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PRAYER FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS

Prayer on the Occasion of the Inauguration
of Public Official

This prayer, from the U.S. edition of the Book of Blessings (no. 1965), is an adaptation of the prayer for the Church and for civil authorities which was composed by Archbishop John Carroll for use on the occasion of the inauguration of George Washington in 1789. This prayer, or particular sections of it, especially section 2, could be used at gatherings for prayer outside Mass. Within Mass, it could be used at the conclusion of the Universal Prayer.

Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed your glory to all nations.
God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.

For the President:
Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the President of these United States,
that his/her administration may be conducted in righteousness,
and be eminently useful to your people over whom he/she presides.
May he/she encourage due respect for virtue and religion.
May he/she execute the laws with justice and mercy.
May he/she seek to restrain crime, vice, and immorality.
 
For the members of Congress:
Let the light of your divine wisdom
direct the deliberations of Congress, (and especially of N.,)
and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed
for our rule and government.
May they seek to preserve peace, promote national happiness,
and continue to bring us the blessings of liberty and equality.

For state and local officials:
We pray for N., the governor of this state (commonwealth, dominion),
for the members of the legislature, (especially, N.,)
for judges, elected civil officials, (especially, N.,)
and all others who are entrusted to guard our political welfare.
May they be enabled, by your powerful protection,
to discharge their duties with honesty and ability.

We likewise commend to your unbounded mercy
all citizens of the United States,
that we be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of your holy law.
May we be preserved in union and that peace which the world cannot give;
and, after enjoying the blessings of this life,
be admitted to those which are eternal.

We pray to you, who are Lord and God,
for ever and ever.


Amen.
SOURCE: USCCB.ORG

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What is Divine Mercy?

The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina received from the Lord was not only directed toward her personal growth in faith but also toward the good of the people. With the command of our Lord to paint an image according to the pattern that Sr. Faustina had seen, came also a request to have this image venerated, first in the Sisters' chapel, and then throughout the world. The same is true with the revelations of the Chaplet. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: "Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you."

If you would like to learn how to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, click on the link under the microphone on this page.

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Wrapping Phase I

Phase I of our Revitalization Project is complete. We have twice as much room in the new shelter, but we are still using the same electronic equipment we started with a decade ago.

In Phase II we plan to update our computers, broadcasting and recording equipment. That will enable us to do more with local programming to improve communications to Catholics in our area about what's going on in Burlington. We want to work with the Parishes and Catholic Schools to bring local events directly to the people. Work will continue here, on the web site as well and we hope to add an online stream of our local signal at some point. 

In Phase III we hope to build an endowment to ensure we can cover operating expenses going forward. Please help us if you are able. Offer your prayers for our continued success if you are not. We know God will provide. We are sure The Holy Spirit has been guiding our efforts so far. God Bless.