207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

Apostleship of Prayer

What we do

      We meet the FIRST Sunday of each month from September thru June and pray the Rosary prior to the 9:00AM liturgy. We also offerin Liturgies for the Holy Father's monthly intentions plus Liturgies for deceased members of the Apostleship of Prayer and their spouses; and Apostleship of Prayer members throughout the world and their families.

      Meetings are held periodically throughout the year for all member after the Apostleship Sunday early liturgy.

      Due's are $10.00 per year.
      There is no requirement for attending meetings or functions, but all are encouraged to do so.

Annual Events (Currently Scheduled):

      Bread Baking - Christmas
      Bread Baking - Easter

      Members are asked to participate during Church services during Holy Week which includes the Vigil at the grave on Good Friday.
      Apostleship Sunday - Rosary prior to 9:00AM liturgy
      Coffee Hour after ALL liturgies
      Collection for charitable organizations as part of our Christmas project
      Festival Bake Booth - Baking & Staffing
      Special small parish events - Hosting
      Assist the parish whenever called upon.

We offer a group rosary at wakes of members and stand guard with lighted candles at the member's coffin during burial services in church.

      Visit sick and homebound members

      Pastor & Spiritual Director: Right Reverend Mitred Archpriest Mihai Dubovici

Officers for 2018 to 2020

President: Adria Ripka
Vice President: Stephanie Woyciesjes
Treasurer: Mary Ann Husak
Treasure Assistant: Karen Long
Recording Secretary: Lesia Nowey
Corresponding Secretary: Linda Wisnowski
Comptroller: Debbie Galvin

Background Summary

The Apostleship of Prayer is a worldwide association of Catholics founded at Vals, France on 1844, who strive to make their ordinary, everyday lives more effective. They do this by offering themselves and everything they do each day in union with Christ's sacrifice in the Liturgy. They thereby cooperate with Jesus in His mission of bringing salvation to everyone.

      The formation of the Apostleship of Prayer at St. John's took place on May 24, 1924 by Very Rev. Leo Levitsky.

      The Apostleship of Prayer offers its members a program of spirituality:

      The Eucharist and the Daily Offering - Holy Sacrifice of the Liturgy. This Daily Offering is not merely a prayer but is a conversion of the whole of one's life- thoughts, acts and sufferings into a continual prayer in union with the Heart of Jesus' continual prayer for the salvation of every human being.

      The Sacred Heart Devotion - Members use, as their motivation for living apostolic lives, God's love for them as expressed in the pierced Heart of Jesus. This Heart is the symbol of God's love for all humanity. Members consecrate themselves to Jesus and renew this consecration in the Daily Offering.

      Devotion to the Blessed Mother - The Mother of God plays an active role in our salvation and sanctification. When we make our Daily Offering, we offer our lives through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a reminder to identify ourselves with her spirit and her virtues. We are encouraged to pray the rosary.

      Loyal Concern for the Church & Charity - Church is the Body of Christ. Through it, He carries on His saving mission. We volunteer our services for some apostolic activity when we can and make our Daily Offering for the intentions of the Holy Father. In this way, we help our Church to save and sanctify the world.

      A Spirit of Prayer - salvation can be won only through God's grace. All Christians are called on to share in the work of salvation; they are, of necessity called on to pray for this grace.