Bishop Connell: A Prayer for the United States of America

Whatever our politics may be, whatever side we may have taken, whatever vote we may have cast, we are all called anew to pray for our country and its leaders, that Almighty God may continue to bless the United States of America and its people with his grace, wisdom, guidance and protection as He has[…]

Civility Now; Civility Always

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. There are virtues and then there are virtues. Here’s one you don’t see a lot of today: civility. In a world in which instant information, instant messages, instant solutions and instant gratification are not only expected but presumed – and, indeed, required – precious little room and time[…]


Day Nine of the National Novena

On Nov. 3, Day Nine of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For those who govern our country and for those who are running for elected office that they might serve with a commitment to life, respect, compassion, liberty and justice for all.

Day Eight of the National Novena

On Nov. 2, Day Eight of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop O’Connell, asks the faithful to pray: For the protection of marriage as the faithful union of one man and one woman and for the strengthening of family life in our country.

Day Seven of the National Novena

On Nov. 1, Day Seven of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For the poor, for immigrants and refugees, for the forgotten and most abandoned in our country

Day Six of the National Novena

On Oct. 31, Day Six of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For those who protect our country in the armed forces at home and around the world and for peace in the world.

Day Five of the National Novena • Marked with a Sign of Faith

On Oct. 30, Day Five of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For those who protect and serve us in law enforcement in our country and for an end to violence and destruction, especially in our cities. ________________________________________________________________________   Beginning with the Feast[…]

Day Four of the National Novena

On Oct. 29, Day Four of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For the protection of religious liberty in our country and around the world.

Day Three of the National Novena

On Oct. 28, Day Three of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: Day 3 – Prayers to end racism and social injustice in our country.