People May Contribute To Pope’s Spiritual Bouquet
Published: October 30, 2003
ATLANTA—Prayer gifts are being collected to honor Pope John Paul II, as described in the Oct. 23 issue of The Georgia Bulletin.
Sharon and Gerald Zukauckas, parishioners at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, are collecting “pray-ers” or people to make a gift of prayer to the Holy Father for his silver jubilee as pope, either by attending 25 Masses, praying 25 rosaries (specifically the luminous mysteries) or signing up for 25 hours of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. In turn, their names will be listed in a special book to be sent to the Vatican by this Christmas.
“You don’t have to complete the prayers you sign up for by Christmas,” said Sharon Zukauckas. “You can just sign up, choose the prayer option you want, and complete the form with your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and parish by Monday, Dec. 1.” The prayers can be offered at any time.
The Zukauckases hope that every Catholic in the archdiocese will choose to participate in this special gift for the pope. They have opened up this offer to include the name of every person who contacts them with a pledge of prayer.
An abbreviated version of the form is included here, for convenience, and the longer form may be obtained by contacting Sharon and Gerald Zukauckas at (404) 467-0870 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.