Spirituality / Vocations

    • Julie Rothery
      Julie Rothery
      Spirituality/Vocations Co-chair
    • Very Rev. Michael J. Greer, V.F.
      Very Rev. Michael J. Greer, V.F.
      Miami Spiritual Advisor
  • Open Wide Our Hearts

    In an effort to embrace the humanity of all our brothers and sisters and in opposition to the culture of racism, let us pray for the conversion of our communities and our nation.

    As in all things, we turn to prayer, asking Our Blessed Mother to intercede on our behalf:

    Mary, friend and mother to all,
    through your Son, God has found a way
    to unite himself to every human being,
    called to be one people,
    sisters and brothers to each other.

    We ask for your help in calling on your Son,
    Seeking forgiveness for the times when
    we failed to love and respect one another.

    We ask for your help in obtaining from your Son
    The grace we need to overcome the evil of racism
    and to build a just society.

    We ask for your help in following your Son,
    so that prejudice and animosity
    will no longer infect our minds or hearts
    but will be replaced with a love that respects
    the dignity of each person.

    Mother of the Church
    The Spirit of your Son Jesus
    Warm our hearts:



    From "Open Wide Our Hearts "  the enduring call to love, a pastoral letter against racism
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • Prayer for Vocations

    "Father you call each one of us by
    name and ask us to follow you.

    Bless your church by raising
    up dedicated and generous
    leaders from our families
    and friends who will serve
    your people as Sisters, Priests,
    Brothers, Deacons, and Lay Ministers.

    Inspire us as we grow to
    know you, and open our hearts
    to hear your call.

    We ask this in Jesus name.  Amen."

    August 2021

    2    Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop
         Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest
    4    Saint John Vianney, Priest
    5    The Dedication of the Basilica
           of Saint Mary Major
    6    The Transfiguration of the Lord
    7    Saint Sixtus II, Pope, & Companions, Martyrs
         Saint Cajetan, Priest
         Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM)
    9    Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,
           Virgin and Martyr
    10   Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
    11   Saint Clare, Virgin
    12   Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious
    13   Saints Pontian, Pope, and
           Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs
    14   Saint Maximillian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
    15   The Assumption of the
         Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity
    16   Saint Stephen of Hungary
    19   Saint John Eudes, Priest
    20   Saint Bernard, Abbot and
           Doctor of the Church
    21   Saint Pius X, Pope
    23   Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin
    24   Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
    25   Saint Louis; St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest
    27   Saint Monica
    28   Saint Augustine, Bishop and
           Doctor of the Church

  • Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

    AUGUST 2021
    The Church
    Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.


  • Season of Creation

    Finding God in the Wilderness: A Prayer Service Series for the Season of Creation

    The four part prayer series was produced by Catholic Climate Covenant and download Season of Creation Prayer for 2020.

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