A Prayer for CRUDEM

Offered by Fr. Paul Sullivan

Father in heaven; look down on the CRUDEM mission as we seek to serve our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This beautiful country, with such joyful and resilient people, has suffered much in recent years, and yet their joy and resilience is a great lesson to us when we visit there.

Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, told us that when we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and help the sick and imprisoned, we are truly feeding, clothing, and helping Him. May we never forget this truth. May we always see Your Son Jesus in every man, woman, boy, or girl whom we encounter.

As we celebrate the most holy feast of Easter, may our prayers and work help us to realize our baptismal calling – to die to self and then to rise to new life in Christ. May we celebrate with our Haitian brothers and sisters our union with the crucified and risen Savior. Amen.

Fr. Paul Sullivan is a priest at St. Mary’s Parish in Dedham, MA

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