Scripture and Prayer

 

 Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?

     ~ Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.

     ~ Keep our parish priests in your prayers.

     ~ Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious

            brother or sister.

      ~ Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

 

Pope Francis: “I ask parish communities, associations, and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers into his harvest. May he give us priests and religious enamored of the Gospel, close to all their brothers and sisters living signs of God’s merciful love.” 



For Mother Teresa, Jesus and his sacrifice were the very heart of her life and mission.  She had the courage to show the world “the real face of Jesus” the one who walked among the lepers, prostitutes, and outcasts.  The Jesus who healed the sick and gave the disheartened hope, the one who stood up to injustice and hatred and who countered hate with love every time.  Her legacy, as recognized in her canonization, is having made Jesus real to everyone who met her.  A brochure is available in the vestibule if you would like more information on Saint Teresa of Calcutta.