Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico


APRIL PRAYERS - Month of the Blessed Sacrament

America MaryAct of Adoration

I adore Thee, 0 Jesus, true God and true Man,
here present in the Holy Eucharist,
humbly kneeling before Thee
and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth
and all the blessed in heaven.
In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing,
I love Thee, my Jesus, with my whole heart,
for Thou art all perfect and all worthy of love.
Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend Thee,
and grant that I, being refreshed
by Thy Eucharistic presence here on earth,
may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with
Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen.


Holy Thursday, the day on which we celebrate the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper, falls most often in April. Because of this the Catholic Church dedicates April to devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

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

A Prayer for our Parish

Heavenly Father, help us as individuals and as members of Holy Child parish, to do the most powerful thing that we as Catholics are called to do: to truly pray with our hearts and to listen to You with our hearts. We thank You for the blessings of this parish, especially to have Adoration of You Who puts all things into proper perspective.

When Jesus appeared to the Apostles on that Easter Sunday evening, He said first "Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified.... Then Jesus said to them "Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts?" He did not reprimand them in any way for what they had not done during his passion and crucifixion. Instead, He continued: "Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see...." (Luke 24:36-39)

Holy Spirit, help us "to touch and see," to place our trust in the hands of Jesus, to believe with all our hearts that He can bring good from anything, no matter how difficult, if we keep our focus on Him and not circumstances.

Let our hearts trust in Him as we truly pray, "Not my will but Yours be done."