TOGETHERNESS IN FRATERNITIES

“Priests need to help each other in order to fully develop their spiritual and intellectual life and improve their ministry. As many reasons to encourage communal life to share ideas and concepts.”

Vatican II

PRACTICAL MEANS TO LIVE THE PRIESTHOOD

The SJMV offers to its members practical means to live the grace of the priesthood  in order to benefit the service given to the diocesan Church.To achieve a greater efficiency for the ministry, priests rely on appropriate requirements to respond to the Lord’s call daily.

In this very spirit, whenever possible, the association creates fraternities of communal life to boost the dynamics of the mission.

Respond to

the Lord’s call

daily

For diocesan

priests

We warmly welcome diocesan priests who feel the calling to walk the path with us. The commitment is possible from the diaconate for those incardinated in their own diocese. There is a probation of at least two years before a temporary commitment is renewed into a permanent one. Time spent at the seminary can assist with a deeper understanding of the SJMV.

Since 29th June 2008 the SJMV can incardinate several members and call to orders.

TOGETHERNESS IN FRATERNITIES

The SJMV offers to its members practical means to live the grace of the priesthood  in order to benefit the service given to the diocesan Church.To achieve a greater efficiency for the ministry, priests rely on appropriate requirements to respond to the Lord’s call daily.

In this very spirit, whenever possible, the association creates fraternities of communal life to boost the dynamics of the mission.

We warmly welcome diocesan priests who feel the calling to walk the path with us. The commitment is possible from the diaconate for those incardinated in their own diocese. There is a probation of at least two years before a temporary commitment is renewed into a permanent one. Time spent at the seminary can assist with a deeper understanding of the SJMV.

Since 29th June 2008 the SJMV can incardinate several members and call to orders.

BROTHERHOOD UNITS

All members meet a least once a month in small fraternal units of three to six priests. Those meetings include the celebration of the Eucharist, a time of quiet contemplation, the sharing of the word of God associated with the ministry of each participant, a deepening of the doctrinal law, etc.

PRACTICAL MEANS TO LIVE THE PRIESTHOOD

To the service of the mission, Fraternities are led by the following principles :

The communal prayer

It is experienced as the key evangelisation process and the very foundation of the fraternity: the communal orison, certain hours of the office prayed together, times of worship, etc. Lay people are also invited to share in these times.

The common mission

It is founded on the desire to experience togetherness on a mission devised by the bishop of the diocese. The parish setting is an ideal place. Each priest has his ministry and responsibilities but it is together that the mission is best carried out.

The spirit of the Priest of Ars

The patronage permeates the life of the fraternity and the ministry of each priest: importance of the sacraments (Eucharist), care for the mission, the Virgin Mary’s place, fraternal relations with other priests. Several times a year, specific sessions gather members of the SJMV for a fraternal resourcing time.

Membres including :

Lifetime commitment Members

Temporarily engaged Members

Priest & seminarians in probation

BROTHERHOOD FRATERNITIES

Brotherhood fraternities…

All members meet a least once a month in small fraternal units of three to six priests. Those meetings include the celebration of the Eucharist, a time of quiet contemplation, the sharing of the word of God associated with the ministry of each participant, a deepening of the doctrinal law, etc.

… for the mission of the Church.

A STRONG SACERDOTAL LIFE

To the service of the mission, Fraternities are led by the following principles :

The communal prayer

It is experienced as the key evangelisation process and the very foundation of the fraternity: the communal orison, certain hours of the office prayed together, times of worship, etc. Lay people are also invited to share in these times.

The common mission

It is founded on the desire to experience togetherness on a mission devised by the bishop of the diocese. The parish setting is an ideal place. Each priest has his ministry and responsibilities but it is together that the mission is best carried out.

The spirit of the Priest of Ars

The patronage permeates the life of the fraternity and the ministry of each priest: importance of the sacraments (Eucharist), care for the mission, the Virgin Mary’s place, fraternal relations with other priests. Several times a year, specific sessions gather members of the SJMV for a fraternal resourcing time.

