Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Adoration Guild
Chair: Marc Karam Phone: (334) 727 - 8991
Mission: The Alliance of the Two Hearts - the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary - at Holy Spirit Catholic church is a prayer ministry that witnesses to the special bond between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of His Mother Mary by holding an all-night vigil of Adoration and Reparation on the First Friday/First Saturday of every month.
Goal: The first goal is to celebrate the Unity and Love between the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, so that the hearts of all of us be united to their Hearts and to each other in peace, love, and humility following their example. The second goal of the all-night vigil is to offer Reparation to the Two Hearts for the sins committed by mankind against them, as requested by Our Lord from St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (Apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paray-Le-Monial, France, 1673) and as requested by Our Lady in her apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
Objective: Contemplative prayer is at the Heart of the Church and earns immense Graces upon those who practice it and upon those they pray for. The objective of the Alliance of the Two Hearts is to offer prayer to God by means of the monthly vigil of Adoration and Reparation on the first Friday/First Saturday of the month so that tremendous Graces of Conversion, Healing, Virtue, Growth, and much more be poured not only on the Clergy and Parishioners of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, but also on the whole Montgomery Area, as well as the Archdiocese of Mobile, as well as the State of Alabama, as well as the whole USA country, as well as the WHOLE WORLD, just as we pray in the Divine Mercy Chaplet: “Have Mercy on us and on the WHOLE WORLD”!
Membership: All persons interested in contemplative prayer in union with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary are welcome to attend the vigil of the Alliance of the Two Hearts at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, who meet for prayer once per month on the evening of the First Friday of each month till the morning of the next day, the First Saturday of the month. On the month where First Friday and Saturday don't follow each other (when the beginning of the month falls on a Saturday) the vigil of Adoration an Reparation in held on the First Friday/Second Saturday weekend.
Activities: The monthly format of the First Friday/First Saturday of the month Vigil of Adoration and Reparation consists of opening the vigil on the First Friday of each month by praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary at 8:30 pm followed by Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 9:00 pm. Then Our Eucharistic Lord is exposed on the Altar for all-night Eucharistic Adoration that ends at 9:00 am the next day (First Saturday of each month) with a Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary followed by the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. The vigil is open to all who desire to attend. The church is open all night, and all are encouraged to participate in the Masses, and to spend time in Adoration as long as they desire and their schedule permits.