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CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER & CENTERING PRAYER

Centering prayer is a prelude to and preparation for the gift of contemplation.  Through its practice we discover and explore a deeper and more authentic self than we ordinarily know.  It has a way of transforming us that enables us to perceive God in everything that exists.   We are then, with St. Paul, able to declare our heart's desire: "...that I may know him", a knowing made real through our participation in his own life.  Meets  two Thursdays a month at  6:45PM.  For more information, contact Shellie Sterner at [email protected]

 

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LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, is open to practicing Catholics 18 years or older. The organization strives to make its members better Catholics through a balanced program of weekly prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church. Spiritual works, done under the guidance of the pastor, may include visiting the sick, teaching religious education and RCIA, door-to-door evangelization, prison ministry, promotion of the Rosary and devotion to the Blessed Mother, and many other spiritual needs. Meets Thursday at 9:45 AM Mission Statement: The mission of the Legion of Mary of St Paul Roman Catholic Church is the salvation of souls and increasing an individual’s faith for the glory of God by imitating The Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, through prayers and service. Activities to fulfill our mission include the following: Spread devotion to Jesus Christ and The Blessed Virgin Mary through recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, teaching people to pray the rosary, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Provide spiritual support by visiting the homebound in their homes or nursing homes Make Jesus Christ known by weekly leading the Most Holy Rosary or assisting in the Holy Mass for the inmates at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility Provide comfort and prayers by visiting the sick at the hospital Pray the Most Holy Rosary before all Masses Evangelize by visiting people door-to-door, inviting them to learn more about the Catholic Church and to visit St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church Legion of Mary For more information, please contact Helen Mary Borde 727-776-8283.

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FAITH SHARING

Faith Sharing Group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 following daily Mass. We gather to pray and learn more about the Bible and our faith. Teachings for growth in our Christian walk are given. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings. We go out for breakfast the first Wednesday of the month. Our mission is to grow spiritually in the name of Jesus Christ.

For more information, please contact Helen Mary Borde at 727-776-8283.

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YOUTH MINISTRY

St. Paul’s Youth Ministry is an active ministry of youth from sixth through twelfth grade who meet regularly at the Church. We get together for fellowship, fun, and food! Our group is all-inclusive and includes time for learning more about our faith outside of the regular classroom with fellow Church members. Apart from our regularly scheduled meetings, we participate in service projects, retreats, pilgrimages, and volunteering.

Our Mission: The St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church Youth Ministry strives to deepen the faith of our members; enhance religious education through pious and devoted religious practices; build a strong and sustainable Youth Ministry that engages youth and families in the parish community and beyond; and to serve Christ by serving one another and others in our community and be known by our actions.

For more information, please contact Mary Langan at 717-379-4779.