Each Monday evening at 7:00 P.M. the prayer group meets in the church to celebrate the Eucharist. Following Mass the prayer group takes part in a time of prayer and worship. This is best described by St. Paul in the following scriptures.
– “Do not get drunk with wine and the ruin that goes with it, but be filled with the Holy Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, praying and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father” (Eph.5:18-20).
– “When you assemble, one has a psalm, another an instruction, a revelation, or speaking in tongues, or interpreting what has been said in tongues. Everything should be done for building up the Church” (1Cor.14:26).
– “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks to God, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil” (1Thes.5:16-22)
All prayer group activities are designed to bring people into a stronger relationship with our Lord and Savior, through an awakening of the Holy Spirit already sealed within our soul on the day of our baptism.
Musicians Needed! The Monday evening Mass and Prayer Meeting are in need of musicians to give glory to God with music. Consider making a commitment to God. Pray to the Lord about it and respond to His call to serve Him in this way. Please contact Deacon Mel at the parish office. “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more” (Luke 12:48)
Prayer Meeting / Healing Mass Many verses in Scripture remind us that God will give us what we need if we ask. On Monday evening at 7:00 PM, in the Church, the Prayer Group asks. The Monday evening Prayer Meeting consists of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, a time of praise and worship to Our Lord, a period of quietness or listening to Our Lord, the offering of petitions for our families, friends, and ourselves, teachings, and a call to all present who desire personal prayer and an anointing with the sacramental oil and the laying on of hands. When all of these elements are present, they become a healing ministry that is a work of the Holy Spirit acting through human agency. When this healing ministry is alive and active the presence of Jesus is experienced in a special way. Jesus is the healer. It is His very identity and the summary of His mission and His very purpose on earth. This is why Jesus healed: He wanted to, and He could. He was not trying to impress people, become popular or win favor. He simply loved. He cared and was compassionate by nature. Jesus is present, body and blood, soul and divinity in every celebration of the Eucharist. It must be noted here that the Healing Mass celebrated on Monday evening is really “A Mass for Healing” because every Mass is a Healing Mass. What happens in the “Mass for healing” depends on the hearts of the people present. Healing does not happen because we focus human energy on illness or evil. Healing happens when we surrender to the tender mercies of God and open ourselves to the flow of His healing love and grace. Prayers of thanksgiving and asking for help for ourselves and for others, opens the way for the healing gifts God has promised will be given to those who ask. Thus, God is glorified. All parish members and friends are invited to visit Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Monday evening Prayer Meeting / Healing Mass and experience a loving and prayerful evening designed to bring you into a stronger relationship with our Lord and Savior, through the action of the Holy Spirit already sealed within your soul.
Prayer Group meets each Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the months of September thru June except on holidays and when there is a special program using the Church.
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www.holyspiritinteractive.net/features/charismaticrenewal – Holy Spirit Interactive
– Orlando Catholic Charismatic Conference – Holy Spirit Interactive
www.nsc-chariscenter.org – Notional Service Committee, USA