Catholic Daughters are called to say YES and encourage our members to develop and nourish a personal relationship with God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
On September 1, 2021, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church welcomed its new Pastor, Father Jesse Garcia. Click here to watch Fr. Jesse's September 5th homily on St. Anthony's Facebook page.
"Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile."
How can we remain unstained?
- Fr. David Hust
O Glorious Saint, Blessed Jane Frances, who by your fervent prayer, attention to the divine Presence, and purity of intention in your actions, attained on earth an intimate union with God, be now our advocate, our mother, our guide in the path of virtue and perfection. Plead our cause near Jesus, Mary and Joseph, to whom you were so tenderly devoted, and whose holy virtues you so closely imitated. Obtain for us, O amiable and compassionate saint the virtues you sees most necessary for us; an ardent love of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, a tender and filial confidence in His blessed Mother, and like you, a constant remembrance of His sacred passion and death. Obtain also, we pray, that our particular intention in this novena may be fulfilled.
V. St. Jane Frances, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Almighty and merciful God, who granted blessed Saint Jane Frances, so inflamed with the love of You, a wonderful degree of fortitude through all the paths of life, and was pleased through her to adorn Your Church with a new Religious order; grant, by her merits and prayers, that we, who sensible of our weakness confide in Your strength, may overcome all adversities with the help of Your heavenly grace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O sovereign goodness of the sovereign Providence of my God! I abandon myself forever
to Thy arms. Whether gentle or severe, lead me henceforth whither Thou wilt; I will not regard the way through which Thou wilt have me pass but keep my eyes fixed upon
Thee, my God, who guides me. My soul finds no rest without the arms and the bosom of
this heavenly Providence, my true Mother, my strength and my rampart.
Therefore I resolve with Thy divine assistance, O my Savior, to follow Thy desires and
Thy ordinances, without regarding or examining why Thou dost this rather than that; but I
will blindly follow Thee according to Thy divine will, without seeking my own inclinations.
Hence I am determined to leave all to Thee, taking no part therein save by keeping
myself in peace in Thy arms, desiring nothing except as Thou incites me to desire, to
will, to wish. I offer Thee this desire, O my God, beseeching Thee to bless it; I undertake
all it includes, relying on Thy goodness, liberality, and mercy, with entire confidence in
Thee, distrust of myself, and knowledge of my infinite misery and infirmity. Amen.