jesus has taught us to celebrate by His Spirit. The Jubilee is the party to which Jesus invites us all, without excluding anyone.”
– Pope Francis

Loving God, teach us to understand your mercy, to be grateful for it, and to be your face of mercy for those with whom we live and work. Help us to find ways of sharing your love, especially with those among us who are most in need of it. Help us to reach out to the millions of our suffering sisters and brothers who do not have even the basic necessities of life. May we join with them in prayer for peace and mercy for all. Amen.
(Written by Sister Ruth Gehres, OSU)

Week of March 21: O God, our Lenten journey reminds us that we came from the earth and one day we will return to the earth. Have mercy on us when we do not heed your call to live your gospel message. Bring us back from all our wanderings and lead us to the feet of Jesus. We pray in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit and for your honor and glory, O God. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of March 14: God of mercy, grant us a peaceful heart. Lift us from the desert of darkness and temptation and draw us ever closer to you. Direct us toward the path of healing. Satisfy the longing we fail to acknowledge or recognize in our complex lives. Grace us with time and space to seek and know your presence in the people, events and encounters of this day. Open our eyes to your faithfulness and tender mercy. Amen. (Written by Sister Martha Keller, OSU)

Week of March 7: Most gracious God, your mercy is boundless and always available to us. We are your children and you call us to mercy. Help us always to remember that sharing mercy to others is showing mercy to you. The way we treat others is the way we treat you. Help us to be merciful. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Written by Sister Mary Irene Cecil, OSU)

Week of Feb. 29: Heavenly Father, walk with me today, and grant that I may hear Your footsteps and gladly follow where they lead.   Talk with me today, grant that I may hear Your tender Voice, and hasten to its counsel.    Stay with me today, grant that I may feel Your gentle presence in all I do, say and think.   Be my strength when I weaken, my courage when I fear.   Help me to know that it is Your Hand holding mine throughout all the hours of this day.  And when night falls, grant that I may know I rest in Your Heart.   Amen. (Written by the late Sister Rita Lavigne, OSU)

Week of Feb. 22: O God, when I watch the news and see the faces of so many hungry children and parents who are distressed because they have nothing to feed them I think how terrible it is and go right back to living my comfortable lifestyle. There are times when I say that I am hungry but my hunger is nothing like that of the people of Syria. Bless those who are making efforts to feed them and all hungry people. Have mercy on all of us who fail to do all we can to follow the command of your son Jesus to feed the hungry. We cry out for mercy. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)

Week of Feb. 15: God of boundless mercy, spread your light on our world and all your people. We have sinned and have gone astray from your commandments and are in need of your mercy. Forgive us our sins and lead us to see all people as our brothers and sisters. Strengthen our faith and trust in your loving mercy. Make us strong where we are weak, humble where we are proud, generous where we are selfish. Teach us to follow Jesus’ example of gospel living by showing mercy to all. We ask this in gratitude for all your mercy as we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Written by Sister Mary Irene Cecil, OSU)

Week of Feb. 8: Merciful and tender God, as we approach this Lenten season give us the grace to turn our hearts to you. Have mercy on us. Strengthen us inwardly and help us to respond graciously and generously to your invitation to conversion. Help us to extend your love and mercy to all our sisters and brothers without discrimination or judgment. We ask this in the name of your son Jesus who loves us all unconditionally. Amen. (Written by Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU)