Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion & prayer.
The great thing about walking with God in life is that there is always the opportunity to start anew – God always offers us a new day and a new dawn, no matter what has gone before. At the start of the New Year, why not take a moment to thank Him for last year, ask His forgiveness for where you have failed, and dedicate this new year to Him – to serve Him and love Him afresh.
A New Year’s Prayer
O sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our holy Father, Pope Francis, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic Church; nonbelievers; soften the hearts of sinners so that they may return to Thy friendship; give prosperity to our country and peace among the nations of the world; pour down Thy blessings upon our friends, relatives, and acquaintances, and upon our enemies, if we have any; assist the poor and the sick; have pity on the souls of those whom this year has taken from us; and do Thou be merciful to those who during the coming year will be summoned before Thy judgment seat. May all our actions be preceded by Thy inspirations and carried on by Thy assistance, so that all our prayers and works, having been begun in Thee, may likewise be ended through Thee. Amen
Dear parishioners and friends,
We would like to take this opportunity to Thank each of you who helped with the many preparations required for our special celebration of Christmas. We would also like to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts, cards and prayers generously given to all of us here at St. Ann’s, 3 priests, 3 sisters and one very grateful secretary.
May the peace, joy and love of Christ reign in your hearts now and in the coming year 2018.