in the Diocese of Baton Rouge ~ serving Baker and the surrounding area since 1879
Prayer for Safety in Hurricane Season
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children.The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control:the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries,invade our land, and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude,we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.
Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981), Second Bishop of Lafayette
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 experienc violence, rejection, and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops 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. Amen
Prayer for Seminarians Lord Jesus, Good Shepard of the Church, grant this seminarian the necessary wisdom, guided by the Holy Spirit, to succeed and the grace to persevere. Enlighten him in his studies, help him in his difficulties, and sustain him in his struggles to be faithful. Holy Mother, intercede on his behalf. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Adoration at St.Isidore is every Friday immediately following the 8:30 AM Communion Service. It concludes in the evening with the Rosary and Eucharistic Benediction at 5 PM. Please come and spend some time with our Lord.
St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811