Global Prayer Marathon
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the month of May to end the pandemic. Bishop Foys has called upon principals to answer this call from the Holy Father.
There is an article in the Messenger referencing the Pope’s message along with the plans of our Diocese. It can be found here: https://covdio.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/9116Messenger30April2021.pdf
The Pope’s specific plan is to pray the rosary daily. Here is the specific wording from the document’s release:
Pope Francis is requesting that during this month of May the entire Church invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the end of the pandemic and, in a special way, he is inviting all of us to pray fervently for those most closely affected by it. During each day of May, guided by a calendar with specific intentions, all the Shrines around the world, united in a communion of supplication, will lift up their prayers, which, like the fragrance of incense, will rise up to heaven. Thirty Marian Shrines will take turns leading this prayer throughout the Church and offering the faithful a series of prayer moments for them to participate throughout the entire day.
I have attached St. Anthony's plan as to how we will participate in this call for prayer, the prayer intentions for each day, and the full document for your review.