Of Note This Week –
- Editor’s Note – Prayer for the Hurricane Season
- US bishops call plan to end DACA “reprehensible”
- US bishops issue statement clarifying position on advocacy and care for migrants and refugees
- Links to stories and commentaries about Pope Francis’ trip to Columbia
- Irish priests’ group calls for halt in permanent diaconate training
- Petition to ordain married men sent to Rockville Centre bishop
- The changing face of Christianity in America
- Professional Development Webinar – On the Way of Catechesis: Highlights of History, Hope for Ministry, Sept. 12.
- Professional Development Webinar – Creative Answers and Specific Approaches to Young Adult Faith Formation, Sept. 19
- Offered for annotated review this week:
Editors Note: Please keep all those in the path of Hurricane Irma in your prayers in the coming days. Below is a Prayer for the Hurricane Season that we captured from the Diocese of Beaumont, TX website – www.dioceseofbmt.org.
Prayer For Hurricane Season
God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former calmness; You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf of Mexico, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its sleep, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us.