The Shepherd Project

From the beginning of May until the end of October, join the Shrine as it prays for Bishops across America each day.

The Shepherd Project

From the beginning of May until the end of October, join the Shrine as it prays for Bishops across America each day.

A Call to Prayer

Our Lady’s message to Adele was clear – to gather the children in the wild country and teach them what they need to know for their salvation, especially in how to make the sign of the cross, how to know the catechism, and how to approach the sacraments. Our church leaders, especially our Bishops, are entrusted with this mission in their own communities and we, as the Church, have a great responsibility in praying for them as they continue the good work.

As our world faces a shortage of peace and an increase in division and attacks within our families and the Church, our Bishops are facing extreme challenges. This is why they need our prayers, now more than ever, for the grace necessary to heroically lead people of faith in these uncertain times.

This is what inspired the Shrine’s Shepherd Project – a season of prayer for each and every Bishop across the United States, starting from the Shrine’s location in Wisconsin and emitting outward as the year goes on. Join us as we offer up our prayers for a Bishop a day to the Blessed Mother from May 1 to the end of October. In addition, a perpetual candle will be lit in the Shrine’s Apparition Oratory on behalf of the Bishops.

Click HERE for the Shrine’s prayer that will be offered for each Bishop on their day.

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Pray With Us Today For…

Bishop Peter Baldacchino

Diocese of Las Cruces – NM

*Please note that the Shrine will specifically be praying for the ordinaries of each diocese. Auxiliaries, while not called by name below, will be included in our prayers for the Bishop and their Diocese.

