Hearts Afire Parish Programs
The Hearts Afire program is designed to help us live the complete Catholic life of faith, charity, and the sacraments. It’s designed to set our hearts on fire with love of God and neighbor and to inspire us to works of mercy in our families, parishes, and communities. Click here for more information from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.
33 Days to Morning Glory
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, groups and individuals have been pondering the mystery of Marian consecration and how it works in forming us to become saints. Our guide is 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Father Michael Gaitley. Marian consecration follows 33 days of preparation, ending on the vigil of a Marian feast.
You are invited to prepare for Marian consecration on your own or with a group. The required book 33 Days to Morning Glory, can be purchased online. The Retreat Episodes & Guide is available online at FORMED. We will update here the details of our next group retreat.
Consoling the Heart of Jesus
If you’ve already completed the 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration, the next program in the series is Consoling the Heart of Jesus, a 10-week group retreat. Consoling the Heart of Jesus is a beautiful retreat experience created by Fr. Michael Gaitley, based on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
The Consoling the Heart of Jesus book can be purchased online or at Catholic bookstores. The Retreat Episodes & Guide is available FREE online at FORMED.
33 Days to Merciful Love
Based on the book, 33 Days to Merciful Love, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, this 33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat goes even deeper than the book alone and explores new material on the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Little Way, uncovering the power of trust in the face of personal darkness, inspiring participants to become great saints amid ordinary circumstances, and laying the foundation for a personal consecration to Divine Mercy.
You are invited to prepare for consecration on your own or with a group. Groups run at various times during the year. The 33 Days book can be purchased online or at Catholic bookstores.