Spiritual Bouquet for the Archbishop
You are of course aware that Archbishop Cordileone has been beat up in the press quite a bit lately, for his support of Father Illo at Star of the Sea who is phasing out altar girls, and for the language change to the teacher contract at Catholic schools. A petition is circulating to support the Archbishop and everyone should sign it.
Meanwhile, it would be great to deliver the Archbishop a different sign of support—a spiritual bouquet. In short this consists of prayers offered to the Archbishop on his behalf. These are usually rosaries, but could be Masses offered, hours from Divine Office, etc. I will collect the names, types, and numbers of prayers, and present them to the Archbishop. Because my wife works for him it will not be a problem to get the names into his hands.
What to Do
To join the spiritual bouquet, please send an email no later than February 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Name(s) of participants
2. The types of prayers to be offered (per person)
3. The number of prayers to be offered (per person)
I will send one follow up email to the list to confirm he has received the list, after which I will not use your email address for anything else related to this.
A single rosary takes about 20 minutes, so if you offer three rosaries you are spending an hour praying for our Archbishop!
This is going out to a group of people I know, but please feel free to forward on to anyone who might be interested. As the season of Septuagesima moves on into Lent, now is a great time to ramp up the prayers and there is no better cause!