St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Jesus Help me.
In every need let me come to you
with a humble trust saying,
Jesus help me.

In all my doubts,
perplexities and temptations,
Jesus help me.

In hours of loneliness,
weariness and trials,
Jesus help me.

In failure of my plans and hopes,
in disappointments,
troubles and sorrows,
Jesus help me.

When others fail me
and your grace alone can assist me,
Jesus help me.

When I throw myself on your tender love,
as my Lord and Saviour,
Jesus help me.

When my heart is cast down by failure
at seeing no good coming from my efforts,
Jesus help me.

When I am ill and my head and hands cannot work
and I am lonely,
Jesus help me.

Always, always, in spite of weariness,
falls and shortcomings of every kind,
Jesus help me and never forsake me.

Almighty Lord,
before you I come with all my faith,
begging you for comfort in my difficulties.
Do not forsake me, my Lord.
Open your doors,
that your almighty arms will open and close
as you design to give that tranquility that I so desire.

Oh my God!
Receive my supplication from a wounded heart
that is always fighting for me
with your Divine power.
Never let me scramble for want of help.

Almighty Lord,
assist me to find shelter in your celestial bounty forever.

Amen.

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LENT: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
FASTING means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are age 18 to 59. Liquids are permitted between meals.
ABSTINENCE means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older.

DO YOU PLAN TO FAST THIS LENTEN SEASON?

When pondering what to give up this year, consider Pope Francis’ suggestions to observe this Lent:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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