Presider and Homilist
Fr. Thomas Gallagher, OFM
Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 10th Eucharistic Celebration
and Transitus of Our Holy Mother Saint Clare
at 7:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Celebration on the Solemnity
Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Presider: Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli, DD
In this twenty-first century, the Capuchin Poor Clares throughout the world,
continue the great work of our Foundress St. Clare of Assisi, living the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
We gather into the very heart of our life of prayer, all the needs and hurts of our world. We invite you to join us in praying to Our Seraphic Mother St. Clare for her intercession for the sick and suffering of our time; especially, those who are afflicted with terminal illness.
Let us come with confidence to Our Mother St. Clare, who as a true “consoler of the afflicted”, wishes to extend to all the comfort and compassion of Christ Himself. May her powerful prayers obtain for those who suffer, the grace to recognize the value of their sufferings, united with the saving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, as she did.
O God, You Who filled
the heart of St. Clare with love
for the mysteries of the Cross
and caused her to rejoice when sharing
in the suffering of Christ,
grant that, through
her example and prayers,
all who suffer
in mind and body
may find serenity in suffering,
faith in time of trial,
hope in Your healing mercy,
and be given a share
in the everlasting light and love
of Your Heavenly Kingdom.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.