Prayer Partners

Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or the consecrated life, there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community. Pope Francis

We invite you to join us in praying for the needs of our future priests and our Seminary community. Each week of the year will bring an intention being held up by the seminary. It is our hope that friends of the seminary will take each intention into their personal prayer time. Each month, the list of intentions will be updated for the upcoming weeks. Please remember our intentions in your daily prayers.

April 2015

April 5 - For the seminary community to experience the joy of the Resurrection. We pray to the Lord.

April 12 – For all our family and friends of the seminary to experience the mercy of God as we walk the Easter journey. We pray to the Lord.

April 19 – For all in the seminary community who are struggling with illness or have died may they know the comfort of Jesus through his gift of love. We pray to the Lord.

April 26- For benefactors of the seminary may this Easter season lead them into the Resurrection of the Lord, bringing deeper joy in their hearts. We pray to the Lord.

May 2015

May 3 - For all seminarians and deacons as they complete their studies, that they will have hearts full of gratitude for all that God is doing in their hearts and through them. We pray to the Lord.

May 10 - For all the mothers of the seminarians and alumni of Kenrick-Glennon, may they be blessed in a special way for their fostering vocations to the priesthood. We pray to the Lord.

May 17- For all staff, faculty, and seminarians who have had a loved one serve in the military especially those who have lost their family member in protecting our freedom. We pray to the Lord.

May 24- For the Deacon class as they experience the promise of their ordination into the priesthood and bring blessing to faithful of the Church. We pray to the Lord.

May 31- For all the alumni of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in gratitude for their ministry in the Church. We pray to the Lord.

About Intercessory Prayer

Prayer for one another has been a rich tradition in the Church. “On the day of Pentecost, the Spirit of the Promise was poured out on the disciples, gathered together in one place. While awaiting the Spirit, “all these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer. The Spirit who teaches the Church and recalls for her everything that Jesus said was also to form her in the life of prayer.”

The Catechism defines Prayer of Intercession as follows:  “Intercession is a prayer of petition which leads us to pray as Jesus did. He is the one intercessor with the Father on behalf of all men, especially sinners. He is “able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. The Holy Spirit “himself intercedes for us . . . and intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”  Since Abraham, intercession – asking on behalf of another – has been characteristic of a heart attuned to God’s mercy. In the age of the Church, Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks “not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others,” even to the point of praying for those who do him harm. The first Christian communities lived this form of fellowship intensely. Thus the Apostle Paul gives them a share in his ministry of preaching the Gospel but also intercedes for them.  The intercession of Christians recognizes no boundaries: “for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions,” for persecutors, for the salvation of those who reject the Gospel (CCC 2634-36).”

It is the hope of the seminary community that you will take each weekly intention into your personal prayer time and to your Eucharistic celebration intentions. May our journey of intercession for others bring joy and delight in our hearts and the Father’s heart.