Thank you to Bishop Barbarito for sharing the following information with us about the upcoming hurricane season:

“The beginning of June brings with it another hurricane season.  We pray that we will continue to be blessed with no major storms in our area, but we must continue to pray for a continuation of this blessing.  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.”



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 which may threaten us in the coming seasons.  Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms 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, one God, forever and ever. Amen.  Mary, Queen of the Apostles, and Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.