Padre Pio Prayer Groups
If you are interested in becoming a spiritual child of Saint Padre Pio and would like to join a Padre Pio Prayer Group - either in a spiritual manner or in person - we have initiated this page wherein you can choose either to pray along with us as a spiritual member of one of our six prayers groups or join us in person at one of the meeting sites. You can choose which group best suits your particular situation. Once you have decided to join a group - and if you are unable to attend the meetings - please send us your contact information using the contact form at the bottom of the home page in order for us to register you as a member of that prayer group and also as a spiritual child of Padre Pio. If you live in the Boston area and would like to attend our Prayer Group meetings below are the times and places when the meetings are held.
A Powerful Prayer to be Said Before Praying
“Almighty Father, I place the Precious Blood of Jesus before my lips before I pray, that my prayers may be purified before they ascend to Your divine altar.” – St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi
Prayer: “Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know Thee, and desire nothing save only Thee.”
Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know Thee,
And desire nothing save only Thee.
Let me hate myself and love Thee.
Let me do everything for the sake of Thee.
Let me humble myself and exalt Thee.
Let me think of nothing except Thee.
Let me die to myself and live in Thee.
Let me accept whatever happens as from Thee.
Let me banish self and follow Thee,
And ever desire to follow Thee.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in Thee,
That I may deserve to be defended by Thee.
Let me fear for myself, let me fear Thee,
And let me be among those who are chosen by Thee.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in Thee.
Let me be willing to obey for the sake of Thee.
Let me cling to nothing save only to Thee,
And let me be poor because of Thee.
Look upon me, that I may love Thee.
Call me that I may see Thee,
And for ever enjoy Thee. Amen. - St. Augustine of Hippo
Prayers for Priests
Mother of Jesus Christ and Mother of priests,
Accept this title which we bestow on you to celebrate your motherhood and to contemplate with you the priesthood of your Son and of your sons, O holy Mother of God.
Mother of Christ,
to the Messiah Priest you gave a body of flesh through the anointing of the Holy Spirit for the salvation of the poor and the contrite of heart; guard priests in your heart and in the Church,
O Mother of the Savior.
Mother of Faith,
you accompanied to the Temple the Son of Man, the fulfillment of the promises given to the fathers; give to the Father for his glory the priests of your Son, O Ark of the Covenant.
Mother of the Church,
with the disciples in the Upper Room you prayed to the Spirit for the new People and their shepherds; obtain for the Order of Presbyters a fullness of gifts, O Queen of the Apostles.
Mother of Jesus Christ,
you were with Him at the beginning of His life and of His mission, you sought the Master among the crowd, you stood beside Him when he was lifted up from the earth consumed as the one eternal sacrifice, and you had John close by you, your son; accept from the beginning those who have been called, protect their growth, accompany your sons in their life and in their ministry, O Mother of Priests. Amen. - Prayer by Pope St. John Paul II in Pastores Dabo Vobis
Prayer For Those In or Contemplating A Consecrated Life
Intercessions for the Year of Consecrated Life
For those consecrated to God by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience that they may seek to live their baptismal promises more intensely and have the grace to persevere in their commitment to the Lord and serve with open hearts and willing spirits. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For those who have responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to be a consecrated person that they may experience the support of the Church as they continue their growth in holiness. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
We pray for those who are consecrated to God by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. May they always reveal the love of Christ to those they encounter and continue to enrich our world by their dedicated lives of prayer. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
We pray for all those who are discerning their vocation in life, particularly those whom the Lord is calling to consecrated life. May they be given the wisdom to hear God's call and the courage to respond generously. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For those who are called to the consecrated life, may they be faithful witnesses of God’s love. May others be inspired to live their baptismal commitment by professing the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For all who actively support the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, that they may see the fruit of their efforts in a rich harvest of vocations. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
That the life and mission of the men and women in consecrated life be a means of sanctification for them and building up the kingdom of God. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For all pastors and parish priests of our diocese, that they will recognize and invite those men and women being called to ordained and consecrated lives to answer the call. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For all involved in the examination of candidates to priesthood or to consecrated life, that their choices will benefit the Church. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
That this be a time of grace and growth throughout the diocese, and that there will be a renewal of interest in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
That many young women will be open to Jesus’ call to consecrated life to serve the many needs of the Church and of the world. V. We pray to the Lord… R. Lord, hear our prayer
For all men and women preparing for the priesthood or consecrated life, that their days of formation be filled with joy, peace and the certainty of God’s love. V. We pray to the Lord... R. Lord hear our prayer
Act of Consecration to St. Joseph
By St. Bernadine of Siena
O my beloved St. Joseph, adopt me as thy child. Take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from the occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body. Through thy intercession with Jesus, grant me a spirit of sacrifice, humility, self-denial, burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and a sweet and tender love for Mary, my mother. St. Joseph, be with me living, be with me dying and obtain for me a favorable judgment from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen.
