Spirituality / Vocations

    • Josephine Weiss
      Josephine Weiss
      Spirituality Co-Chair
    • Sharon Utterback
      Sharon Utterback
      Spirituality 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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    1          Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
                Virgin and Doctor of the Church
    2          The Holy Guardian Angels
    5          Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest
    6          Saint Bruno, Priest
                Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin
    7          Our Lady of the Rosary
    9          Saint Denis, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs
                Saint John Leornadi, Priest
    10        Our Lady on Saturday,
                in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    14        Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr
    15        Saint Teresa of Jesus,
                Virgin and Doctor of the Church
    16        Saint Hedwig, Religious
                Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
    17        Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
    19        Saints John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues,
                Priests and Companions, Martyrs
    20        Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest
    22        Saint John Paul II, Pope
    23        Saint John of Capistrano, Priest
    24        Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop
                Our Lady on Saturday,
                in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    28        Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
    31        Our Lady on Saturday,
                in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    October 13 - Sixth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and Miracle of the Sun

  • 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."

  • The 58th anniversary of the
    World Day of Prayer for Vocations
    will be observed on Sunday,
    April 25, 2021.

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  • Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention for
    October 2020

    The Laity's Mission in the Church
    We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

  • 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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