On Friday, September 14, Bishop Boyea will celebrate the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St Mary Cathedral, followed by a Holy Hour, in reparation especially for the sins of the bishops. Many parishes in the Diocese of Lansing will be doing the same -- please check with your parish.
O Lord Jesus Christ, moved by the desire to repair the outrages and offenses committed against you we place ourselves in your presence and pledge our love and fidelity:
The more your mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Jesus!
The more your holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them.
The more your Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence.
The more the imitation of your virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Jesus, model of every virtue!
The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Jesus, zealous lover of souls!
The more sin and impiety attempt to destroy the image of God in the human race, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit.
O Jesus, through your powerful grace, may we be your apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be your crown in the kingdom of heaven. Amen.