St. Joseph Prayer Groups
“I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,
praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you”
PRAYER GROUPS & SPECIAL BLESSINGS
46 Rosaries to Our Lady of Guadalupe - October 28-December 12: This group promotes the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe through the Devotion of the Holy Rosary for 46 days, starting on October 28 and ends on December 12, Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On each day, a different family receives the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For more information, please contact Veronica Razo 479-387-1097 or Dolores Navarro 479-935-5134
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Activities
1. Anniversary Celebration
This celebration happens on November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints. We have a Bilingual Mass and a Potluck celebration afterwards. In the weeks leading up to this event, parishioners will be invited to join Perpetual Adoration after all Masses.
2. Advent and Lenten Preparation Talks
In preparation for these seasons, a spiritual reflection may be scheduled in order to help us focus on the mysteries to be celebrated.
3. Corpus Christi Mass and Procession
For the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament after one of the Masses. After the procession, we have a potluck meal to celebrate. All are invited!
Bonds of Marian Love: A private association of the faithful with a laical, apostolic, missionary and committed charism, based on three fundamental pillars: devotion to the Holy Eucharist, a filial love to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, and obedience to the Holy Father. BML’s mission is to spread the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of souls, and share the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary throughout the world to all of God’s children. Our charism is daily conversion and salvation of souls. We desire to reach everyone, including families, children, and young people, through evangelization that is new in its ardor, new in its methods and new in its expression, using the universal spirituality of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. For more information please contact Lucy Morlet at 479-387-7560 or Veronica Razo at 479-387-1097. Looking for a volunteer leader to start up an English-speaking group.
Candlemas - February 2: The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, commonly called Candlemas, commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary. The feast falls on February 2nd. Bring your candles and Baby Jesus to be blessed at Mass this day.
Charismatic Groups: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal has been supported and encouraged by all Popes since it was established after Vatican II, over 50 years ago. It arises from the action of the Holy Spirit; an experience of Pentecost. It invigorates the awareness of everything that Jesus revealed to us and evokes an enthusiastic response to live the faith of the Church. The Diocese of Little Rock supports and promotes the charismatic movement through the Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and supports an annual state conference.
Charismatic Group (Spanish): The St. John the Baptist Prayer Group meets at 7:00 p.m. every Friday in Room 225. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Mercy Novena: Begins on Good Friday at 3 p.m., and concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information, please take a copy of the bulletin the weekend before Holy Week or contact Kathleen Blessing at email@example.com
Knights of Columbus Rosary
Meets 1st Thursday of the month in Room 225. Knights of Columbus, Council 6609 meets to pray the Rosary at 6:30 PM on the 1st Thursday of the month.
For more information, please contact Donald Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary’s Mantle, A Prayer Shawl Ministry: A prayer shawl is a shawl made by an individual with love and prayer for someone that needs a little extra hug from God. The ministry connects the shawl makers with individuals that need support and prayer. We are currently looking for members and recipients. If you know someone that could benefit from a shawl or if you would like to be a member of the ministry please contact Sandy Weishaar at email@example.com. If you cannot be a member but would like to support the ministry we need yarn (new or scraps), gift bags, and ribbon.
Mother Seton Bereavement Support Group presented by the Legion of Mary: We would like to invite all adults who have experienced the death of a loved one to come find healing and support through our Catholic faith. It is a free ministry to members of St. Joseph’s parish. You are not alone in this journey please allow us, and the saints, to walk with you and help support you! For future meetings and additional information please contact Meagan McCall at 479-236-9998 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Life Prayer Group at St Joseph: For more information, please contact Cindy Stophlet at email@example.com
St. Blaise Throat Blessing: St. Blaise is the patron against troubles of the throat, and we celebrate this great saint, on his feast day, February 3rd, with the traditional blessing of the throats.
St. Francis of Assisi Pet Blessing: Weather permitting, the annual Pet Blessing takes place outdoors on October 4, Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.
Word of God Prayer Group: Also known as the Incarnation Movement, founded in Cameroon, this ministry is an ecclesial movement of the Catholic Church. Their spirituality is based on three main aspects including listening to the Word of God, putting it into practice and finally evangelizing. They meet every Monday at 6:00 pm in room 152. They welcome youth and adults, men and women. For more information, please contact Danilo Tchoupe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Brice at email@example.com