Monday, March 16, 2020
Special Prayer for Our Priests
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
As we wind down from the holidays and settle into Ordinary Time, we figured we would give you a quick update about what is going on with the site.
First of all, we want to thank you all for your patience lately. As some of you know, Laurie had a car accident on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. She was lucky enough, by Mary’s intercession and God’s grace, to only break two fingers. Unfortunately they were the index and middle fingers of her right hand. Of course she’s right handed. Let’s just say she makes a terrible lefty and leave it at that.
Elena relocated to the Rochester area last summer to serve as Faith Formation Director for St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Her duties are more intense and engrossing, but she is grateful to be able to continue with this ministry — even if she’s late with edits! What an honor to be able to pray together for our priests and our church.
Since we began the site in May of last year, we have expanded far beyond our US borders. So far we have reached France, India, Italy, the Philippines, Uganda, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
We’ve prayed for every priest in the Diocese of Rochester (NY) by name at least once, and all priests every day. Not one prayer is wasted!
Now for what’s next!
~ Elena is putting together our list of novenas for this year, no small task given the number of great saints we have in our extended family of faith.
~ We have some great photographs that we will be adding to the site over the next couple of months.
~ We continue to work at getting calendars from additional dioceses, and will add those as we are able. If you are from a diocese that is not currently listed, and your diocese has a prayers for priests calendar, please send us the information.
~ Laurie has been adding data to the calendar pages. She is still trying to find a way to get the calendars to display. Hopefully soon!
~ We will soon be using Mail Chimp for the delivery of our prayers and novenas. We’ll keep you posted as the time gets closer.
Thanks for praying with us,
Elena & Laurie
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
I’m glad that this is an off week Wednesday. Some great news was released this morning.
Venerable Fulton J Sheen is scheduled to be beatified on December 21, 2019!
The beatification ceremony will take place at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria, Illinois.
Here are links to two articles about the beatification:
August 28, 2019
We wanted to take the opportunity on this non-novena week to talk a little bit about this site. We may do this again in the future as situations present themselves.
First of all, we’ve gone international! Four countries and counting. Sure, it’s small, but still, prayer reaches everywhere.
Some of you have asked where the pictures on the website came from. All of them were taken by Elena or myself.
This site was started in the diocese of Rochester, New York. That’s why all of the priests that we list out are within this diocese. However, on the diocese page (click on priests, then on dioceses) you will see links to many other dioceses. Just click on your diocese to find your calendar. If your diocese is not listed, we would love to add a link. If you know that your diocese has a monthly prayer calendar, send that to us on the contact page and we will make sure we have it added to our list. Once we get organized 🙂 we will list them alphabetically. There will also be a calendar for priests who have touched our lives in a particular way who are not on any other current Diocesan calendars, as well as priests from religious orders such as Carmelites, Dominicans, etc. We each have a few in our lives who has made an impact on us, and we want to make sure that we keep them in our prayers as well.
You will also notice on the priests page that we have a section for newly ordained priests. We’ll be adding them as we find them, but feel free to send names along to us.
We’ve been adding to the birthday and ordination anniversaries calendars, and will have them linked to the website soon. Again, if you have any priests that you want added, send me their information and we’ll be happy to add them.
So, I guess that one of the most important pages maybe the contact page. If you have questions, concerns, thoughts or suggestions, or any information to add, please send it via the contact page.
We are a small informal prayer group made up of faithful Catholics, praying for the sanctification of our Church and our clergy, both here and abroad. We are doing this in a few different ways.
We will be praying a series of novenas, beginning every other Wednesday. I’ll send a notification for each one.
Some of us will be fasting on Thursdays for our priests. It would also be wonderful if some of us could get together once a month to pray a Rosary or a Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Many diocese have apostolates such as Monthly Prayer Requests for Priests, with each priest being assigned to a day for us to pray for them.
We could consider sending cards of encouragement and gratitude to our local priests for their day on the calendar as well.
We are open to any and all suggestions that will help strengthen our Church and our current priests, and will increase new vocations to the priesthood.
Let the praying begin!