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Why did Jesus pray so
often? Jesus knew that prayer was a means of living out his
relationship with his Father.
Every relationship requires communication – ongoing
communication. Prayer is our way of listening and speaking
to God, of communicating with God. Prayer, St. Theresa of
Lisieux tells us, is nothing else than a close sharing
between friends; it is taking time frequently to be alone
with the One who we know loves us.
Prayer is one of the marks of discipleship that we live here
at the Cathedral. Beginning this summer, we will have an
on-going exploration of prayer including personal prayers of
thanksgiving and petition, the universal prayers of the
Church that form the framework of the Mass and Liturgy of
We are often asked to pray for others and we do so
willingly. To that end we have decided to begin the
Cathedral Prayer Link. Many of you may be familiar with
Prayer Chains, circles or links. You may even have been the
beneficiary of one. The idea is to make it simple and quick
for you to spread your prayer requests or prayers of
thanksgiving to many people in a short amount of time.
We have set up a dedicated phone line and a special e-mail
address for your prayer requests. You simply call
414-276-9814, Ext.3204, or e-mail
pray...@stjohncathedral.org and leave your prayer request. You can be as specific
or as vague as you wish. We will monitor the line daily.
each Cathedral parishioner or friend do?
pray as part of the Cathedral Prayer Link. We will send
e-mail prayer link requests as often as necessary. If you
don’t have e-mail, we will arrange for you to receive a
phone call to make you aware of the prayer needs. We can
even send the requests to you by mail if you have no other
means to receive them.
As a prayer volunteer, you are only asked to bring the needs
and thanksgivings to God in your daily prayer. We will send
everyone who volunteers to be a part of this ministry
helpful prayer resources and we will up-date these materials
If you are interested in being part of our prayer link
please let us know. Call Pat Wisialowski, 414-276-9814, ext.
3119 for questions or Helen Gadbois ext. 3118 to volunteer.
We need as many people as possible to pray daily for
friends, parishioners, family members, our entire community
and we need a few people willing to contact those praying
with us who do not use e-mail.
As you pray today – remember this request and call to
volunteer. Thank you.
Pat Wisialowski, Pastoral Associate