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The Prayer Ministry is open to all parishioners and is an outreach of prayer for various needs of the parish, the community, the Diocese and the World.

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The Branches Dear Guardian Angel !

Parish Project 2017

As you know, the Diocese of Pittsburgh is facing a shortage of priests in the near future.  How can you help?  Pray.  The Diocese has asked parishioners to participate in the 31 Club, created by the Diocese for an increase in priestly vocations.  

Here’s how:   By becoming a 31 Club member, you are promising to pray ONE rosary ONE day a month specifically for an increase of priestly vocations in the Pittsburgh Diocese.

To join, visit:  www.pghpriest.com  Cards explaining this ministry are in the literature rack in the back of the church.  Thank you, OLMM Prayer Ministry

How to Pray the Rosary

Crucifix: Make the Sign of the Cross and recite the Apostles’ Creed

First Bead: The Our Father

Beads 3 to 6: Three Hail Mary’s and the Glory Be

Bead before the connector through the first decade: Meditate on the First Mystery while saying the Our Father, ten Hail Marys’ and the Glory Be

Next Bead and the second decade: Meditate on the First Mystery while saying the Our Father, ten Hail Marys’ and the Glory Be

Next Bead and the third decade: Meditate on the First Mystery while saying the Our Father, ten Hail Marys’ and the Glory Be

Next Bead and the fourth decade: Meditate on the First Mystery while saying the Our Father, ten Hail Marys’ and the Glory Be

Next Bead and the fifth decade: Meditate on the First Mystery while saying the Our Father, ten Hail Marys’ and the Glory Be

Concluding prayers

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness and our hope!

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning  and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most precious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise: through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen

The Joyful Mysteries: Monday and Saturday

First Joyful Mystery:     The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

Third Joyful Mystery:     The Nativity of our Lord JesusChrist

Fourth Joyful Mystery:  The Presentation of our Lord

Fifth Joyful Mystery:      Finding Jesus in the Temple

The Sorrowful Mysteries: Tuesday and Friday

First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the garden of Gethsemane

Second Sorrowful Mystery: The scourging at the Pillar

Third Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus is crowned with thorns

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus carried the Cross

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The crucifixion of Our Lord

The Glorious Mysteries: Wednesday and Sunday

First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven

Third Glorious Mystery: The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples

Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Mary to Heaven

Fifth Glorious Mystery: The coronation of Mary as the Queen of Heaven and earth

The Luminous Mysteries: Thursday

First Mystery of Light:    The Baptism in the Jordan

Second Mystery of Light: The wedding at Cana

Third Mystery of Light:  The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Fourth Mystery of Light: The Transfiguration

Fifth Mystery of Light: The Institution of the Eucharist

 

A Message from the Prayer Ministry for Lent 2018!

It is not often that we can receive the benefits of a Plenary Indulgence, but Divine Mercy Sunday provides us that opportunity every year.

Taken from EWTN website:   A plenary indulgence means that by the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sacramentally forgiven sins is obtained.  The person becomes as if just baptized and would fly immediately to heaven if he died in that instant. A partial indulgence means that a portion of the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin is remitted.  Partial indulgences are received either by doing some act to which a partial indulgence is attached (e.g. praying a partially indulgenced prayer), or by the incomplete fulfillment of the conditions attached to a plenary indulgence.

The Prayer Ministry would like to invite everyone this year to participate in the Divine Mercy Novena, which starts on Good Friday and ends on Sunday, April 8, 2018, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

The novena pamphlets (see links below) will be available on Palm Sunday at all Masses.  The novena pamphlet will be posted on the OLMM website for your convenience. The novena can be recited at home or any place of choice.  Below are the requirements for the Plenary Indulgence and the locations for the final day of the novena, which completes the novena.  (Spanish language folders pamphlets are available as well.)

Taken from EWTN website:   

I. The usual conditions for every plenary indulgence include:

  • sacramental confession (according to previously issued norms, within about 20 days before or  after)
  • Eucharistic communion (according to previously issued norms, preferably on the day, or the days before or after);
  • prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff/ Pope Francis, (certain prayers are not specified),
  • usually an Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be are sufficient.  

The specific conditions for this Indulgence:

On Divine Mercy Sunday in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin:

  • take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy;  or
  • in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!")

Locations for Divine Mercy Sunday Apr. 8, 2018:  St. Louise de Marillac, 320 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh, services from 3-4 pm (412-833-1010).

Links:  Novena GuideNovena Page 1Novena Page 2Novena Page 3Novena Page 4