Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - June 24, 2017

"What a blessing on June 24...  such a powerful morning...  
I could feel the love and the commitment 
the women who attended had for our priests."
- comment from a new spiritual mother for priests

     This year the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was not being recognized in the Catholic Church :( because, in our Liturgical Calendar, this movable feast fell on the same day as the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24), which outranks it. But Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish was able to celebrate the feast day of their parish patroness as a Solemnity!  So our Apostolate was incredibly blessed to be invited to hold our our annual event there.
     The pastor, Reverend Tom Miller, celebrated the Mass for the feast day and welcomed us in his homily, speaking of Our Lady's role in his own vocation to the priesthood. Fr. Timothy Elliott's inspiring talks wove in the Message of Our Lady of Fatima during this Centennial Year celebration of her apparitions to the 3 shepherd children in Portugal.
     Almost 60 women attended, and over 30 new women committed to adopt a St. Louis priest, including one out-of-town guest visiting from Wisconsin! Over 25 different parishes throughout the Archdiocese were represented, and ladies from several of them are considering starting a prayer group (cenacle) for priests. As usual, the Lord blessed us with abundant quantities of delicious food and desserts for us to truly feast!
     The staff and the lovely Legion of Mary women of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish welcomed us and took care of all the luncheon set-up and clean-up, truly being both "Marthas" and "Marys". We are grateful to them and to all who attended and shared prayer, food and Christian fellowship.
May God be praised, may Christ's Mother be honored, and may our priests be strengthened. Amen!

A Morning with Mary, 
Mother of Priests
on the Feast of the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturday, June 24, 2017

2 Talks to be given by Reverend Timothy Elliott
      Talk 1:  Mary, Our Spiritual Mother
      Talk 2:  Our Lady of Fatima, Our Heavenly Mother

at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
8 Hwy D, in New Melle, Missouri 63365    map
 
REGISTER NOW   click here    
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Please join us for prayer, formation & fellowship:
+ Holy Mass & Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests
+ talk by Fr. Timothy Elliott
+ commitment ceremony of Spiritual Mothers Adopting Priests
+ Spiritual Mothers' Potluck Lunch
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Please  REGISTER ON LINE  NOW  -  Deadline: Wednesday,  June 21, 2017.

IF STAYING FOR POTLUCK LUNCHEON, click here to Sign Up to bring a dish or beverage.

              Light refreshments and coffee will be available after Mass. 

We are being hosted at no charge by Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 
and there is no charge  for our speaker, Father Tim Elliott.    
So please consider offering a DONATION in gratitude.

* WE NEED HELP -- Please click here to sign up to assist with Registration, Information, set-up, clean-up.

SCHEDULE
7:30 am            - Sign-in and pick up name tags
8:00 am            - Parish MASS for the SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY; Exposition
9:15 am            - Introduction, Talk
10:30 am          - Rosary, Litany & other Prayers for Priests
11:00 am          - Commitment Ceremony of Spiritual Mothers anonymously adopting a St. Louis priest
11:45 am          - Benediction
12:00 Noon       - Pot-Luck Luncheon

  (Please register by Wednesday, June 21.)

To Register On line, CLICK HERE
or Email smfpstl@gmail.com or Call 314-275-0890.
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For questions, please email smfpstl@gmail.com or call 314-275-0890.

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HELP SPREAD THE WORD AND PROMOTE THIS EVENT:

Please extend our invitation to this day of formation & prayer for spiritual mothers of priests to all your women friends, family and church groups. 

Click here for flyer.pdf - Please download, print, share and post in your church and adoration chapels. 

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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
  
Reverend  Timothy P. Elliott attended Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary and was ordained to the holy priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri on June 5, 1982 by Archbishop John L. May.
       Father Elliott's  first assignment was as Associate Pastor of North American Martyrs Church in Florissant from June 1982 to June 1986. He then served as Associate Pastor at three other parishes: Assumption Church in O’Fallon (June 1982-January 1991), St. Alban Roe Church in Wildwood (1991-1995), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in St. Charles (1995-June 1997).  Father Elliott was then appointed as Pastor for St. Joseph’s Church in Josephville from 1997 to 2006, after which he was made Pastor of the first newly established Catholic parish in the St. Louis Archdiocese in twenty-five years -- St. Gianna Parish in Lake Saint Louis.  Currently Father Elliott also serves as spiritual director for the St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association.

Please join us on June 24th, 2017 to hear Fr. Elliott's talk 
on the Immaculate Heart of Mary and spiritual motherhood for priests.