Message From Bishop Barbarito As We Enter Storm Season

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byMost Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito

Bishop Barbarito

As we face the beginning of the hurricane season, we pray that we will be blessed with no major storms in our area. We also pray in thanksgiving for the safety we have experienced in past seasons. I again ask that we all join together in a united prayer effort in our parishes and schools to thank God for the past several relatively calm hurricane seasons and petition for protection from devastating storms in the upcoming seasons. We are so grateful to God for the narrow escapes we had in past years and continue to pray for all those adversely affected by storms of any kind, past and present.

Thank you for your support of our prayer effort to ask God to keep us safe from hurricanes in this upcoming season and to pray for all adversely affected by them.

Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

SUGGESTED PRAYER FOR PROTECTION FROM STORMS AND ILLNESS
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly
stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and
protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes and illness which
may threaten us in the coming seasons. Protect us from all fear and anxiety
and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy. You alone have
the power to command the sea, the wind, and the rain. You alone bring peace,
calm, and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only
Refuge. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen. Mary, Queen of the
Apostles, and Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.