Dear brothers and sisters of St. Paul’s,
It’s Deacon Michael!
Last month, we added some times of prayer, with Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., and on the first Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., after Mass.
And now we are expanding our community prayer opportunities even more so you and your family can come pray together—and with me—at the Church!
Coming Up in November…
Every Tuesday, on Fr. Peter’s off day, I’ll be opening the Church for prayer from 8-9 a.m. From 8-8:20 a.m., we will be praying Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours with these great new prayer booklets we will be using for the Parish. During Morning Prayer, the readings for the day’s Mass will be read and I will be giving a Homily after the Gospel. At 8:30 a.m., we will pray the Rosary together.
You can come for all or part of this time of prayer. Jesus would love a visit and I’d love for you to pray with me!
Every Wednesday Fr. Peter will be out providing Mass to those in assisted living communities around our Parish. Meanwhile, I will have the Parish open from
7-9 a.m., for Eucharistic Adoration in the Church! You can come for part or all of this time as well! We will be praying Morning Prayer from 7:10-7:30 a.m., during which the readings for the day’s Mass will be read and I will be giving a Homily after the Gospel. Then we will pray the Rosary starting at 8 a.m. The rest of the time will be for silent, contemplative prayer. Jesus would love a visit, and I’d love to be praying with you and your families!
Every first Friday of every month, a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration will
be provided from 9-10 a.m.! The prayer devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
will be prayed at 9:10 a.m., and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at
9:30 a.m. The rest of the time will be given for silent, contemplative prayer. Please come for all or part of this monthly prayer opportunity. Jesus would love a visit from you and I’d love to pray alongside you!
Watch what God does in your life and in the lives of those you love when you intentionally place yourself in Jesus’ presence and spend a little time at Church praying! It’s a little thing that can make a big difference! See you there!
Commitment: If you would like to sign up to be a regular attendee of these times of prayer, please contact Deacon Michael at the Parish Office, at
616-949-4170 ext. 241
Deacon Michael Goodwin
The fruit of silence is prayer,
the fruit of prayer is faith,
the fruit of faith is love,
the fruit of love is service,
the fruit of service is peace.
—St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta