Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico



America MaryConsecration of the Family to the Holy Family

Lord Jesus Christ, Who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph,
hallowed domestic life by Your ineffable virtues; grant that we,
with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of
Your Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship;
Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen


When Jesus came to save mankind, He was born into a family. Even though He was truly God, He submitted Himself to the authority of His mother and His foster father, thus setting an example for all of us on how to be good children. We offer our family to Christ, and ask Him to help us to imitate the Holy Family so that, as a family, we can all enter Heaven. And we ask Mary and Joseph to pray for us.

Pray the Novena to the Holy Family.

The Pardon Prayer of Fatima

My God, I believe, I adore, I love, and I trust You.
I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not love, and do not trust You.

He knelt, bending his forehead to the ground. With a supernatural impulse we did the same, repeating the words we heard him say the prayer. After repeating this prayer three times the angel rose and said to us, "Pray in this way. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are ready to listen to you."
  - From Lucia's memoirs, composed under obedience to the Bishop

Novena to the Prophet Elijah (for rain)

Lord, through the prayers of your holy prophet Elijah,
grant us the rain that we need.

May his prayers and the example of his reliance on your providential care,
help us to believe and to thank you ahead of time for an abundance of rain.

May we thirst for you as he did; may we trust in you as he did;
may we live to see your providential care shown forth as he did.

Holy Elijah, prophet zealous for God's Glory,
pray for us to be still and to hear God speaking to us through His Word,
through events, and through His holy people.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
by Fr. Robert

World Marriage Day - February 11

Heavenly Father, we thank YOU for your tremendous gift of the Sacrament of Marriage.
Enable us to grow in our intimacy with You and with each other.
Teach us the beauty of forgiveness so we may become more and more one in heart, mind and body.
Strengthen our communication with each other, and help us become living signs of your Love.
Help us to be examples of commitment. Love and service to our families and children.
Make us a sign of the unity which Jesus prays for at the Last Supper.
We open ourselves to the guidance of your Holy Spirit,
who empowers us to Love in Jesus' name and walk in His footsteps.

(National Marriage Week USCCB)