- Promotion of World Peace
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Margaret of Hungary (1242–1271) was the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, and niece of the famed St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Her royal parents made a vow to God that if Hungary was saved from the Mongol invasion, they would dedicate Margaret to religion. God heard their prayer and the country was saved. The king and queen then entrusted four-year-old Margaret to be raised and educated in a Dominican convent. At the age of ten Margaret was transferred to the Convent of the Blessed Virgin founded by her parents, built on an island her parents named after her. Margaret spent the rest of her life there, dedicating herself to prayer and severe penances. She opposed her father's attempts to arrange her political marriage with the King of Bohemia, even though her suitor obtained a dispensation from the pope to release her from her religious vows so that she could enter into matrimony. Margaret made her solemn vows as a Dominican nun at the age of eighteen. Although a beautiful princess, she took the most menial tasks in the convent and dedicated her life to serving the poor and sick. She was considered a saint during her life and after her death. Many miracles, especially the curing of illnesses, were attributed to her intercession. She died at the age of 28. Her feast day is January 18.
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Prayer list for Family Members in the U.S. Military Service
Navy: Andrew Rodriguez, Sean Mulligan-E3, Patrick Murray (Annapolis), Eva Martinez
Army: Daniel Joseph Wayner, Greg Simson, Enrique Rosas, Ariel Lockwood
Marines: Brian Ahlin, Jeff Eriksen, John Eriksen, James Bergeron, Ana E. Prado, Patrick Scannell
Air Force: Tyler McConnon, Nathan Skavdal, George Nuno
Coast Guard: Roy Edwards-E6
Prayers for our Parishioners
Joseph Moura, Ramiro Ramirez, Bud Moretton, Elenor Espino, Jean Peter’s, Lonnie Landeros, Roberto Garcia, Maria de la Luz Gonzalez, Joe Hernandez , Marcella McGee Hagan, Maria del Rosario Rosas Almanza, Lucy Contreras, Victor Bertuccelli , Ted Connell, Ester Albor, Alicia Perez, Raul Contreras Nunez, Francisco Carrillo, Ascari Farias, Fidel Carrillo, Michael J. Giron, Deacon Phillip Salazar, Guadalupe Carrillo, Verna Parker, Mary and John Wesolowski, Tara Lee Ann Sousa, Olivia Cruz, Gloria Martinez Clifford, Jeanette Scarfuto, Eve Dohner, Consuelo Gutierrez Maldonado, Cesario Gonzalez Flores, Brian Miguel Lopez .