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Next Meeting: March 29th, 2016 | 7:30-9:00 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Room #113

iSWAT Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass in the overflow room.

 

"Man on Fire" Leadership Formation

2nd Thursday of each month | 8:00-9:30 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Activity Center

“Iron Man Virtue Building” Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass.

 

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O good St Raphael, I invoke thee as the patron of those who are afflicted with bodily illness or ailment. Thou didst prepare the remedy which cured the blindness of the elder Tobias, and thy name means “God has healed”. I turn to thee for help in my present need (mention your request). If it be the Will of God, deign to cure my illness, or at least give me the strength I need to bear it patiently in atonement for my sins and for the salvation of my soul. Teach me to unite my sufferings with those of Jesus and Mary and to seek God’s grace in prayer and Holy Communion. I wish to imitate thee in thy zeal to do God’s Will in all things. Like young Tobias, I choose thee as my companion on my journey through this valley of tears. I wish to follow thine inspirations every step of the way, so that I may reach my journey’s end under thy constant protection and in the grace of God. St Raphael, to the elder Tobias thou didst reveal thyself as “the help of the grace of God”. Be thou my help and deign to obtain for me the grace of God and the favor I ask of thee through thy powerful intercession. Physician from God, deign to cure me as thou didst cure Tobias. St Raphael, thou who art called “the Remedy of God” and “the Angel of Health”, pray for me. Amen. Now recite, in honor of St Raphael, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.

Prayer to St. Raphael the Medicine of God
Interior Participation in the Celebration of the Liturgy

We enter now into paragraph 64 in Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI’s 2007 Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist and will learn the proper disposition we need to have during the Holy Mass in order to not risk  falling into a certain ritualism. The Holy Father calls this Mystagogical Catecheisis. This means that faithful participation (in the Holy Mass) requires that one...

Lighthouse

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and then put...

The Latin Language and Eucharistic Celebrations in Small Groups

We continue on this week in our study of Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI’s 2007 Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis on the Holy Eucharist as Source and Summit of our Christian faith (¶ 62-63) and discuss the Latin language and the Eucharistic celebration in small groups. Beginning with the Latin language, Pope Benedict shares his desire to express more clearly the unity and...

Migrants and Participation in the Eucharist and Large-Scale Concelebrations

We move along in Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission (¶ 60-61) and touch briefly on the topics of Migrants and Participation in the Eucharist and Large-Scale Concelebrations. The Holy Father shows his, and the Church’s, gratitude for all those who help with the...

Eucharistic Participation for the Sick and the Care for Prisoners

In this week’s article we will take a look at Eucharistic Participation for the Sick and the Care for Prisoners. Commenting in his 2007 Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis (¶58-59), Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI reminds us that those who cannot attend places of worship for reasons of health or advanced age, whether living at home or in the hospital, should be...

We are Born Again of Water and the Holy Spirit

Years ago, I had left the Church and practiced as an Evangelical Christian.  The question, "Are you born again?" was the 'hook' that drew me into a series of conversations leading me to the "sinner's prayer".  With that, I believed I was "born again"; renewed and freed from sin by accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.  As...