October Prayer To Saint Joseph
This prayer to Saint Joseph — spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church — was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam pluries. He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. The prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19), and may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer. It may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.
Prayer to Saint Joseph for the Month of October
To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we fly in our tribulation; and having implored the help of thy most holy spouse, we confidently crave thy patronage also. Through that charity which bound thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and through the paternal love with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we humbly beseech thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ hath purchased by His Blood and with thy power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Divine family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving Father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us, and from heaven assist us in this our struggle with the power of darkness; and as once thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity: Shield, too, each one of us by thy constant protection, so that, supported by thine example and thine aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holily, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
Prayer For Persecuted Christians
O God of all the nations, the One God who is and was and always will be, in your providence you willed that your Church be united to the suffering of your Son. Look with mercy on your servants who are persecuted for their faith in you. Grant them perseverance and courage to be worthy imitators of Christ. Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples. May your Spirit open conversion for those who contradict your will, that we may live in harmony. Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom, and to always seek your will in our lives.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.
Prayer composed by Archbishop William E. Lori, Supreme Chaplain of The Knights of Columbus
Prayer For Those Who Persecute You
Dear God, the Alpha and the Omega, I thank you for being by my side when, for no reason, they persecute me.
Lord, it hurts so much when I am abused, accused and condemned. They bring all manner of falsehoods against me.
But in the midst of it all, I know that you will preserve me. I will arise stronger and better because you are on my side.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. You, Lord, are all-powerful and almighty. And despite the situation I’m in, I place my trust in you.
All things work for good for those that love the Lord, are your assuring words.
Continually speak your assurances into my heart and fill me with your peace that passes all understanding. For Lord, I cry out to you today! Nothing is too difficult for you.
Leviticus 19:18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Release The Burden When Persecuted
Sometimes it’s so hard, it’s a struggle to cope. But I use this opportunity now to release this burden unto you, oh Lord.
Take me and carry me in your arms. Bring me through it all safely.
Pay attention to my prayer, for my enemies insult me all day, and they use my name for a curse word. But I choose to stand in your glory. I will not be moved!
Luke 6:27-28 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.
For All Who Are Persecuted, The Lord Brings Justice
Your word says that for all who are persecuted, the Lord brings justice. But Heavenly Father, please forgive them, because they truly do not understand what they are doing, and they don’t know what it is to be a child of the Living God.
Don’t let your wrath fall upon them. Despite what they attempt to do to me, Lord, bring them back one day in repentance for their evil.
As you did with Joseph, lift me up on high. In the meanwhile, shield my thoughts with your peace, comfort my soul with your love.
Dry my tears. I praise and thank you for everything, in Jesus’ name, AMEN!
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Prayer To Saint Padre Pio To Become A Spiritual Child
Dear Padre Pio: I recall your promise to Jesus, "Lord, I will stand at the gates of heaven until I see all my spiritual children have entered."
Encouraged by your gracious promise, I ask you to accept me as a spiritual child and to intercede for my prayer requests... (Here state your intentions).
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
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We are official Padre Pio Prayer Groups under the auspices and guidance of the Archdiocese of Boston - Cardinal Sean O'Malley
The dates and times that the prayer groups meet are as follows -
All are Eastern Standard Time
1. First Tuesday of The Month from 7 - 9 PM EST (04/06/2021)*
ST. MONICA PARISH
212 LAWRENCE ST.
METHUEN, MA 01844
Questions please call the parish 978-683-1193.
2. First Wednesday of The Month from 7 - 9 PM EST (04/07/2021)*
ST. MARY OF THE ANNUNCIATION PARISH
8 MYRTLE ST.
MELROSE, MA 02176
Questions please call the parish 781-665-0152
3. First Saturday of The Month from 12:30 - 2 PM EST (04/03/2021)*
The Carmelite Chapel in the North Shore Mall
210 ANDOVER ST.,
PEABODY, MA 01960
Questions please call the Gift Shop 978-531-8340
4. Third Saturday of The Month from 12:30 - 2 PM EST (04/17/2021)*
THE CHAPEL OF OUR SAVIOR
475 WESTGATE DRIVE
BROCKTON, MA 02301
Questions please call Brother Thomas at the Chapel Gift Shop: 508-583-8357 ext 4.
