All are welcome to join us for a Bishop Baraga Deanery Vocations Apostolate.
The Bishop Baraga Apostolate is a new initiative of the Brainerd Deanery which seeks to support vocations within our Deanery by praying for vocations daily, learning more about how we can invite others to a vocation, and helps support our priests in concrete ways.
Following Mass we will gather for a potluck in the social hall. Meat will be provided so you are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. This is a great opportunity to invite others to come and learn about the Apostolate in the spirit of fellowship and is open to everyone! We hope this to be an annual event where members of the Apostolate, and others that would like to learn about it, will come together for prayer and fellowship. We hope to see you there!
Bishop Baraga [bear' ga] Vocations Apostolate of the Brainerd Deanery
What is an Apostolate?
What does membership in the Apostolate entail? Most importantly prayer for our priests, seminarians, deacons and religious.They need to know that we care about their vocation and health as they minister to the faithful. Secondly, we need to have funds to enhance their spiritual life. Why do we need funds to strengthen our Apostolate? Some simple examples would be:
We recommend that members of Bishop Baraga Vocations Apostolate contribute $30 each year to provide our necessary funds. Not everyone may be able to contribute this amount; some are able to contribute more. We encourage everyone, whether they can contribute or not, to please pray for success in our endeavors.
The Power of Prayer
If a small village can get 323 vocations, what can an entire Diocese do???
** Guidelines for Praying for Vocations **
Every Day: Pray the two Daily Prayers for Vocations (back cover).
AND/OR Attend the formal Holy Hour for Vocations at Church.