National Vocations Week:
National Vocations Awareness Week will be celebrated November 5–11, 2017. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.
PRAYER PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
O God, in the past you called men and women to dedicate their lives to you through priesthood and religious life. Today stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many within our parish community. Grant them the willingness and generosity to place their lives completely in your hands as priests, brothers and sisters. Help me to support them by my own fidelity to your call to holiness through prayer & Christian service. If you desire that one of my family or friends follow you in this way, grant me the wisdom and insight to support and encourage that person to listen to your voice and follow you without delay.
Articles that may interest you on Fostering Vocations: Sponsored by the USCCB.
If anyone would like to serve our parish family as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion either at Mass or to the sick and home bound, a diocesan formation class is required, along with a local instruction.
We will be having an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Formation class at St. Mary, 6-7:30 pm Wednesday, November 8th. (Other classes on other days are available, but they are typically held in Saginaw.) Please contact Sister if you wish to attend so we can prepare accordingly.