Covid-19: Pope offers prayer to Virgin Mary for protection
Dear Parishioner, a call to Prayer: The Holy Father has requested that all Catholics pray the Rosary during the month of May, particularly on Saturdays. His Holiness has also given two prayers to Our Lady that can be used at the end of the Rosary (or can be prayed whenever one wishes).
Furthermore, for the sake of unity and cohesion within the Archdiocese, Archbishop Stephen Brislin kindly requests that all Catholics pray the first prayer of Pope Francis to Our Lady at 12 noon every day:
O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the foot of the cross, were united with Jesus' suffering, and persevered in your faith. Protectress of all people, you know our needs, and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial. 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. Amen.
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.
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