April 16th, marks the 83rd birthday of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.
Below are some prayers, info and activities that we will be doing in honor of Our Holy Father’s Birthday.
V. Let us pray for Benedict, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Our Father, Hail Mary.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
— Excerpted from the Roman Missal. A partial indulgence is attached to the versicle and response.
~ Catholic Culture
PAPACY OF REASON:
INSIDE THE MIND OF POPE BENEDICT XVI ( 1 hr)
Pope Benedict XVI is leading the Church of the 21st Century in a clear and unmistakable direction; this insightful overview of the principal themes of his Pontificate reveals the unique approach he uses to guide the Church in truth and love, and includes key interviews with Church leaders, Vatican experts, and prominent Catholic journalists.
Fri 4/16/10 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
We watch EWTN TV online.