THANK YOU TO  ALL THE WOMEN who came to pray and serve at our
2016 Annual Gathering  of Spiritual Motherhood for Priests

We were blessed by the presence of 90+ women at our prayer event, 12 assisting with registration, greeting, and hostessing the lunch. The 50+ spiritual mothers for priests who stayed after prayers
for a time of faith-filled fellowship shared a delicious potluck lunch of assorted of food and drinks.
 We thank the lovely women who made generous donations to our speaker and to our host parish.

What a beautiful morning, for the love of God, our holy Mother and our dear shepherds!

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A Morning with Mary, 
Mother of Mercy, Mother of Priests
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on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Speaker:  Reverend Michael J. Houser
 
Please join us for prayer, formation & fellowship:
+ Holy Mass & Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests
+ talk by Fr. Michael Houser
+ commitment ceremony of Spiritual Mothers Adopting Priests
+ Spiritual Mothers' Potluck Lunch

Saturday morning, June 4, 2016
St. Joseph Church  - map
567 St. Joseph's Lane, Manchester, MO 63021

This event led to 35 more women spiritually adopting a St. Louis priest through our program. 
We now have 246 spiritual mothers formally committed to cover our 340 Archdiocesan priests. 
Deo gratias!

Once again, many thanks to Lu Cortese and St. Joseph Radio for recording Father Houser's talk, 
making the CD's available for purchase, 
and yet allowing us to share the free audio recordings at the links below. God bless their ministry.
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       Our speaker, Reverend Michael J. Houser, formerly a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has discerned a religious vocation to the order of Benedictine monks at Silverstream Priory in County Meath, Ireland.  Earlier he had written to us:  "Please pray that God's perfect will may be done in me in the months ahead.  God bless you and your work."
       In December 2016, Fr. Houser was released from service to the Archdiocese of St. Louis by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. In 2017 on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Fr. Houser received the Benedictine habit and the religious name, Brother Hildebrand Maria.  Read about it here.
       We keep Fr. Houser/Br. Hildebrand in our prayers as he continues his discernment, now within the monastery walls, until that time that he should make his vows there, God willing.
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To Order audio CD recordings of this talk and Mass homily, contact:
St. Joseph Radio
Email Address:      ordermo1@saintjosephradio.net
Telephone #:          (636) 447 - 6000
Mailing Address:   3920 S. Old Hwy 94 Ste. 36, St. Charles, MO 63304 
Hours:                    10-4:00 CT, Mon-Fri.


To hear the Mass Readings and Father Houser's Homily click here 
To hear Father Houser's Talk      Part 1 click here
Part 2 click here
Part 3 click here
Conclusion click here
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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
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FREE - but please  REGISTER  ONLINE   by Wednesday, June 1.  
     
IF STAYING FOR POTLUCK LUNCHEON, Sign Up to bring a dish or beverage. 
click for map of st. joseph parish complex

Please consider offering a donation in gratitude to our speaker, Father Houser, 
and/or to St. Joseph Parish for hosting us at no charge. 

Can you assist us on June 4 with a few simple chores?   Sign Up to help.

SCHEDULE
8:00 am            - Sign-in and pick up name tags
8:30 am            - MASS for the FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
9:30 am            - Exposition, Talk, Adoration - in church
10:45 am          - Rosary, Litany & other Prayers for Priests
11:15 am          - Commitment Ceremony of Spiritual Mothers anonymously adopting a St. Louis priest
11:30 am          - Benediction
12:00 Noon       - Potluck Lunch in school cafeteria

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For questions, you may email smfpstl@gmail.com or call 314-275-0890.