Well.. sort of... St Leo's has begun a Spiritual Adoption! We are & will be praying for an unborn baby, not necessarily our own personal unborn baby, but a baby that has been conceived somewhere during the month of June. We will pray from his or her conception until birth. We may never meet this baby on earth but we will meet him or her someday in heaven!
Remember to start praying that the parents of your baby can get the support they need throughout the pregnancy and beyond, and also that they will love and cherish their most wonderful gift from God!
We encourage all of our parish to pray Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen's "Spiritual Adoption" Prayer to the Holy Family each day for the "adopted" baby, whether its your own "spiritually adopted" baby or the parish's.
Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey! It's so exciting when we find out that God has blessed the world with another life!!
This spiritual journey is going to be fun, educational, exciting and full of grace.
Below (and every two weeks after) you will find links to the Holy Hero's webpage that has all the information and details about what stage the pregnancy is in, some activities, videos and other surprises to help us understand and embrace this journey.
And by adding your daily prayers, you'll also be blessing this wonderful bundle of joy!
Thorough out the nine months we will be discussing this journey within our Parish Religious Ed Programs and will encourage them to take part in a few ways, including service projects and, of course, through praying.
Below you will find the Spiritual Adoption Prayer and below you'll find the links