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Day by Day Through Lent: Day Seven


With Jesus in the desert ...

As we come to the end of the first full week of Lent, we are confronted with violence, the threat of violence, and an undertone of dread that violence might strike close to home. A good prayer for this lenten day can be an ancient Celtic blessing:

A Celtic Prayer for Peace

Peace between neighbors;

Peace between kin;

Peace between lovers;

Peace between enemies.

Peace between persons;

Peace between wife and husband;

Peace between parents and child;

The peace of Christ above all, peace.

Bless, O Lord, my face!

Let my face bless everything!

Bless O Lord, mine eye;

Let mine eye bless all it sees.


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St. Matthew Parish Catholic Church

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Saturday:  4:00pm Vigil

Sunday:    8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

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