St Alban’s Catholic Church

Macclesfield

Please Pray for Father Peter - December 2016 Monthly News Article

As many of you will no doubt know our Parish Priest, Father Peter, is seriously ill and has been re-admied to hospital. This is a time that we should all, as a parish, confirm and demonstrate our faith by praying for the return to health of Fr Peter.

A few weeks ago, earlier in November, some thirty parishioners and friends of the parish undertook a pilgrimage to Rome and other key pilgrimage sites in Italy, including the shrine of St Pio at San Giovanni Rotondo. Fr Peter was due to lead the pilgrimage but had to withdraw at the last minute due to strict doctors' orders not to travel. Wise advice given what has transpired!

All of us who made the pilgrimage found the experience of vising Fr Pio's shrine spiritually uplifting and we were all presented with a novena prayer card which incorporated a fragment of St Pio’s clothing. The following few verses reproduce the prayers said every day by Fr Pio for all those who asked for his prayers. The faithful are invited to recite it as a novena...perhaps in our case we can o?er it up for Fr Peter.


EFFICACIOUS PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
1) O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you". Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...The healing of Fr Peter Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

2) O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you". Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of...The healing of Fr Peter ...Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

3) O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away". Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of..."The healing of Fr Peter"... Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

4) O Sacred Heart of Jesus, For whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender mother and ours.

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement O loving O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us oh holy mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ...St Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
Amen


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