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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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Suscipe Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,my memory, my understanding,and my entire will,All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace,that is enough for me. Note:  Suscipe is the Latin word for ‘receive.' While the term was popularized by...


Part 2: The Preface We pick up this week where we left off last week. Once the “Holy, Holy, Holy …”  is concluded, the priest prays the prayer of thanksgiving and says: “To You, therefore, most merciful Father, we make humble prayer and petition through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord: that You accept and bless + these gifts, these offerings,...


Part 1: The Preface We begin this week in our study of Eucharist Prayer I by examining the Preface. At this point in the Holy Mass the priest has already given thanks to God for the gifts of bread and wine and has ceremonially washed his hands in preparation for consecration. He turns to the people and exclaims, “The Lord be...

Holy Spirit Prayer of Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine (354-430) created this poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit: Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, That my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, That my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, That I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, To defend all that is holy....

They pierce his side when they have the intention of persevering in sin. I tell you truly, and you can tell this to my friends, that in the sight of my Son such people are more unjust than those who sentenced him, worse enemies than those who crucified him, more shameless than those who sold him. A greater punishment is due to them than to the others. . . Pilate sentenced him due to fear, in accordance with the petition and intention of others. These people sentence him for their own advantage and without any fear, by dishonoring him through sin that they could abstain from, if they wanted. But they neither abstain from sin nor are they ashamed of their already committed sins, for they do not take into consideration their unworthiness of the kindness of the one whom they do not serve.

Our Lady, ‘The Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden’
Jesus, the One Savior and Freedom of Worship

We take a look at “Jesus, the One Savior” and our “Freedom of Worship” this week from Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI’s 2007 Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist (¶ 86-87). Our Holy Father is quick to point out that, “The more ardent the love for the Eucharist is in the hearts of the Christian people, the more clearly will they recognize...

Getting to the Root

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. - Henry David Thoreau How easy it is to find ourselves in the Confessional having "done it again".  Too often we pull one vine of sin and watch as myriad more sprout up throughout our lives.  Although we strive to avoid certain sins,...