April 6

blessed diego luis
de san vitores

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.

O God, Blessed Diego was the first among the people in Guam to suffer martyrdom. Through his intercession, strengthen them to face contemporary challenges to their faith and to live courageously according to the values of the gospel. That they will know your presence among them, we pray. Amen.

April 25

Saint mark

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.

O God, of revelation, through the inspiration of your Spirit, Saint Mark recorded for us the Good News of the life of Jesus. By our prayerful reflection on his words may we come to know you more intimately and respond with courage to the challenges his message presents. May our lives reflect our understanding of the call to be people of the gospel. Amen.

April 29

Saint catherine of siena

Love, sweet Love! Open, open up our memory for us, so that we may receive, hold fast, and understand God’s great goodness!

O God, you gave Catherine of Siena an intense love of the church and the courage to call it to repentance and accountability. May we, with the same love and honesty, encourage one another. Through our mutual prayers and support may we be your people, come to full stature. We ask this through Catherine’s intercession. Amen.