Praying Together

Novena to St. Michael
St. Michael statueJoin members of the Roundtable in praying a weekly Novena to St. Michael!  The goal is to form members in a prayer habit that will be cultivated over the next 9 weeks. This novena is to lead members to a prayerful reflection on how each of us can pray for justice and obedience to Christ and the Church, especially in the influence of Pope Leo XIII. 

When: every Friday beginning on November 10 through January 5, 2024
Time: 11 AM ET/10 AM CT/9 AM MT/8 AM PT
Duration: 30 minutes
Facilitator: Dcn. Joshua Klickman, Director, Human Life and Dignity Ministry, Diocese of Raleigh
Link: will be shared via the Virtual Roundtable Google Group


God Guiding Us: an Advent prayer service

Roundtable invites you to join us for our Advent prayer service and reflection titled, God Guiding Us, to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ.
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Presenter: Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Facilitator: Genevieve Mougey, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Wyoming
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World Refugee Day

WRD graphicAccording to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

This year, in solidarity with other celebrations happending around the country, Roundtable intern, Kenza Benazzouz organized and facilitated a prayer service that featured Elena Mueller Garcia, retired diocesan director from the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL, who came to the United States as a refugee through Operation Pedro Pan. If you missed the prayer service, you can watch the recording and hear Elena's story.  

Monthly Prayer Opportunities

During the month of October, we celebrate Respect Life Month. Please join us in praying this Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life.

Monthly_Prayer_Image.JPGOctober 28 - This month's prayer opportunity will be facilitated by Roundtable's board chair, Dcn. Robert Vigil from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  Hope to see you there!

Topic: October Prayer Opportunity highlighting the Holy Rosary
Facilitator: Dcn. Robert Vigil, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
When: Thursday, October 28 at 2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT

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Meeting ID: 864 6876 7997

World Refugee Day - SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 20

Screen_Shot_2021-03-30_at_10.27.45_PM.pngOctober 7, 2021 - Organizers from the Office of Migration and Refugee Services at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University and Roundtable are hosting monthly planning meetings to prepare for World Refugee Day 2022 taking place on Monday, June 20, 2022. Monthly meetings are scheduled the first Thursday of each month at at 2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT. Please consider joining fellow colleagues as we support one another in our respective planning efforts and share best practices. 

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Meeting ID: 842 6298 9970

Ideas to get your creative thoughts flowing:

Additional prayer resources from our colleauges

Bread for the WorldFinding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border

Catholic Relief ServicesLead the Way on Hunger: A Solidarity Prayer Service and Reflection (En español)

Dorothy Day Guild
Charged with forwarding her canonization, the Guild and Roundtable prayed, Hope in Hard Times: A Novena with Dorothy Day from September 16-24. Over the course of its traditional nine days, we “spiritually gathered” (in the words of Pope Francis), invoking Dorothy’s presence and example. On the ninth day, Roundtable members gathered virtually to pray the final reflection and prayer together. Below are the daily reflections, which were shared via email to Roundtable members:

Day 1 - pdfSolidarity
Day 2 - pdfHealthcare Workers
Day 3 - pdfGenerosity and Those Who Have Lost Work
Day 4 - pdfEssential Workers
Day 5 - pdfThe Marginalized
Day 6 - pdfJustice
Day 7 - pdfFaith Communities
Day 8 - pdfNon-violence
Day 9 - Hope and Delight

Council on Mental Illness, National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Mental Health Awareness Month (May) Prayer Service was led by Dr. Chris Miller utilizing the following resources:

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