Prayer to the 3 Archangels

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us
during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace and
deliver us back to the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us.



Prayer to St. Rita


Today is the Feast day of St. Rita of Cascia (Sunday, 22nd of May, 2022).  The people of Keash and Culfadda pray for St. Rita’s intercession

Rita of Cascia

Prayer To St Rita

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Dear St. Rita,
during your entire life on earth
you found your happiness by following the will of our heavenly Father.

Help me to be as trusting of God in all His plans for me.
Help me this day to give myself to Him as you did,
without limit, without fear, without counting the cost.

Help me to be generous in serving the needs of others,
patient in all difficulties,
forgiving toward all who injure me.

Help me to learn more deeply the great mystery of the Cross of Jesus,
so that by embracing it as you did,
I may come to experience its power to heal and to save. Amen.

Petition Prayer I

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O Powerful St. Rita,
rightly called Saint of the Impossible,
I come to you with confidence in my great need.
You know well my trials,
for you yourself were many times burdened in this life.
Come to my help, speak for me, pray with me,
intercede on my behalf before the Father.
I know that God has a most generous heart
and that he is a most loving Father.
Join your prayers to mine
and obtain for me the grace I desire:

(Share your request…)

You who were so very pleasing to God on earth
and are so much more now in heaven,
I promise to use this favour, when granted,
to better my life, to proclaim God’s mercy,
and to make you more widely known and loved. Amen.

Petition Prayer II

Image of St Rita kneeling in front of a Crucifix and receiving the Crown of Thorns stigmata.

Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with thy Divine Spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from thy Crucified Christ my request: (Share your request…).

Be kind to me, for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honour thee and to sing thy praises forever.

O Glorious St. Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen

Traditional Prayer of Intercession

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Glorious St. Rita, O Holy Patroness of those in need, your intercession with our Lord is most powerful. Through the favours obtained by your prayers, you have been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible. St. Rita, humble and pure; patient and compassionate lover of Christ Crucified! We have confidence that everyone who has recourse to you, will find comfort and relief. Listen to our petitions and show your power with God on our behalf. Obtain our petitions for us, if they are for the greater glory of God, and for our good. We promise, if our petitions are granted, to make known your favour, and to glorify God for His gift. Relying on your merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we ask of you: (Share your request…)

Obtain for us our request:

– by the singular merits of your childhood,
– by your perfect union with the Divine Will,
– by your heroic sufferings during your married life,
– by the consolation you experienced at the conversion of your husband,
– by the sacrifice of your children rather than see them grievously offend God,
– by your miraculous entrance into the convent,
– by your severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourging,
– by the suffering caused by the wound you received from the thorn of the Crucified Saviour,
– by the divine love which consumed your heart,
– by that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, on which alone you existed for four years,
– by the happiness with which you  parted from your trials to join your Divine Spouse,
– by the perfect example you gave to people of every state of life.

Pray for us, O Holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray: Heavenly Father, in Your infinite love and mercy, you heed the prayer of Your beloved servant, Saint Rita. You graciously grant favours through her intercession, which are considered impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts. Relying on her compassionate love, we ask You to assist us in our trials and difficulties. Let unbelievers know that you are the helper of the humble, the defence of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in You. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

… St Rita of Cascia, Pray for Us …





Prayer to St. Padre Pio

Prayer for Priests

Prayer for our Priests:-

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and send them out to proclaim your word and act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We remember that they too are human beings and have their own struggles within this world. They give up their lives to do your work Lord and bring you closer into our lives and we remember that they too need our prayers.

We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shines out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed, in their doubts never despair, in temptation never be destroyed, and in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising.

In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your Heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By your same Holy Spirit put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the sick and poor; healing to the brokenhearted.

And may the gift of Mary, your Mother, to the disciple whom you loved be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, Amen.

We pray for Pope Francis, Pope Emeritas Benedict xvi, Bishop Paul, the Priests of our Diocese and in particular Fr. Gabriel. We also remember our friend Fr. Jim Finan and remember all the deceased priests of our Parish and those Deceased Priests who served our Parish in anyway down through the years.

We pray too that the Holy Spirit will help young men and woman hear the Lords calling to serve his Church and that they will have the strength and courage to answer the Lords call. Amen.

Prayer seeking to resist temptation

Dear Lord Jesus, I try hard not to stumble in my walk of faith, but you know the temptations that I face today. I experience desires that lead me away from you. Sometimes the temptation seems too strong for me. The desires seem too powerful to resist.  I need your help in this battle. I cannot walk alone, Lord. I need your guidance. My flesh is weak. Please help me. Fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit to give me strength. I cannot make it without you.  Your Word promises that I will not be tempted beyond what I can bear. I ask for your strength to stand up against temptation each and every time I encounter it.  Help me to stay awake spiritually so that temptation won’t catch me by surprise. I want to always pray so that I won’t be dragged away by evil desires. Help me keep my spirit well fed with your Holy Word so that I remember you are living in me. And you are greater than every power of darkness and sin that is in the world. Lord, you overcame Satan’s temptations. You understand my struggle. So I ask for the strength you had when facing Satan’s attacks in the wilderness. Don’t let me be dragged away by my own desires. Let my heart obey your Word.  Your Word also tells me you will provide a way of escape from temptation. Please, Lord, give me the wisdom to walk away when I am tempted, and the clarity to see the way out that you will provide. Thank you, Lord, that you are a faithful deliverer and that I can count on your help in my time of need. Thank you for being here for me.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for healing

Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
to the world to save and to set me free.
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.
Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands,
for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body,
soul and spirit.
Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord
Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Cast anything that should not be in me.
Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells.
Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish
any damaged areas.
Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the
power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body
to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body
will function the way you created it to function.
Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest
recesses of my heart.
Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and
peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life.
And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to
do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to
your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer on Good Friday

Prayer on St. Patrick’s day

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me,

Christ be beside me,

Christ be before me,

Christ be behind me,

Christ be at my right hand,

Christ be at my left hand,

Christ be with me everywhere I go,

Christ be my friend for ever and ever.




St Patrick’s Day


In the name of Jesus Christ whose death and resurrection we look forward to in lent, we pray to God
For Pope Francis, that he may lead the church with in the love, compassion and the truth of Jesus Christ, Lord hear us.
For leaders of church and state in Ireland, that they may lead our people with wisdom and with justice,   Lord hear us.
For those away from home at this time of year, that our prayers may help them in any problems and worries of life,  Lord hear us.
For Irish missionaries throughout the world, and for all our people working in the developing countries, that God may bless their efforts to create a more just world,  Lord hear us.
For those we love who have died recently and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time, Lord hear us.


Let us pray the prayer of St Patrick for his people:


May the Strength of God guide us.

May the Power of God preserve us.

May the Wisdom of God instruct us.

May the Hand of God protect us.

May the Way of God direct us.

May the Shield of God defend us.

May the Angels of God guard us.

Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!

May Christ be before us!

May Christ be in us,

Christ be over all!

May your Grace, Lord,

Always be ours,

This day, O Lord, and forevermore.


From Archdiocese of Dublin website.