Sunday, August 2, 2009

1st Sundays: Uniting Our First Sunday Holy Communion inspired by the Mother's of Lu for the Priesthood and Vocations.

We thought it would be fitting to receive & offer Holy Communion on the 1st Sundays of the month as the Mothers of Lu did together. They offered up their Holy Communions on the first Sundays of the month, and after Mass offered this simple prayer together for vocations to the priesthood.

Prayer of the Mothers of Lu:

"O God, grant that one of my sons may become a priest! I myself want to live as a good Christian and want to guide my children always to do what is right, so that I may recieve the grace, o God, to be allowed to give you a holy priest! Amen."

The first Sundays seemed fitting as it’s an easy reminder and can be linked to other first of the month devotions and indulgences.

So please join us every Sunday in offering Mass for the Priesthood and Vocations as well as saying the prayer and asking God daily for the gift of priests and religious, especially from our own families.

The story fo the Mother's of Lu is an awesome story, an inspiration of what simple, trusting, and consistent prayer can achieve. It’s on page 18 of the booklet Adoration, Reparation, Spiritual Motherhood for Priests and worth a read before this Sunday, if you can. It will certainly inspire you as it did us. You can download the booklet here or from the lefthand sidebar. Or you can read our posting In imitation of the Mothers of Lu, where we share the whole story from the booklet there.

God Bless


one grateful heart said...

God bless you for encouraging Catholics of the world to unite in the offering of Holy Communion for priests and for vocations to the Priesthood! May your holy zeal produce much good fruit for the glory of God and the good of souls! Please add my name to your list.
I have just posted a "Prayer to Offer Holy Communion for Priests" that you might want to share with your readers.

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Thank you for your comment, I have gladly added your name to the adoration list and we will endeavour to share that beautiful prayer very soon.

Your blog, is inspirational.