Give us Grace

Dearly beloved Parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s,

It has been a long awaiting encounter for the safe arrival of me, your unworthy and humble servant. I have longed to be here earlier than the expected date but the God who has planned and prepared all of us to meet as a family, in his own appointed time has opened the way.

My prayer and hope are contained in Psalm 103; that is God’s great love for us; that what God does for us tells us what he is really like. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name; Let all that I am praise the Lord; May I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly. (Psalms 103:1-6)

Prayer: Gracious good God, give us the grace to accept your just will in everything, including those things we cannot understand. Give us the grace of holiness in whatever we do and in whatever state in life we are. Amen