Scripture and Prayer
"In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, but as what it really is: the Word of God. In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.” –Catechism of the Catholic Church.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS:
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP:
We start each session in the Parish Hall after the Thursday morning Mass (at approximately 8:30 AM) with a review and a discussion of the following Sunday’s readings. At approximately 9:15, we transition to our study of the Bible. We welcome any who want to join our group. Just show up. Refreshments are served.
MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Are you interested in being part of a once a month Bible Study Group? A group of Saint Michael parishioners meet monthly at the home of a fellow parishioner usually in the early afternoon, to discuss and learn about the Bible. When we meet in July and August, we will be looking at the Gospel of Saint John. If interested, contact Barb Spencer (330-503-4756) for more information and meeting date.
"Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only Son of God" —United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY:
A group gathers in the pews near the Blessed Mother’s altar for an oral recitation of the rosary the first Saturday of the month at 3:45 PM. Please call Mary Ann Camardo at 330-2286-3432 for more information.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings (unless there is a funeral) at 11:00 AM in the church to say the Patriotic Rosary. For more information call
Kate Pavlich at 330-533-2432. Read more HERE.
If you would like to become involved in a more spiritual way at St. Michael, you can… by devoting time to pray for your fellow parishioners’ needs as they arise. Saint Michael has established a Prayer Chain Ministry to pray for the special requests of our parish family and friends.
A prayer chain is a way for people to gain God's assistance by interceding or praying on behalf of one another. It is an effective
way to bring the power of many prayers to those in need. The commitment to pray for others is a sacred privilege and is an example of our faith in action. It is a comfort to know that others
are praying for us.
Consider being a part of the Saint Michael Prayer Chain. Pray as time allows during your day. To be a part of this church ministry:
Email Anita Gorman: email@example.com
or Text Holly Buente at 330-540-0314.
New members are always needed.
Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that
you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Prayer to St. Michael
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the day of battle
Be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the divine power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son,
our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the
communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Holy Days of Obligation
On Holy days of Obligation we are bound by Church law to attend Mass.
Holy days of Obligation are:
Mary the Mother of God, January 1
Ascension of the Lord
Assumption of Mary, August 15
Feast of All Saints, November 1
Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8
The Nativity of our Lord, December 25