Day of Continuous Prayer for Marriage & Family Life
———————————- is our parish days for prayer for Marriage & Family Life.
Many parishioners have signed up for an hour of prayer on this day. This is a magnificent contribution.
A few thoughts about this hour of prayer:
It can be done anywhere – at home, out walking, in the church during the daylight hours, even in bed!! etc.
This does not involve any group gathering – it is a personal undertaking
This prayer is focused specifically on the concerns of Marriage and Family Life.
There is a booklet written by Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R. to help with this hour. In this booklet there are reflections on: Children, young people, and those preparing for marriage; married couples at every stage; all families of every combination; married people who are alone for whatever reason; those who are responsible for supporting marriage and family life.
This booklet is there to make an hour of prayer possible for people since this can be a daunting prospect for many. There is probably too much in it for an hour. It is not essential to complete it every time. This booklet is there as a help, to be used as each person finds helpful.
This day is also a call to the whole parish to pray for Marriage & Family Life at home, at school, at any Mass that is celebrated on the day, at any prayer group meetings that might take place on ———— of the month etc.
If you would like to undertake an hour each month you can do so at any time. (Arrangements will be made to facilitate this)
“The future of humanity passes by way of the family.” (Blessed John Paul 11)