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.” 

Sunday Scripture Prayer and Study
  Meditative Prayer Time

Wednesdays, May 23 & 30, 7:00pm, Conference Room

These sessions will be a time to pray, study, and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. Fr. Krettek will prepare a copy of the text of the readings and a set of study notes for the session and email them to anyone who would like to receive them, even those who will not be at the session itself.  To receive these notes, please send an email to Fr. Krettek.


Saturdays, May 26,  8:00-9:00am, Office Area

We  gather  with Fr. Dan Krettek for an hour of prayer time using three methods of prayer; the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, the prayerful reading of sacred scripture; St. Ignatius of Loyola’s practice of the daily Examen, the prayerful review of our daily experiences; and Centering Prayer, one method of the prayer of silence within our Christian tradition of contemplative prayer. 


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.