Adore Jesus in the Monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II

“There can be no Eucharist without the priesthood, just as there can be no priesthood without the Eucharist.” (Letter to Priests 2004)- Pope John Paul II

Do you know of any young people in our parish or diocese that are being called to a vocation to the priesthood or religious life? Do you want to help encourage an atmosphere of prayer in our parish for these vocations? Together we can do something. We can PRAY that our youth will hear and respond to the Lord’s call for them to serve as a priest or religious.

Please join fellow parishioners in praying for vocations in our parish and diocese. On the second Thursday of each month, we will have a special monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II. This monstrance was made possible as a gift to our diocese: for the intention of praying for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

All parishioners are encouraged to come and pray in the church any time during All Day Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please keep the Seminarians currently studying to be priests in our diocese in your prayers. They are Jamie Perea, Benjamin Ross, Christopher Stanish, Jordan Fetkco, Roque Meraz, Gregory Bim-merle, Robert Sarwacinski, and Nathaniel Edquist. Also, remember the young men in our parish that have heard our Lord’s call, and are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Thank you for your generosity in prayer for vocations!

Make a Holy Hour. Make a difference in the lives of our youth, and in the future of our One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church!

Our parish is blessed to have received beautiful reflections from Bishop Melczek on Eucharistic Adoration and the significance of the vocation monstrance. Please take time to read these “words of wisdom” on the cover of this bulletin. As you pass by the Bishop’s picture holding up the monstrance at the Eucharistic Adoration site in the narthex, take time to reflect on his words of encouragement for us. May we follow the example of our Blessed Mother and ponder these words in our hearts!

In Jesus and Mary,

Kathy Miller and Kim Morton

Special note: Beautification of Pope John Paul II is May 1, 2011: The Feast Day of the Divine Mercy.