5. Fourth Sunday of The Month from 1 - 3 PM EST (04/25/2021)*
MARY IMMACULATE OF LOURDES PARISH
270 ELLIOT ST.
NEWTON, MA 02464
Questions please call the parish 617-244-0558
6. Fourth Thursday of The Month from 7 - 9 PM EST *(Except in November and December when we meet on the third Thursday of the Month because of Thanksgiving and Christmas)
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (Chapel) *(04/22/2021)*
250 Revere St
Revere, MA 02151
Questions please call the parish 781-289-1234
* All meetings temporarily suspended due to Covid - 19 (Follow us on zoom on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from our Facebook page - link above)
The following prayers are recited at Every Meeting:
WITH THIS ROSARY I BIND ALL MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
1. The Rosary based on the Meditations of Padre Pio:
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation in the Temple
5. The Finding in the Temple
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and, during the season of Lent, on Sundays:
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and, outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Sundays:
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation of Mary
The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:
1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
2. The Wedding Feast at Cana
3. Jesus' Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
Praying the Rosary - Familiarize yourself and/or your group with the prayers of the rosary.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
The Our Father
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
The Glory Be (The Doxology)
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
The Hail Holy Queen (The Salve Regina)
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
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Make the Sign of the Cross.
Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed.
On the first bead, say an Our Father.
Say one Hail Mary on each of the next three beads.
Say the Glory Be
For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery (perhaps followed by a brief reading from Scripture) then say the Our Father.
While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Mary's while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be.
(After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.)
After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, whose Only Begotten Son, by his life, Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
When 1 million children pray the Rosary the world will change. - St. Padre Pio
2. Chaplet of Divine Mercy
A Divine Mercy Message Of Hope:
The sinner at the last moment
I often attend upon the dying and through entreaties obtain for them trust in God’s mercy, and I implore God for an abundance of divine grace, which is always victorious. God’s mercy sometimes touches the sinner at the last moment in a wondrous and mysterious way. Outwardly, it seems as if everything were lost, but it is not so. The soul, illumined by a ray of God’s powerful final grace, turns to God in the last moment with such a power of love that, in an instant, it receives from God forgiveness of sin and punishment, while outwardly it shows no sign either of repentance or of contrition, because souls [at that stage] no longer react to external things.
Oh, how beyond comprehension is God’s mercy! But — horror! — there are also souls who voluntarily and consciously reject and scorn this grace! Although a person is at the point of death, the merciful God gives the soul that interior vivid moment, so that if the soul is willing, it has the possibility of returning to God. But sometimes, the obduracy in souls is so great that consciously they choose hell; they [thus] make useless all the prayers that other souls offer to God for them and even the efforts of God Himself. - (Diary 1698)
The Blessing of Saint Francis of Assisi
The Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord show His face to you and have mercy on you.
May the Lord smile upon you and give you His peace. Amen.
Within the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi is a precious relic: a small, crumpled piece of yellowed parchment with the writing of St. Francis, now displayed in a silver reliquary. It was written on Mount La Verna after St. Francis had received the stigmata. The first biographer of St. Francis, Bl. Thomas of Celano wrote that for a long time St. Francis’s friend, Brother Leo, had greatly desired to have some memorial from the words of Our Lord written by St. Francis.
3. Prayer Before The Crucifix
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,
while before Thy face I humbly kneel and,
with burning soul,
pray and beseech Thee
to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments
of faith, hope and charity;
true contrition for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment.
While I contemplate,
with great love and tender pity,
Thy five most precious wounds,
pondering over them within me
and calling to mind the words which David,
Thy prophet, said of Thee, my Jesus:
They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones." Amen.
Then - The following may be recited - (Prayers for the Holy Father) -
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father (Doxology)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
First Saturday Prayers: For those who observe the First Saturday of the month in honor of the Blessed Mother - the following prayers may be recited:
Each month we discuss various topics of interest with the members of the prayer groups. For
Below are the stories selected for the month:
Diagram On How To Recite The Rosary