Thursday, March 27, 2008

Helpers of God's Precious Infants - Prayer Vigil: March 29th

I'm bumping this back up to the top.... All of the flyers for the Helpers of God's Precious Infants (HGPI) prayer vigils are beautiful. But what really caught my eyes on this one was the prayerful posture of the baby over the hands of an elderly person (nice job Mary!)

Unless you are from Maine in Detroit, and getting married that day, please consider taking part in this prayer vigil. It precedes Divine Mercy Sunday!

Bishop Quinn will be leading us this time and as in the past, I hope to see several hundred people there.

Each prayer vigil works pretty much the same. It starts with Mass at 7:30am at an area parish - this time St. Jude on Seven Mile in Detroit (it changes with each vigil). We all then meet at nearby St. Veronica's at 8:30am which is just a few blocks away from two clinics on 8 Mile Rd. where a giant Rosary procession leads us to the boulevard where we are often assisted by local police in crossing. All of the mysteries - that's right ALL - joyful, sorrowful, luminous, and glorious mysteries are prayed. By 10:00 we will have returned to St. Veronica's where instruction is given on where to meet for Benediction and refreshments, along with an overview of the day.

See a video of the founder of Helper's of God's Precious Infants as he explains the details of a prayer vigil in this post at HGPI-Michigan.

Please see the HGPI - Michigan blog for more info.

A photo from the June 2006 vigil featuring the front of the line with Our Lady of Guadalupe leading the way