Welcome to the Catholic Church of the Holy Family. We are a family celebrating God's gift of life and love in Word, Worship, Community and Service. We are brothers and sisters journeying together in Faith, hoping for the coming of God's kingdom of justice and peace.
In the midst of so much suffering in Iraq, especially for the ancient Christian community of Mosul, the Patriarch said that our prayers would be a witness that Christians have not forgotten or abandoned their suffering brothers and sisters in Iraq. Pope Francis has called us to pray more fervently for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. We encourage you keep these people in your prayers and to pray this special prayer composed by Louis Rafael Sako.
The plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of Christians
is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord
to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,
and courage to continue our witness of Christian values
with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us
to live with each other without fear and anxiety,
and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.