July 1, 2016
In observance of the 4th of July, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2016. The offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Prayer for the 4th of July
On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchased with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives.
Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families.
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else’s life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.