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Date Bishop Name Diocese State
1-May Bishop Jerome Edward Listecki Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI
2-May Bishop David Laurin Ricken Diocese of Green Bay WI
3-May Bishop William Patrick Callahan Diocese of La Crosse WI
4-May Bishop Donald J. Hying Diocese of Madison WI
5-May Bishop James Patrick Powers Diocese of Superior WI
6-May Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron Archdiocese of Detroit MI
7-May Bishop Jeffrey Walsh Diocese of Gaylord MI
8-May Bishop David John Walkowiak Diocese of Grand Rapids MI
9-May Bishop Paul Joseph Bradley Diocese of Kalamazoo MI
10-May Bishop Earl Alfred Boyea, Jr. Diocese of Lansing MI
11-May Bishop John Francis Doerfler Diocese of Marquette MI
12-May Bishop Robert Dwayne Gruss Diocese of Saginaw MI
13-May Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich Archdiocese of Chicago IL
14-May Bishop Michael G. McGovern Diocese of Belleville IL
15-May Bishop Ronald Aldon Hicks Diocese of Joliet IL
16-May Bishop Louis Tylka Diocese of Peoria IL
17-May Bishop David John Malloy Diocese of Rockford IL
18-May Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Diocese of Springfield in Illinois IL
19-May Bishop Bernard Anthony Hebda Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis MN
20-May Bishop Andrew Harmon Cozzens Diocese of Crookston MN
21-May Bishop Daniel John Felton Diocese of Duluth MN
22-May Sede Vacante (As of 7/12: Bishop Chad Zielinski) Diocese of New Ulm MN
23-May Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler Diocese of Saint Cloud MN
24-May Bishop John Michael Quinn (As of 6/13: Bishop Robert Barron) Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN
25-May Bishop Michael Owen Jackels Archdiocese of Dubuque IA
26-May Bishop Thomas Robert Zinkula Diocese of Davenport IA
27-May Bishop William Michael Joensen Diocese of Des Moines IA
28-May Bishop Ralph Walker Nickless Diocese of Sioux City IA
29-May Bishop Charles Coleman Thompson Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN
30-May Bishop Joseph Mark Siegel Diocese of Evansville IN
31-May Bishop Kevin Carl Rhoades Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN
1-Jun Bishop Robert John McClory Diocese of Gary IN
2-Jun Bishop Timothy Lawrence Doherty Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana IN
3-Jun Bishop Dennis Marion Schnurr Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH
4-Jun Bishop Edward Charles Malesic Diocese of Cleveland OH
5-Jun Bishop Earl K. Fernandes Diocese of Columbus OH
6-Jun Bishop Jeffrey Marc Monforton Diocese of Steubenville OH
7-Jun Bishop Daniel Edward Thomas Diocese of Toledo OH
8-Jun Bishop David Bonnar Diocese of Youngstown OH
9-Jun Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski Archdiocese of St. Louis MO
10-Jun Bishop Shawn McKnight Diocese of Jefferson City MO
11-Jun Bishop James Vann Johnston, Jr. Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph MO
12-Jun Bishop Edward Matthew Rice Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO
13-Jun Bishop Nelson Jesus Perez Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA
14-Jun Bishop Alfred Andrew Schlert Diocese of Allentown PA
15-Jun Bishop Mark Leonard Bartchak Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA
16-Jun Bishop Lawrence T. Persico Diocese of Erie PA
17-Jun Bishop Larry James Kulick Diocese of Greensburg PA
18-Jun Bishop Ronald William Gainer Diocese of Harrisburg PA
19-Jun Bishop David Allen Zubik Diocese of Pittsburgh PA
20-Jun Bishop Joseph Charles Bambera Diocese of Scranton PA
21-Jun Bishop Shelton Joseph Fabre Archdiocese of Louisville KY
22-Jun Bishop John Iffert Diocese of Covington KY
23-Jun Bishop John Eric Stowe Diocese of Lexington KY
24-Jun Bishop William Francis Medley Diocese of Owensboro KY
25-Jun Bishop Timothy Michael Dolan Archdiocese of New York NY
26-Jun Bishop Edward Bernard Scharfenberger Diocese of Albany NY
27-Jun Bishop Robert John Brennan Diocese of Brooklyn NY
28-Jun Bishop Michael William Fisher Diocese of Buffalo NY
29-Jun Bishop Terry Ronald LaValley Diocese of Ogdensburg NY
30-Jun Bishop Salvatore Ronald Matano Diocese of Rochester NY
