World Day of Prayer for Vocations

05-28-2023Weekly Reflection

World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed this Sun, May 28. It is also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.


Be My Witnesses

05-21-2023Weekly Reflection© LPi Allison Gingras

For my 40th birthday, I wished only for a fancy pedicure — a real indulgent one complete with a massage where I could relax and escape the stress of life. On my way to the appointment, I stopped for a coffee and, while in line, this nudge to be open to sharing my faith if the opportunity arose stirred in my heart. Only moments into my birthday treat pedicure — reclined, eyes closed and prepared for an hour of quiet, I hear, "Oh, you wear a crucifix, you must be Catholic. I left for a church that follows the Bible." Opening one eye and peering toward heaven, I smirked with a wry acknowledgment of recognizing the day's earlier prompting to be open to being a witness of faith. While I wouldn't say I liked the timing, I obediently sat up and offered my attention to engaging in a friendly dialog about my faith.


Prayer for all Mothers

05-14-2023Weekly Reflection

May the example of Mary,
mother of Jesus,
inspire them to live their vocation
as Christian mothers
and call their children to faith.
Guide and protect them in challenging times
and help them to continue to trust in you
all the days of their life.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

'Tis the Month of Our Mother

05-02-2023Weekly Reflection

'Tis the month of our Mother,
The blessed and beautiful days,
When our lips and our spirits
Are glowing with love
and with praise.

CHORUS: All hail to dear Mary,
The Guardian of our way.
To the fairest of all Queens
Be the fairest of seasons, sweet May.