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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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Family prayer for priestly vocations

By ANNE SHAUGHNESSY
Family Formation, Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The priest shortage.  We see the effects of it all around us —one priest serving two or three parishes, less Masses being offered, fewer times offered for confessions ....The shortage of priests definitely affects us, the laity.  What can we do about it?  

Vocations to the priesthood are not something that we just pray for at Sunday Mass in the Prayers of the Faithful, or that we leave up to the vocation director or bishop.  Vocations to the priesthood come about because of the families and friends and teachers that our boys and young men have in their lives.  If we want more priests, the laity need to take on and embrace creating a culture of vocations.  And the most important place for this to happen?  In my opinion, it is the family.  In my family and your family, we need to create an environment where God’s call can be heard. 

Here are some ideas to help create that environment in your home.  Choose one or two and try it with your family.

Offering prayers for priestly vocations:  Praying for priestly vocations can be as simple as praying an “Our Father”, “Hail Mary”, “Memorare”,…with the intention of offering it for priestly vocations.  This can be done by your family anytime that you are together (mealtime, bedtime) and is especially easy for families to pray in the car (like on the way to babysitting/work).

Pray for our current and future priests:  Each day pray this prayer as a family and insert a priest’s name and the parishes he serves in.  Look for the list of the priests/seminarians in our diocese in this issue of the Southwest Kansas Catholic.  You can also print a copy of this prayer and a list of the priests in our diocese and the parishes he serves at dcdiocese.org.

Pray the rosary:  The rosary is a longer prayer for families to pray, especially those with small children.  Begin with one decade.  If you are rusty on how to pray the rosary or you never learned how to pray the rosary, go to http://joyfulcatholicfamilies.com/rosary-prayer-ring/ and print off the rosary prayer ring.  It takes you step-by-step through the rosary (all the words to the prayers are included).

Fast for vocations:  Join the priests in our diocese and fast on Thursdays for vocations.  As a family, give up one TV show, one dessert, one social media app,…on Thursdays.

Adoration:  Commit to spending time each week as a family in adoration for vocations.  Begin with five, ten, or fifteen minutes and slowly work up to a longer time. 

Family life can be very busy.  And with that busyness comes noise.  Taking a few minutes each day to pray for vocations to the priesthood as a family is a good way to give our children a few moments to reflect and listen to what God may be calling them to.  Vocations are a calling from God.  Let’s create an environment in our families where that call can be heard. 

 

 

Past Issues

April 7, 2019

March 24, 2019

March 10, 2019

Feb. 24, 2019

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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