On February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church also celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. In parishes, this year it is observed the weekend of February 3-4. Pope Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day for Consecrated Life celebration in 1997.
Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.
Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life with Religious from the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, February 3, at St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Rd., in Dartmouth, beginning at 9 a.m.
Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette Father Flavio Gillio will lead a Reflection and Shared Prayer on the theme of “From Jerusalem to the Jordan River: Re-experiencing our mountaintop experiences with God to find purpose, meaning and goals in today’s religious life.” The reflection will be followed by the celebration of Mass with the Bishop and then lunch. All priests are welcome to concelebrate. Women and Men Religious are asked to RSVP before January 30th to Sr.Paulina@dioc-fr.org