1-Jul Bishop John Oliver Barres Diocese of Rockville Centre NY
2-Jul Bishop Douglas Lucia Diocese of Syracuse NY
3-Jul Bishop Peter Michael Muhich Diocese of Rapid City SD
4-Jul Bishop Donald DeGrood Diocese of Sioux Falls SD
5-Jul Bishop David Dennis Kagan Diocese of Bismarck ND
6-Jul Bishop John Thomas Folda Diocese of Fargo ND
7-Jul Bishop George Joseph Lucas Archdiocese of Omaha NE
8-Jul Bishop Joseph Gerard Hanefeldt Diocese of Grand Island NE
9-Jul Bishop James Douglas Conley Diocese of Lincoln NE
10-Jul Bishop Mark Edward Brennan Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV
11-Jul Bishop Joseph Fred Naumann Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas KS
12-Jul Bishop John Balthasar Brungardt Diocese of Dodge City KS
13-Jul Bishop Gerald Lee Vincke Diocese of Salina KS
14-Jul Bishop Carl Alan Kemme Diocese of Wichita KS
15-Jul Bishop William Edward Lori Archdiocese of Baltimore MD
16-Jul Bishop William Edward Koenig Diocese of Wilmington DE/MD
17-Jul Bishop Richard Frank Stika Diocese of Knoxville TN
18-Jul Bishop David Prescott Talley Diocese of Memphis TN
19-Jul Bishop J. Mark Spalding Diocese of Nashville TN
20-Jul Bishop Michael Francis Burbidge Diocese of Arlington VA
21-Jul Bishop Barry Christopher Knestout Diocese of Richmond VA
22-Jul Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor Diocese of Little Rock AR
23-Jul Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis Diocese of Charlotte NC
24-Jul Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama Diocese of Raleigh NC
25-Jul Bishop Paul Stagg Coakley Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK
26-Jul Bishop David Austin Konderla Diocese of Tulsa OK
27-Jul Bishop Thomas John Rodi Archdiocese of Mobile AL
28-Jul Bishop Steven J. Raica Diocese of Birmingham AL
29-Jul Bishop Louis Frederick Kihneman III Diocese of Biloxi MS
30-Jul Bishop Joseph Richard Kopacz Diocese of Jackson MS
31-Jul Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer Archdiocese of Atlanta GA
1-Aug Bishop Stephen D. Parkes Diocese of Savannah GA
2-Aug Bishop Wilton Daniel Gregory Archdiocese of Washington DC
3-Aug Bishop Joseph William Tobin Archdiocese of Newark NJ
4-Aug Bishop Dennis Joseph Sullivan Diocese of Camden NJ
5-Aug Bishop James Francis Checchio Diocese of Metuchen NJ
6-Aug Bishop Kevin J. Sweeney Diocese of Paterson NJ
7-Aug Bishop David Michael O’Connell Diocese of Trenton NJ
8-Aug Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune Diocese of Charleston SC
9-Aug Bishop Christopher James Coyne Diocese of Burlington VT
10-Aug Bishop Seán Patrick O’Malley Archdiocese of Boston MA
11-Aug Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha Diocese of Fall River MA
12-Aug Bishop William Draper Byrne Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts MA
13-Aug Bishop Robert Joseph McManus Diocese of Worcester MA
14-Aug Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci Diocese of Manchester NH
15-Aug Bishop Leonard Paul Blair Archdiocese of Hartford CT
16-Aug Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano Diocese of Bridgeport CT
17-Aug Bishop Michael Richard Cote Diocese of Norwich CT
18-Aug Bishop Samuel Joseph Aquila Archdiocese of Denver CO
19-Aug Bishop James R. Golka Diocese of Colorado Springs CO
20-Aug Bishop Stephen Jay Berg Diocese of Pueblo CO
21-Aug Bishop Steven Robert Biegler Diocese of Cheyenne WY
22-Aug Bishop Michael William Warfel Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT
23-Aug Bishop Austin Anthony Vetter Diocese of Helena MT
24-Aug Bishop Robert Peter Deeley Diocese of Portland ME
25-Aug Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin Diocese of Providence RI
26-Aug Bishop Gregory Michael Aymond Archdiocese of New Orleans LA
27-Aug Bishop Robert W. Marshall Diocese of Alexandria LA
28-Aug Bishop Michael Gerard Duca Diocese of Baton Rouge LA
29-Aug Sede Vacante Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA
30-Aug Bishop John Douglas Deshotel Diocese of Lafayette LA
31-Aug Bishop Glen John Provost Diocese of Lake Charles LA
1-Sep Bishop Francis Ignatius Malone Diocese of Shreveport LA
2-Sep Bishop Daniel Nicholas DiNardo Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX
