Thursday, Second and Fourth Week

Morning Prayer

Romans 6:3-5

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Canticle of Zechariah

Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Alleluia!

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.


God our Creator, you sent your Son Jesus that we might walk in newness of life. Help us share this life as ministers of the gospel:
~ May we lead others to you.
Through our ministry of education:
Through our ministry of health care:
Through our ministry of social work:
Through our ministry of providing shelter:
Through our ministry of prayer and patient suffering:

Our Father


God our Creator, our Mercy ministries are expressions of our desire to serve you by serving our neighbor. Through these many expressions of our charism, may we seek to relieve misery, address its causes, and support all persons who struggle for full dignity. We make this prayer through the intercession of Catherine McAuley, who reached out with courage and love to the needy of her time. Amen.

Evening Prayer
1 Corinthians 15: 20-22

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.

Canticle of Mary

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe. Alleluia!


Jesus Christ, your death and resurrection is the sign and guarantee of eternal life for all who believe in you. We pray this evening for all who have gone before us in faith, asking you to welcome them into life everlasting:
~ May they enjoy eternal life with you.
For those who have died as victims of crime or the effects of povery, we pray:
For those who have died from famine or natural disaster, we pray:
For our deceased relatives, friends and benefactors, we pray:
For the deceased employees of our institutions and co-workers in ministry, we pray:
For the deceased members of our Institute, we pray:

Our Father


Jesus, we believe that you have gone before us to prepare a place for us. We believe that one day we will be united with you and enjoy a new heaven and a new earth. During our earthly passage, keep us safe from harm, especially from anything which could separate us from your love. We make this prayer in the certain hope of one day being united with you for all eternity. Amen.