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.
An “Introduction to the Old Testament Bible Study” for adults is beginning Wednesday, December 8 and Tuesday,
January 11 from 1:00-2:30 PM in the Family Life Center. Led by Barb Spencer, each session will involve a $10.00 text that the participants can pre-purchase as well as their personal Bible study material. The group will probably meet once a month from December until the late spring. If you want more information, please contact Barb (330- 503-4756). The text will be needed before the first session, and each session will involve preparation at home.
"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 Saint 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 Saint 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.
Holy Days of Obligation
On Holy days of Obligation we are bound by Church law to attend Mass.
Holy Days of Obligation (in addition to Sundays) are:
Mary the Mother of God, January 1
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
Assumption of Mary, August 15
Feast of All Saints, November 1
Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8
The Nativity of our Lord, December 25