MMP Cenacle Format

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Cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests

1. Invocation of the Holy Spirit

In the Cenacle of Jerusalem, the apostles prayed with Mary for the expectation of the Holy Spirit. The cenacle of the Immacualte Heart of Mary, thus, begin with an invocation or a hymn to the Holy Spirit.

Come, oh Holy Spirit, Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your well-beloved spouse.

2. The Holy Rosary  (Mysteries of the Rosary)

Since the cenacle is where we gather to pray with Mary, reciting the rosary in characteristic to all cenacles.

After the Fatima Prayer at the end of each decade add:

Oh Sacrament most holy, Oh Sacrament divine, All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

3. Prayer for the Holy Father

Unity with the Pope and the Church remains as indispensable characteristic of the cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests. We express this unity by praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory

4. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Consecration is the first commitment for belonging to Our Lady’s Movement. By this act, we put our lives into her hands, completely,  and without reserve so that she may transform us into the image and likeness of her son, Jesus.

Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Refuge of Sinners, we who belong to the Marian Movement of Priests consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your Immaculate Heart.

By this act of consecration we intend to live, with you and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal consecration. We further pledge to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, a conversion that will free us of every attachment to ourselves and to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, we may be available only to do always the Will of the Father.

And as we resolve to entrust to you, O Mother most sweet and merciful, our life and vocation as Christians, that you may dispose of it according to your designs of salvation in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and penance, the fervent participation in the celebration of the Eucharist and in the works of the apostolate, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, and an austere manner of life in keeping with the Gospel, that shall be to all a good example of the observance of the Law of God and the practice of the Christian virtues, especially that of purity.

We further promise you to be united with the Holy Father, with the hierarchy and with our priests, in order thus to set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the Church.

Under your protection, we want moreover to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the Pope, on whom we invoke your special protection. And lastly, insofar as is possible, we promise to lead those souls with whom we come in contact to a renewed devotion to you.

Mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of God, and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, O Mother of Jesus and our merciful and powerful Mother, and we invoke again today and await from you the salvation of all your children, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
(with ecclesiastical approval)

5. Reading of a message from the book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons“, and shared reflection.

Reading a message from the blue book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, is an essential element of the cenacle. By entering into the messages, we accustom ourselves with Our Lady’s way of seeing, feeling, loving, praying, and working.

Mediation on the messages is necessary as they trace out a simple luminous way in which we are to travel in order to grow in her love and in life with her through consecration to her Immaculate Heart.

Faith sharing must always be peaceful, quiet and joyful. Secular discussions, even religious matters, not pertaining to the message must be avoided in the cenacle. 

6. Closing Prayer or hymn to Our Lady.

It is recommended to end the cenacle with either a prayer or a hymn for Our Lady.

Resources:

Marian Movement of Priests, USA

Marian Movement of Priests, Philippines