18 SACERDOTAL FRATERNITIES

France :

Diocese of Arras : Calais
Diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux : Lisieux’s Parish et Cabourg’s Parish. Diocese of Beauvais : Méru-Chambly, Estrées-St-Denis
Diocese of Belley-Ars : Ars (Seminary, Foyer), Bourg-en-Bresse, Hauteville. Diocese of Chambéry : Saint Jean de Maurienne
Diocese of Dijon : Gevrey-Chambertin
Diocese of Toulouse : Saint Cyprien Seminary

Germany :

Diocese of Essen : Gelsen Kirchen. Diocese of Trèves
Diocese of Paderborn

Congo :

Diocese of Pointe-Noire

Canada :

Diocese of Québec (Beauce & St Georges)

18 SACERDOTAL FRATERNITIES

France :

Diocese of Arras : Calais
Diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux : Lisieux’s Parish et Cabourg’s Parish. Diocese of Beauvais : Méru-Chambly, Estrées-St-Denis
Diocese of Belley-Ars : Ars (Seminary, Foyer), Bourg-en-Bresse, Hauteville. Diocese of Chambéry : Saint Jean de Maurienne
Diocese of Dijon : Gevrey-Chambertin
Diocese of Toulouse : Saint Cyprien Seminary

Germany :

Diocese of Essen : Gelsen Kirchen. Diocese of Trèves
Diocese of Paderborn

Congo :

Diocese of Pointe-Noire

Canada :

Diocese of Québec (Beauce & St Georges)

ASSOCIATED LAY MEMBERS

The renewal of the priesthood and of the vocations unifies the spiritual offering and prayers of all. The SJMV welcomes lay members wishing to live their baptismal priesthood in the Society’s way. They endeavour to pray for priests and support them in their ministry. They are particularly keen to promote new vocations and attach much importance to the training of future priests.As associated members they participate to the life of the society according to the conditions applying to their statute.

Broadly, there are two resourceful meetings a year. Each year they renew their commitment to the Church and particularly to priests.

In response to a special calling from the Lord, and to support the needs of the mission, some lay members may be led to give their life fully to the service of the Lord and put themselves fully at the disposal of the SJMV.

ASSOCIATED LAY MEMBERS

The renewal of the priesthood and of the vocations unifies the spiritual offering and prayers of all. The SJMV welcomes lay members wishing to live their baptismal priesthood in the Society’s way. They endeavour to pray for priests and support them in their ministry. They are particularly keen to promote new vocations and attach much importance to the training of future priests.As associated members they participate to the life of the society according to the conditions applying to their statute.

Broadly, there are two resourceful meetings a year. Each year they renew their commitment to the Church and particularly to priests.

In response to a special calling from the Lord, and to support the needs of the mission, some lay members may be led to give their life fully to the service of the Lord and put themselves fully at the disposal of the SJMV.

A SACERDOTAL MODEL

In his time, a large number of people came to Ars to meet Saint John Mary Vianney. They were seeking advice, a special prayer and more generally some form of consolation. Today, the Saintly Priest still attracts huge numbers of Christian pilgrims and priests. Through his simplicity of life, his unbreakable faith, he still speaks to our contemporaries and reminds each of us of the fundamental reality of our lives : “God is here!” Strong of his powerful mediation, the SJMV turns to him to ask that priests are always connected during their ministry to the gift of grace received at the time of their ordinations.

A SACERDOTAL MODEL

In his time, a large number of people came to Ars to meet Saint John Mary Vianney. They were seeking advice, a special prayer and more generally some form of consolation. Today, the Saintly Priest still attracts huge numbers of Christian pilgrims and priests. Through his simplicity of life, his unbreakable faith, he still speaks to our contemporaries and reminds each of us of the fundamental reality of our lives : “God is here!” Strong of his powerful mediation, the SJMV turns to him to ask that priests are always connected during their ministry to the gift of grace received at the time of their ordinations.