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Sacrament of Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation 

All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by water and the Holy Spirit
you freed your sons and daughters from sin
And gave them new life.
Send your Holy Spirit upon them
to be their helper and guide.
Give them the spirit of [1] wisdom and [2] understanding,
the spirit of [3] right judgment and [4] courage,
the spirit of [5] knowledge and [6] reverence.
Fill them with the spirit of [7] wonder and awe in your presence.

– Rite of Confirmation

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Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host —

by the Divine Power of God —

cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits

who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

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Mother of Perpetual Help

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 by this confidence, I fly unto 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!

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The Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist

As gift I receive You, O Christ and as gift I offer You to the whole world.

– Saint Ambrose

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Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Martin de Porres 

” He was tireless in his efforts to reform the criminal , and he would sit up with the sick to bring them comfort . For the poor he would provide food , clothing and medicine . He did all he could to care for poor farmhands , blacks and mulattoes who were looked down upon as slaves , the dregs of society in their time. “

–  Pope John XXIII

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In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory 

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The Savior

Savior

The Son of God became one of us for our salvation, sharing in the nature of humanity so he could die on our behalf. He came in the flesh so those who believe in him might be redeemed, reconciled and saved .

 – 1 Timothy 1:15

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