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Prayer For Vocations

Heavenly Father,
We thank you and praise you
for the service of our priests
and religious sisters and brothers.
May they be inspired by the heroic legacy of
Father Narcisse Martin,
scholar, priest, and pastor a century ago,
especially in devotion to the Eucharist,
support for the Priesthood, and their fruit of
Intercultural Unity.
May our love and appreciation for
all who have served us as priests and religious
open the hearts of our children to your call
to conform their lives to Jesus Christ.
We ask this through the intercession of
Mary, the Immaculate Conception,
by the power of your Holy Spirit,
through the same Christ, our Lord.
   Cenacle Prayer
The Cenacle is an apostolate of prayer of individuals and families, including little children, coming together to serve St. Peter’s Parish through prayers and sacrifices. One of over two thousand world-wide prayer groups registered under the Marian Movement of Priests organization, its primary calling is to pray for an increase in priestly vocations and for the sanctification and protection of all Catholic priests including the Pope.  The group also prays for St. Peter’s families, parishioners, and the overall needs of our parish.   This intercessory prayer group serves as a channel of grace for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary to bless the entire parish through total consecration to Jesus through Mary.
The Cenacle meets in the church on Friday evenings for an hour at 8:00. All are welcome and encouraged to bring their rosaries.
Daily Rosary
Prior to daily Mass at about 7:35 a.m., an informal group of worshipers pray the rosary for the intention of “each and every intention that you may have and for all the deceased members of the parish, and those who will die today, especially within the hour.” This early-morning devotion has been continuing at St. Peter’s for many years. Those present take turns leading each decade.
Pro-Life Rosary
During the final hour of Eucharistic Adoration every First Friday of the month, the rosary is prayed at 7:00 p.m. for the intention of the pro-life ministry.
 Eucharistic Adoration
On the first Friday of each month, parishioners join in adoration of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. At St. Peter’s, Adoration begins immediately following the 8 o’clock Mass and continues until Benediction at 7:30 in the evening. Sometimes several people are present, but many times one might be alone with our Savior. Our parish is fortunate to have a dedicated group of five to seven people who routinely commit their time to make sure Adoration is unbroken. Helpful pamphlets are available at the back of the church in the Spiritual Literature Corner. This ministry’s goal is to have at least two people in adoration the entire time the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. To fulfill this goal, Coordinator Tom Wanner asks participants to indicate on signup sheets at the Spiritual Literature Corner in the back of the church when they plan to be there. However, all are encouraged to drop in whenever their schedules allow.
Contact: Tom Wanner, 301-645-8405, tdwanner@aol.com
Held on First Fridays of the month in the church at 7:30 p.m., Benediction concludes our Eucharistic Adoration.