Hail Joseph, son of David,

Most chaste spouse of the glorious Virgin Mary,

Good foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph, pray for us your children.

Pray for this little family

Whom you have deigned to take

Under your special care and powerful protection.




in preparation for the Fall Festival 2017

Hail Joseph, son of David,

Most chaste spouse of the glorious Virgin Mary,

Good foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph, pray for us who are thy children.

Pray for this little family, whom thou have deigned to take

Under thy special care and powerful protection. Amen.

 St. Joseph, pray with us to Jesus, that as we strive to grow as family under your patronage in this parish, that we may mature in that love for one another that Jesus himself commands us to do. As we prepare for our Fall festival this year, help us set our minds and hearts not only on the temporal gains of our efforts, though they are important to us now, but particularly in the love for our parish and for one another.

St. Joseph, father and guardian of our Lord Jesus, be a father and guardian to us also, until we come to that eternal kingdom where you live with Mary, our Mother, and the whole heavenly reality now and forever. Amen.


Prayer to St. Michael

 St. 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 hosts,
by the power of God, cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.




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The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d’Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.

The Chaplet of St. Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.

[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passion. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.


  1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come in Heaven. Amen.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of thy Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.



Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.


Prayer to the Holy Trinity

O most holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.


Eucharistic Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.


Sacrifice Prayer

O Jesus, this is for You, for the conversion of poor sinners and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


The Rosary Decade Prayer

Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.



Consecration to Jesus through Mary

 I, (Name), a faithless sinner – renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day, for my Mother and Queen. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.


Anima Christi

 SOUL of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within Thy wounds, hide me.

Suffer me not to be separated from thee.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.

In the hour of death, call me.

And bid me come to Thee,

That, with Thy Saints, I may praise Thee

Forever and ever. Amen.



Heavenly Father, I adore You and praise You as my God and Creator. I thank You for the innumerable blessings, both spiritual and temporal, that You have given to me during my lifetime. Now I turn to You again for still another favor, for to whom else can I go? You alone are God, the Giver of all good gifts. I beg You to please grant me, Your unworthy servant, a complete and total healing – a healing of my spirit and soul, of my mind, heart and will, of my emotions, memory and imagination, of my nerves, bones and body – my entire being from the tip of my head to the soles of my feet. I desire this so that I can truly be in life what You want me to be, and to do in life what You want me to do. But I need my health, strength and energy in order to perfectly fulfill the duties of the state of life to which You have called me from all eternity.

I ask for this healing in the name of Your Son, Jesus. He has earned an infinite amount of healing graces and powers by His terrible passion and death on the cross. “Upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole. By His wounds we were healed” (Is 53:5). May Your Son, the Divine Physician, apply these healing powers Himself.

Thank you for answering this prayer in this very moment in which I ask it, for I truly believe Your Son’s words: “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you” (Lk 11:9). Of course, I know that while Your answer is, “Yes, I will do it,” I may have to wait for this healing to be completed. So I place myself confidently in Your hands, knowing that you are deriving much good from this illness. I only ask that my healing will bring You much honor and glory, that it will sanctify myself and others, and that it will serve to build up faith and hope in all Your people. Amen.


                                                                                                              +Vincent M. Harris

                                                                                                               Bishop of Austin

                                                                                                         April 3, 1978






O QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.
O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.

Hail, Mary….

O LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need.
Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.

Hail, Mary….

DEAR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for… (Indicate your special intentions here).
On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.

Hail, Mary…..

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,
R.That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.


800 years ago Christians were being captured and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. Then, in the year 1198, a man had an idea. St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarians to go to the slave markets, buy the Christian slaves and set them free. To carry out this plan, the Trinitarians needed large amounts of money. So, they placed their fund-raising efforts under the patronage of Mary. They were so successful at that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of people and to return them safely home. In gratitude for her miraculous assistance, St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title of “Our Lady of Good Remedy.” Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her feast day on October 8. Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted as the Virgin Mary handing a bag of money to St. John of Matha. When in need – for whatever reason, but especially where you have had difficulty obtaining help – invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will surely experience the power of her intercession.


The Luminous Mysteries of the Most Holy Trinity

  1. The Baptism of Jesus
  2. His Self-Revelation at the Wedding at Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom and His Call to Conversion
  4. The Transfiguration of the Lord
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist