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December 7

 

Second Sunday of Advent.

  • Light the second candle on your family Advent wreath.

  • On December 7, we remember the Americans who perished in 1941 as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that hastened the United States' entry into World War II.  2,403 Americans lost their lives on "a date which will live in infamy,"  as President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in an address to a joint session of Congress the following day.  Take time today to remember the victims of all wars, our veterans and those currently serving in the military.  Here are some prayer suggestions from the Archdiocese of the Military Services.

  • On this weekend, many parishes hold the national collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be generous when asked to give in your parish It is a fitting day to remember retired religious and all the elderly in prayer with these intercesssions:
For senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests, that they may enjoy dignified care in their elder years as they continue to devote their lives to prayer and service. Let us pray to the Lord.
R/. Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the elderly in our nation, that they may be treated with respect and compassion and that we as a society may more fully embrace their gifts of wisdom and grace. Let us pray to the Lord.
R/. Lord, hear our prayer.


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