Thursday, February 15, 2024

Children’s Rosary Group from St. Gallus, Scheidegg Parish, Germany visits Radio Horeb

The group leader Enrico Pintus wrote, "I would like to share the happy news that a small delegation of our Children's Rosary group from Scheidegg (Germany) followed the invitation we received from the Christian radio station "Horeb" from Germany based in Balderschwang last Sunday, January 13, 2024, and locally we were able to pray the Glorious Rosary for Fatima Day LIVE in the radio station's recording studio on behalf of many!"

"It was a very nice experience, and the 5 children (girls) and I really enjoyed this trip to Radio Horeb and the associated prayer service!"

"The action once again showed our group how praying the rosary brings a piece of the world church together and connects us Christians with each other, together with Mary and Jesus, through prayer with God. Yes, today the Holy Mother of God really takes her children by the hand by praying the Rosary, shows them her Son, and thus leads us humans on the right path of peace to God, who is our Father. We can always trust the Mother of God with our concerns and need not fear as she is our strong advocate with our Lord in heaven."

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Mass Offered for Seminarians on February 1, 2024

A Mass was offered on February 1, 2024 for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love. Every month, we have a Mass offered for this intention. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are their future flock, it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help.  It is our goal in 2024 to feature a different seminarian on the first of the month every month by inviting him to share something of himself and giving all our readers the opportunity to pray for him. This month, we are featuring Gregory Meyer, a seminarian from Southbury, Connecticut, USA. 

My name is Gregory Meyer, a native of Southbury, Connecticut, and a seminarian in the priestly formation program for the Archdiocese of Hartford in Connecticut. I am twenty-seven years old and in my third year of formation at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minneapolis, with three other men from the Hartford Archdiocese.

I grew up in a Catholic family and my life of faith started at a young age. In college, I came to know the Lord in a much deeper way through being encouraged by a friend to confront some sins in my life and turn to God for His help and mercy. I also learned so much more about our faith through reading the Bible and through Bishop Barron opening me up to the rich intellectual tradition of the Church. Throughout this time, I was encouraged by a priest to consider the priesthood. I noticed a sense of adventure when I thought about the mission of the priesthood in being able to serve the faithful in this unique way as an ordained minister. I also noticed God had given me different gifts that could be used for Christ's Church. Also, celibacy seemed like a sacrifice I was able to make for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven, and as our Lord said concerning this, "Let the one who is able to receive this receive it" (Mt 19:12). In 2020 after working for two years, I was accepted as a seminarian for my Archdiocese. And it has been quite the journey ever since!

As a priest, I hope to bring to the faithful a strong sense of Catholic identity that is nourished by God's grace through the sacraments and beautiful liturgical worship. I hope to reach the people who have drifted away from God or who have never known Him and bring to them the saving message of Christ. Please continue praying for priests and seminarians, and may Our Lady of the Rosary always intercede for us! 

We humbly ask that you please keep Gregory Meyer in your prayers.