By Sue Pershon
The power of Prayer is phenomenal. As Catholics we turn to prayer for consolation, healing, forgiveness, and whatever else may be happening in our lives and families. Prayer comforts us in times of joy, sorrow or gratitude.
Prayer comes in many forms – we can choose to pray independently or in community, silently or aloud. Pope Francis has even launched an App called ‘Click To Pray’ that allows Catholics from all around the world to pray together.
The importance of Prayer is equally cherished here in the Diocese of San José.
This year the Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) materials included a section where parishioners could write down their prayer requests and send them in to the ADA Office.
Parishioners from all across our community sent in their prayer requests for healing, understanding, acceptance, employment, happiness, safety, tolerance, love and more. These requests were placed in a basket in the Chapel at the Chancery Office where staff and priests have remembered them in their prayers at Daily Mass and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.
It is not too late to send in your prayer requests. We welcome you to write down how we can pray for you and send it to:
Diocese of San José, ADA Office,
1150 North First Street, Ste 100,
San José, CA, 95112
We will add them to our daily prayers.
Please join us as we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of San José.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20