Parish wide ministry offering prayers for those whose intentions are made known.
A prayer booklet is given to members when they join the Prayerful Hearts.
A monthly newsletter of prayers is also sent to the members.
To join, call the Parish Office (Reggie) and your name will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Holy Mother of Czestochowa, Thou art full of grace, goodness and mercy.
I consecrate to Thee all my thoughts, words and actions, my soul and body.
I beseech Thy blessings and especially prayers for my salvation.
Today, I consecrate myself to Thee, Good Mother, totally, with body and soul amid joy and sufferings to obtain for myself and others Thy blessings on this earth and eternal life in Heaven. Amen.
(The image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, was traditionally believed to have been painted by St. Luke the Evangelist on a cypress wood panel from a table used by the Holy Family in Nazareth. On April 14, 1430, robbers, sometimes associated with the Hussites of Bohemia, looted the monastery and made three slashes on the face of Our Lady in an attempt to remove valuable stones, finally smashing the image into three pieces. In order to repair the icon, the original paint was removed and the icon was repainted. Although the icon was restored, the slashes in Our Lady’s face remain visible today.)
May the life of Blessed Mary be ever present to our awareness.
In her, as in a mirror, the form of virtue and beauty of chastity shrine forth.
She was virgin, not only in body, but in mind and spirit.
She never sullied the pure affection of her heart by unworthy feelings.
She was humble of heart.
She was serious in her conversations.
She was prudent in her counsels.
She was preferred to pray rather than to speak.
She united in her heart the prayers of the poor and avoided the uncertainty of worldly riches.
She was ever faithful to her daily duties, reserved in her conversations, and always accustomed to recognize God as the Witness of her thoughts.
Blessed be the name of Jesus. Amen.