Return of those who have fallen away from the faith
Conversion of the unbelievers
Evangelization to those who do not know God!
Daily Rosary Group at 6:00 am:
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According to a recent Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) study, it is estimated that only 23 percent of U.S. Catholics attend Mass each week. 77 percent that are absent are our parents, siblings, spouses, children, and
Sherry Weddell, in her book Forming Intentional Disciples, writes that 10% of all adults in America are ex-Catholics and also states that Nearly 80% of those who have dropped the name "Catholic" and claim no religious affiliation of any kind, have done so by age 23.
Christ calls all people to himself. Throughout his public ministry, the Lord Jesus welcomed the stranger, healed the sick, offered forgiveness, and expressed his eagerness to give rest to the weary and burdened.
We need to Pray with the urgent vigilance of the Father of the prodigal son so that as we anxiously await the return of missing family and friends, we will be ready to run to greet and embrace them.
“While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.”
What can you do?
Please pray for the next 7 days! Pray for an end to this issue! Pray for a family- one our father, one Hail Mary, and One Glory Be for 1 week, for this atrocity that must be stopped, starting with communal prayer. Know that your prayers are being combined with others throughout the diocese!
Learn about organizations, speaking events, and efforts to turn the tide on this issue!
Links to Online group prayer sessions are posted to join others in communal prayer
A Prayer library is also available with speciabyayers dedicated to this monthly cause: Please pray for:
- Return of those who have fallen away from the faith
- Conversion of the unbelievers
- Evangelization to those who do not know God!
Special Prayers for this cause this month
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
St Anne’s Prayer for a Wayward Child
O HOLY MOTHER, St. Anne, so rich in graces! You wilt never leave unheard the pleadings and tears of a mother who invokes thee for a wayward child. You knowest my grief and the anguish of my heart. Look down with thy maternal eyes upon this poor erring child, and bring him [her] back upon the way of salvation, that he [she] may again serve God faithfully and thus obtain eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail Mary . . . [ three times.]