Prayer upon the Canonization
Popes John XXIII and John Paul II
Eternal God, you have given us extraordinary examples of pastoral leadership through Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.
In both men we see your desire that all peoples may be one; that the sanctity of human life may be honored and that war and violence may come to an end.
May the canonization of these great popes cause us to reflect more deeply on our own path of discipleship and resolve to be more active in proclaiming your Gos- pel through our words and actions.
We pray this in Jesus Christ, our Lord and brother through the grace of the Holy Spirit.
( previous week's Pastor's Desk can be found under Parish Ministries)
We will celebrate First Communion on Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 am at our Schaghticoke site.