Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents, those first children who were sacrificed for the sake of Christ. May we pray for them and for all children whose lives are violently taken today!

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“Oh, Jesus, with joy in my heart and in a spirit of gratitude, I thank you for your great blessings in my life. Thank you for the celebration of your birth. Thank you for restoring my hope of eternal life with you. Thank you for all the gifts I have received from your generous hand.”

-from A Eucharistic Christmas 

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“We must always remember that God does everything well, although we may not see the reason of what He does.”

— St. Philip Neri

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“Prayers are God-filled words in which our love and God’s love are joined. That love embraces the people for whom we are praying, and love always changes people and situations. This doesn’t mean that we will always get what we want, but Jesus does promise that we will get what we need.”

— Rev. Jude Winkler

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