One Million Rosaries
CAN WE COUNT YOU IN?
Will you be a part of the movement in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to pray ONE MILLION ROSARIES FOR VOCATIONS between the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7th?
It’s never been done here before but WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.
“Behind and before every vocation is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a faith community…. Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer: and only through prayer can we persevere and bear fruit.” – Sister Martha Gomez, R.G.S., Delegate for Consecrated Life in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
CATHOLIC VOCATIONS include priesthood, religious life, marriage, and single life – callings to join Christ through our Baptism, serving God as we serve others.
ENTER YOUR PLEDGE for the number of rosaries you will pray for vocations.
SHARE this endeavor with their family, friends, and organizations outside of the state, so we will have beautiful souls all over the world praying for increased vocations in our diocese. While rosaries are typically associated with Catholics, non-Catholics pray the rosary as it is recognized as a valid form Christian devotion and mindfulness.
RESOURCES for success! Whether you learned the rosary as a child or just learning as an adult use these resources to help make this popular meditative prayer a part of your devotions.
CatholicMega – Like its name suggests it has mega offerings – Order of Mass, daily readings, Breviary, reading reflections, interactive Rosary, Stations of the Cross, NABRE Catholic Bible, links to popular Catholic blogs and web sites, pro-life-resources, youth ministry resources, link to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and many prayers.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/catholic-mega-app/id779001906
The Holy Rosary app –helps you to pray the Holy Rosary with options to customize the font size of text, listen to the mysteries in audio form and even give your reminder just not to miss the devotion. There are also background pictures and music to help you focus. The voices are clear and the recitation is slow enough to understand what you are praying. The audio Rosary works offline after downloading so you can listen and pray without an internet connection.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-holy-rosary/id308942546
Amen from the Augustine Institute is a guided meditation app for Scriptures and Catholic prayers including the Rosary. It also has inspiring stories of Saints and peaceful background music.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amen-catholic-prayer/id1573298413
Relevant Radio – shows produced by Relevant Radio are available in live streaming, podcasts, audio and text prayers, daily readings, and Catholic news from all over the world. Downloads available to use offline.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/relevant-radio/id597930318
Laudate is one of the original Catholic apps offering Prayer for the Day, Rosary and Chaplets, the New American Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Stations of the Cross, Podcasts and more. Very complete and easy to use but without the trendy graphics.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/laudate-1-free-catholic-app/id499428207
For Kindle Fire: https://www.amazon.com/AJ-Laudate/dp/B005YH5R7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453952787&sr=8-1&keywords=laudate
God Calls – an app aimed at 16-35 year olds to help reflect on what God is calling you to do. It includes prayers, saints, journal, news, and more.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/godcalls/id1192211305?ls=1
iBreviary – It has Office Readings, Morning, Daytime, Evening, and Night prayers. It also includes the Rosary and Daily Mass Readings. The interface is simple and easy to use. Multiple languages are also available.
For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibreviary-ts-plus/id422601705
PrayAsYouGo – under the Series heading you will find Rosary Reflections designed for everyone familiar and unfamiliar.
Website and app downloads: https://pray-as-you-go.org
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First Communion 2023
Vacation Bible School 2023
Readings for the week of September 24, 2023
- Sunday: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 (18a) / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 / Lk 8:19-21
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a / Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5 / Jn 1:47-51
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13 / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Ez 18:25-28 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9, (6a) / Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5 / Mt 21:28-32
09/23/23 8:30 am
MARSEILLE, France (CNS) -- The world and the Catholic Church today need to take a leap forward "in faith, charity and hope," Pope Francis said in his homily at a late afternoon Mass in Marseille's open-air stadium.
"We need to rekindle our passion and enthusiasm, to reawaken our desire to commit ourselves to fraternity. We need to once again risk loving our families and dare to love the weakest, and to rediscover in the Gospel the transforming grace that makes life beautiful," he said at the final event of a two-day trip to the old port city of Marseille.Read More
09/22/23 8:30 am
MARSEILLE, France (CNS) -- At a moving ceremony at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis led a moment of silence for the countless lives lost in its blue but treacherous waters.
And he warned the world it was now at a crossroads: people must choose either to take the path of compassion, encounter and fraternity or veer off toward a track of indifference and conflict.Read More
09/22/23 8:30 am
WASHINGTON – Representatives from Catholic Indigenous organizations came together with Catholic bishops and staff from the episcopal conferences of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States this week for the International Conference on Catholic Indigenous Ministry (ICCI). The gathering in Washington was an historic occasion of dialogue, learning, and fellowship for those who work with Indigenous communities in the Catholic Church.
Hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Native American Affairs, the purpose of the week-long gathering was to share experiences, ideas, resources, and best practices encountered in the relationship between the Catholic Church and Indigenous communities.Read More
Faith In Action
CHRISTMAS 2022 FOOD BOXES TO LOCAL FAMILIES
This Christmas Season we helped xx families with food boxes.
Thank you all and Good Job!
During VBS this year our children were challenged to bring in spare change to help CRS modify bikes for children in need. Each bike modification costs about $50. Our children collected enough for 13 bikes and we then challeneged our parish to match the kids. There is one more week to donate so lets see how they do.
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