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.
That the first woman to earn a PhD in computer Science was a nun? To learn more about Sister Mary Kenneth Keller check out this link. More inspiring stories of women in religious life can be found at sisterstory.org.
Last evening we held our 10th annual seminarian parent dinner. Click our Flickr link on the right to see the photos.
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!
Our next meeting is Monday September 11 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Providence Seminary on Mount Pleasant Ave. in Providence. All are welcome!
August 4th is the feast of Saint Jean Marie Vianney the Cure of Ars and patron of parish priests. We invite you to pray a novena for our priests beginning July 27th. You can download a copy here.
The next meetings of Serra will be May 3 and June 8. Meetings are at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Providence Seminary (OLP) on Mount Pleasant Avenue in Providence. New members are always welcome!