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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

liturgical color – white

TODAY’S READINGS

1 Peter 5:1-4  – Psalm 23 – Matthew 16

Thought of the day

Your deeds may be the only sermon some people hear today.

— St. Francis of Assisi

  Weekly Prayer

Blessed are you, O Christ our God,
who did make the fisherman wise
by sending the Holy Spirit on them,
and by them netting the whole world!
Glory to you, O Lover of humankind!

Byzantine prayer (6th century)


  The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for February 2017


  • Comfort for the Afflicted

    That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

  • Urgent Intention – Sacredness of Life

    We pray for the children who are in danger of the interruption of pregnancy, as well as for persons who are at the end of life — every life is sacred! — so that no one is left alone and that love may defend the meaning of life.

     

    Pope Francis will announce his urgent intention during his first Sunday Angelus address of each month, after which both prayer intentions will be updated here for the month.

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