Prayer

Mary, Mother of God Prayer Group

Wednesday’s 7:00PM-9:00PM in the Marian Room

We are a charismatic group striving to be led by the Virgin Mary to grow closer in our relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son, & the Holy Spirit. Every Wednesday during the “Upper Room,” we focus on finding more joy in the sacraments, growing in our appreciation for the rosary, and learn about laying down our burdens at the feet of the cross. If you are looking for a deeper spiritual encounter or a challenge for your faith life, please join us anytime. Watch the bulletin or see our Facebook page Maria Madre de Dios/Mary Mother of God for Special Retreats, times to join us at Eucharistic Adoration, special vigils throughout the year, or changes to our regular meeting nights.

All ages & all spiritual levels are welcome! You do not need to be a member of St. Michael’s to attend.

Contact Mark & Dylana Ravenscroft 419-889-2535. Se habla español


PRAYER CHAIN

The Prayer Wheel Ministry is to provide support to those in special need of intercessory prayer.  Members of the prayer chain receive e-mails or phone calls regarding specific intentions which parishioners have asked to have remembered in prayer.  Prayer requests can be made by contacting:

Susan Fox

If you are drawn to this ministry and would like to be a “pray-er” you may also contact those listed above.


ROSARY

Recitation of the Rosary is held every Sunday morning prior to the 9:00 am Mass in the Downtown Church.

As part of the ministry of the Rosary Altar Society, the rosary is recited prior to the funeral of the deceased women of the parish.


FAMILY HOLY HOUR

The Family Holy Hour Ministry arranges for benediction and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the second Sunday of each month (September - June) from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Day Chapel of the Main Church at 750 Bright Road.  A potluck meal follows in the Auditorium.  All are welcome.

 

NURSING HOME/HOMEBOUND VISITATION

For those in our parish family who are unable to join us for Mass on Sunday due to illness or an accident, we have a committed group of volunteers who will bring the Eucharist to them.

To insure that parishioners are visited when in a nursing home, even if in the nursing home for rehabilitation services, it's helpful if a family member would notify the Parish Office.

For those parishioners who are homebound, visits can be scheduled at the convenience of the person being visited.

Call Debbie Benson at the Parish Office, 419-422-2646


HOSPITAL COMMUNION MINISTRY

 

The Priests and members of the Hospital Communion Ministry visit parishioners who are hospitalized.  The Hospital Communion Ministry takes Communion to hospitalized parishioners every day of the week, except for Saturday.

Because of current government privacy regulations, the hospital can contact the parish only if the patient or family gives permission.  To insure that parishioners are visited when hospitalized it is important to let the hospital know your faith, and the desire to receive Communion while hospitalized.  Patients or family members are always welcome to call the parish office to inform the staff of a hospital visit and make a request for a visit.

Contact Parish Office, 419-422-2646.


ANOINTING OF THE SICK

 

Formerly referred to as “Last Rites”, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick previously was most commonly administered to the dying for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. The Church now makes this sacrament available to all Catholics who are gravely ill or are about to undergo surgery recognizing a secondary effect of this sacrament – to help a person recover health.  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be repeated as often as necessary.

The priests of our parish are available anytime day or night to administer this sacrament.

Please call the parish office during normal business hours to make arrangements.

In an after hours emergency, please call the Rectory phone, 419-423-8776.