Ember Days – Let’s Pray!

Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following Ash Wednesday, Pentecost, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the Feast of St. Lucy. These dates correspond with the changing of the seasons in the calendar year and are traditionally days of fasting and abstinence.

Ember Days for the next 12 months fall on:

  • September 19, 21 and 22, 2018
  • December 19, 21 and 22, 2018
  • March 13, 15 and 16, 2019
  • June 12, 14 and 15, 2019

This video explains the Ember Days very well, especially as they connect to prayer for vocations.


Holy Hour – World Day of Prayer for Priests

Each year the World Day of Prayer for Priests is celebrated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The annual Serra Club Holy Hour will be Thursday June 7th at 7 pm at Saint Patrick Church (244 Smith Street). The Hour will include Adoration, a special rosary for priests, quiet prayer time and a homily by recently ordained Deacon Brendan Rowley. Please spread the word and join us to pray for our priests!


Lenten Reflections

Lent is a time of prayer and reflection. When reflecting on what Christ did for us, we must be so grateful for him providing us with the path to eternal life. We must also be grateful for his plan of continuously giving us more disciples through the Priesthood. Pray for our Priests every day as they are carrying their own cross but they are helping you carry your cross too!


Each year the Serra Club and the Mary Mother of Priests Apostolate (MMOP) prepare adoption cards with the names of all our priests. Anyone who would like to spiritually adopt agrees to pray daily for the year for the priest they are assigned. If you would like to adopt, please fill in the form found on the adopt-a-priest tab. Thank you for praying for our priests!

Our next meeting is Tuesday October 17 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Providence Seminary. All are welcome!

Holy Hour for World Day of Prayer for Priests

Our annual Holy Hour for the World Day of Prayer for Priests (WDPP) will be held June 23 at 6:30 pm at Saint Brendan Church 60 Turner Avenue Riverside RI. WDPP is always celebrated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. We also invite you to join us in praying a novena for our priests and seminarians. This begins Wednesday June 14. You can download a copy here. Please share the link so that we have many people praying! Novena to the Sacred Heart for the Priesthood 2017 final