Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood for the Sanctification of Priests 
in the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Photo by Jeff Geerling      
the Feast of  
the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Morning with Mary, 
Mother of Priests

with Reverend Joseph Aytona, CPM

at St. Michael the Archangel Church
7622 Sutherland Ave.,  St. Louis, MO 63119-2895   map
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Women, come hear Fr. Joseph Aytona speak about the theology of spiritual maternity.
Also join spiritual mothers of priests for prayer, formation & socializing:
 + Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration & prayers for the Sanctification of Priests
 + Ceremony to  spiritually adopt an anonymous St. Louis priest
 + Pot Luck Luncheon and fellowship with Spiritual Mothers
COST - No Charge
Our speaker, Reverend Joseph Aytona, like all the Fathers of Mercy, is an itinerant preacher who relies on the generosity of those who benefit from his preaching. There is no charge to attend this event, but your Free Will offerings will be presented as an honorarium to Father to support his congregation and his ministry.  So please consider offering a GENEROUS DONATION to our speaker, for the love of God and in gratitude for his priesthood.

     Reverend Joseph Aytona, CPM, was born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the suburbs of Southern California. In 2003, Fr. Joseph joined the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy and was ordained to the Priesthood in May 2010. He is a 2010 graduate of Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, a Master of Divinity Degree, and a Master of Arts in Theology.
     In addition to being the Mission DirectorFr. Joseph is the founder and spiritual director of the Spiritual Motherhood Sodality and the founder of Family Vocation Ministries, an apostolate that promotes vocations through the sanctification of families. He has appeared on "Women of Grace," “EWTN Live” and “Life on the Rock” Catholic programs during which he discussed the importance of the Eucharist, the Priesthood, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He has also been interviewed by Catholic newspapers and periodicals such as the National Catholic Register and Religious Life Magazine.
      The Spiritual Motherhood Sodality educates women regarding the importance of Spiritual Maternity and its connection with the Holy Eucharist and the Priesthood. The Blessed Virgin Mary is esteemed as the ultimate model to help inform women about answering their call to holiness, their dignity and vocation and also, their love for Christ’s ministerial priesthood.

Please join us on June 9, 2018 to hear Fr. Aytona's talks 
on the theology of spiritual motherhood.

(Please register by Wednesday, June 6)
You are welcome to join us even if you did not register!

Register Online HERE (preferred).   Or email smfpstl@gmail.com  or call 314-275-0890. 

IF STAYING for the Pot Luck Lunch, please contribute:  SIGN UP to bring a dish or beverage

* WE COULD USE YOUR ASSISTANCE -- Please click here if you can help us with Registration, Information, set-up, clean-up.

7:30 am      - Sign-in and pick up name tags
8:00 am      - Parish MASS for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Exposition
9:00 am      - Introduction
                    2 Talks by Fr. Aytona: 1) Mary, Mother of Priests
                                                                      2) Spiritual Motherhood & the Renewal of the Church
                    Silent Adoration
11:00 am    - Rosary, Litany & other Prayers for Priests
11:20 am    - Commitment Ceremony of Spiritual Mothers anonymously adopting a St. Louis priest, 
                    Benediction & Closing
12:00 pm    - Potluck Lunch



 •  Share the invitation to this day of formation & prayer for spiritual mothers of priests 
    with all the women in your family, friends and church groups. 

 •  Download PDF FLYER  - print, hand out and post in your church and adoration chapels.