What is a spiritual bouquet? It is a promise to pray specific prayers for whom we say we are praying for. This particular Spiritual Bouquet is for our first responders in its many facets. These are our nurses, paramedics, police, firefighters, and all those who help save lives. We normally celebrate Mass for them, but since the COVID virus, we have not been able to do so.
The intentions for them can be for their safety, wisdom, their families, health, and in thanksgiving for their sacrifice and commitment to the community. Many people pray rosaries, chaplets, holy hours, other written prayers, bible readings, or even good works such as suggested by the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in honor of them. You can be as creative as you like. We will present all our prayers and works in a list. It is a way of asking Our Lord Jesus to fill them with the graces they need in this time of intense trial.
Please let us know by Sunday, August 2, what you are willing to offer for our first responders in prayers so that your prayers may be on the list and bring them hope. God bless them all!