Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: A Prayer for Civility
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love.
Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same.
Show me how to build bridges and not walls
and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge.
Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood.
Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion.
May I be clear in sharing my own position
and respectful and civil in describing those of others.
Let me never tolerate hateful ideas.
May I invite all to charity and love.
Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy.
Make me an instrument of your peace.
Text / Email Scam Alert
Parishes throughout the diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and /or parish staff. Theyare using these fake accounts to contact parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards, Pay Pal and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message. The best defense against this sort of scam is to not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc..