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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    Church Intention for September:  
    Seven Sorrows of Mary

     8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
     9 St. Peter Claver, Priest
    12 The Most Holy Name of Mary
    14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
    15 Our Lady of Sorrows
    16 Sts. Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, 
          Bishop, Martyrs

    17 St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and
          Doctor of the Church

    19 St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr
    21 St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
    23 St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
    26 Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
    28 St. Wenceslaus, Martyr OR
          St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs
    29 Sts. Michael, Gabriel and
          Raphael, Archangels

    30 St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of
          the Church and Doctor of the Church

    3 St. Gregory the Great, Pope and
         Doctor of the Church

  • 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
    September 2020

    Respect for the Planet's Resources
    We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

  • 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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