3-Sep Bishop Joe Stephen Vásquez Diocese of Austin TX
4-Sep Bishop David Toups Diocese of Beaumont TX
5-Sep Bishop Daniel Ernesto Flores Diocese of Brownsville TX
6-Sep Bishop William Michael Mulvey Diocese of Corpus Christi TX
7-Sep Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland Diocese of Tyler TX
8-Sep Bishop Brendan John Cahill Diocese of Victoria TX
9-Sep Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Archdiocese of San Antonio TX
10-Sep Bishop Patrick James Zurek Diocese of Amarillo TX
11-Sep Bishop Edward James Burns Diocese of Dallas TX
12-Sep Bishop Mark Joseph Seitz Diocese of El Paso TX
13-Sep Bishop Michael Fors Olson Diocese of Fort Worth TX
14-Sep Bishop James Anthony Tamayo Diocese of Laredo TX
15-Sep Bishop Robert Milner Coerver Diocese of Lubbock TX
16-Sep Bishop Michael James Sis Diocese of San Angelo TX
17-Sep Bishop Thomas Gerard Wenski Archdiocese of Miami FL
18-Sep Bishop John Gerard Noonan Diocese of Orlando FL
19-Sep Bishop Gerald Michael Barbarito Diocese of Palm Beach FL
20-Sep Bishop William Albert Wack Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL
21-Sep Bishop Erik Pohlmeier Diocese of St. Augustine FL
22-Sep Bishop Gregory Lawrence Parkes Diocese of St. Petersburg FL
23-Sep Bishop Frank Joseph Dewane Diocese of Venice FL
24-Sep Bishop John Charles Wester Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM
25-Sep Bishop James Sean Wall Diocese of Gallup NM
26-Sep Bishop Peter Baldacchino Diocese of Las Cruces NM
27-Sep Bishop Peter Forsyth Christensen Diocese of Boise ID
28-Sep Bishop John P. Dolan Diocese of Phoenix AZ
29-Sep Bishop Edward Joseph Weisenburger Diocese of Tucson AZ
30-Sep Bishop Alexander King Sample Archdiocese of Portland OR
1-Oct Bishop Liam Stephen Cary Diocese of Baker OR
2-Oct Bishop Paul Dennis Etienne Archdiocese of Seattle WA
3-Oct Bishop Thomas Anthony Daly Diocese of Spokane WA
4-Oct Bishop Joseph Jude Tyson Diocese of Yakima WA
5-Oct Bishop José Horacio Gómez Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA
6-Oct Bishop Joseph Vincent Brennan Diocese of Fresno CA
7-Oct Bishop Daniel Elias Garcia Diocese of Monterey CA
8-Oct Bishop Kevin William Vann Diocese of Orange CA
9-Oct Bishop Alberto Rojas Diocese of San Bernardino CA
10-Oct Bishop Robert Walter McElroy Diocese of San Diego CA
11-Oct Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone Archdiocese of San Francisco CA
12-Oct Bishop Michael Charles Barber Diocese of Oakland CA
13-Oct Bishop Jaime Soto Diocese of Sacramento CA
14-Oct Bishop Oscar Cantú Diocese of San Jose CA
15-Oct Bishop Robert Francis Vasa Diocese of Santa Rosa CA
16-Oct Bishop Myron Joseph Cotta Diocese of Stockton CA
17-Oct Bishop Clarence Richard Silva Diocese of Honolulu HI
18-Oct Bishop George Leo Thomas Diocese of Las Vegas NV
19-Oct Bishop Daniel Henry Mueggenborg Diocese of Reno NV
20-Oct Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis Diocese of Salt Lake City UT
21-Oct Bishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK
22-Oct Bishop Chad William Zielinski Diocese of Fairbanks AK
23-Oct Bishop Timothy Paul Broglio Archdiocese for the Military Services Military
24-Oct Bishop Jerome Feudjio &
Bishop Roberto González Nieves
Diocese of Saint Thomas
Archdiocese of San Juan
US TERRITORY
25-Oct Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres &
Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales
Diocese of Arecibo
Diocese of Caguas
US TERRITORY
26-Oct Bishop Luis Miranda Rivera &
Bishop Ángel Luis Rios Matos
Diocese of Fajardo-Humacao
Diocese of Mayaguez
US TERRITORY
27-Oct Bishop Rubén González Medina &
Bishop Michael Jude Byrnes
Diocese of Ponce
Archdiocese of Agana
US TERRITORY
28-Oct Bishop Ryan Pagente Jimenez &
Bishop Peter Hugh Brown
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago
US TERRITORY
29-Oct Bishop Steven J. Lopes Diocese of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter United States
30-Oct All Eparchs and Archeparchs Within the Eastern Catholic Church United States

“First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.” – Timothy 2:1-2

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