Faith

Prayer of the Month

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts -
by the Power of God -
thrust into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Faith Formation

  • Wednesday School Mass at 8:00 am
  • Morning Prayer
  • Religion Classes
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation
  • Service Opportunities
  • Prayer of the Month
  • Vocations Awareness Events
  • Daily Parish Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Wednesday School Mass 8:00 am (English)
  • Anticipated Mass 5:00 pm on Saturday (English)
  • Sunday Masses 8:00 am (English), 9:30 am (English), and 11:00 AM (Spanish)
  • Stations of the Cross 1:20 and 2:10 pm on Fridays of Lent
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

St. Michael offers a multitude of faith-based activities for students, families, and residents of the neighborhood.

This year St. Michael students in preschool through first grade will be able to participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a faith formation program that is rooted in Scripture (Bible study), liturgy (church services), and Montessori educational principles.

For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please visit http://www.cgsusa.org/ .

In order to implement this program, the school is in need of a number of materials. If you are able to provide any supplies, you assistance would be greatly appreciated! Please see the link below for specific needs.

St. Michael Church
Mass Parts
Psalm for the Season: Psalm 105

Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name,,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.

Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Vocations Awareness
The Eucharist
The Eucharist
Father Bob
An Altar Server
Graduation Prayer Service
St. Michael Church
Proclaiming the Gospel
The Mass
Before Mass
Classroom Prayer Table
Project on St. Juan Diego
The Altar
Projects for Religion Class
The Fruits of the Spirit
Religion Class: 4th Grade
Religion Class: 7th Grade
Religion Class: 3rd Grade
May Crowning
Graduation Service
Fr. Bob and Graduates
Graduation Service
West Transept Window
Altar and East Transept Window
Interior of St. Michael Church
Black Madonna of Częstochowa
Fr. Bob
Graduation Service
Homily at Graduation
The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

Amen.

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen.

O, My Jesus

O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of your mercy.

Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Amen.

The Rosary
Click on the image for directions on how to pray the rosary.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts -
by the Power of God -
thrust into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

The Act of Contrition

O, my God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against You whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with Your help,
to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ, suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy.

Amen.

Magnificat (Canticle of Mary)

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

Benedictus (Canticle of Zechariah)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
A savior who would free us from our foes, from the hands of all who hate us.

So his love for our fathers is fulfilled and his holy covenant remembered.
He swore to Abraham our father to grant us, that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

As for you, child, you shall be called a prophet of God,the most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people, by the forgiveness of their sins.

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Amen.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall possess the earth.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice' sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men reproach you,
and persecute you,
and speaking falsely, saying all manner of evil against you, for My sake.

The O Antiphons

O Wisdom of Our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: teach us to walk in the paths of knowledge.

O Lord of Ancient Israel, giver of the Law of Moses on Sinai: rescue us with your mighty power.

O Flower of Jesseís Stem, sign of Godís love for all his people: save us without delay!

O Key of David, opening the gates of Godís eternal Kingdom, free the prisoners of darkness!

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: shine on those lost in the darkness of death!

O King of All Nations, source of your Churchís unity and faith: save all mankind, your own creation!

O Emmanuel, Godís presence among us, our King, our Judge: save us, Lord our God!

Amen.

Prayer to Our Redeemer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
From the evil one protect me, at the hour of death call me, and bid me to come to you that with your saints I may praise you forever.

Amen.

St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

Amen.

Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit)

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God's hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father,
Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom Godís love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.

Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Family

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make our family one with you.
Help us to be instruments of peace.
Grant that love, strengthened by grace,
may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
May we always have God at the center of our hearts and homes
until we are all one family,
happy and at peace
in our true home with you.

Amen.

Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine

Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine

O Lord,
The house of my soul is narrow;
enlarge it that you may enter in.
It is ruinous, O repair it!
It displeases Your sight.
I confess it, I know.
But who shall cleanse it,
to whom shall I cry
but to you?
Cleanse me
from my secret faults, O Lord,
and spare Your servant
from strange sins.

Amen.

The Eternal Rest Prayer

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

The Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day,
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
in reparation for my sins,
for the intentions of all our associates,
and for the general intention recommended this month.

Amen.

Act of Faith

Oh my God,
I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins,
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths which the holy Catholic Church teaches,
because in revealing them you can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Amen.

Act of Hope

O my God,
relying on your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises,
I hope to obtain pardon of my sins,
the help of your grace,
and life everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ,
my Lord and Redeemer.

Amen.

Act of Love

O my God,
I love you above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all-good and worthy of all love.

I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Amen.

The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary:
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done to me according to your word.

Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

V. And the Word was made flesh:
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God:
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son,
was made known by the message of an angel,
may be brought by his Passion and Cross to the glory of the Resurrection,
through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Regina Caeli

V. O Queen of heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
R. For he whom you were made worthy to bear, Alleluia.
V. Has risen again as he said, Alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has arisen indeed, Alleluia.

Let us pray:
O God, who by the Resurrection of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, saw fit to give joy to the world,
grant, we beg you,
that through the intercession of his Mother,
the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.

Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Te Deum (Ambrosian Hymn)

O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.
All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,
The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:
The Father of infinite Majesty;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,
Thou didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.
Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.
We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.
Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.

V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!
R. Govern them, and raise them up forever.

V. Every day we thank Thee.
R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.

V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
R. O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.

Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon)

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;
Your word has been fulfilled.
My eyes have seen the salvation
You have prepared in the sight of every people,
A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people, Israel.


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