The closing prayer from Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia' or the Joy of Love:
Prayer to the Holy Family
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer.
Stewardship at St. Robert's
Good and gracious Father, Creator of all that is good, true, and beautiful, You watch over us with loving and merciful care. You have given life itself to us, your children. In Your boundless and exuberant love for your creation, You have given us a share in Your love, That we may humbly share it with others.
Remind us always, to linger Near the heart of Your Son, Jesus, That His love may dwell abundantly within us, And that it may overflow to those around us. And in a special way, as stewards of Your gifts, May the light of Your Face radiate through us To all our brothers and sisters within the parish.
Father, we beg of You the grace To be of humble and self-less service To the good people of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. May your blessings abound richly in us all, And may the kingdom and person of your Son, Be lifted up and proclaimed, To Your glory now and for endless ages.
We offer our deepest gratitude for your Presence And for the opportunity You have given us To serve others in the parish, We pray this in the holy name of Christ, Jesus, And in the efficacious power of the Holy Spirit, Amen, Amen.
Asserting that more Protestants than Catholics make pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, an official of the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain has announced that it is seeking $5 million to construct an Anglican center there.