Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group meets every Thursday in the church loft at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to share the power of God through Holy Scripture, prayer, petition, and song.
Contact: Betty Masi – (386)446-9725
The Cursillo movement was founded by an apostolic group of laymen and priests headed by Bishop Juan Cuervas in Majorca, Spain. Between 1943-l952, they studied contemporary theologians and examined the condition of the Church, which culminated in Christianity. They ensured that the enthusiasm of the cursillistas would continue with a follow-up program.
The three-day weekend consists of some thirty to forty men or women candidates, both lay and religious, who are sponsored by a cursillista (one who has been on a Cursillo). The weekend begins on Thursday evening around 7:00 pm at the diocesan retreat center and ends around the same time on Sunday evening. The retreat team usually consists of some 15 laymen or women, priests, and the weekend layperson coordinator. A series of talks are given throughout the weekend which is also interspersed with laughter, recreation, song, discussion, prayer and many moments of silence and reflection.
Following the weekend, the Cursillistas regularly meet in small groups to share and pray. The groups then come together, usually once a month, for the Ultreya a time of prayer, witness, sharing and fellowship.
Contact: Henry Mey – (386)585-4604
Christ Renews His Parish
What exactly is Christ Renews His Parish?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we’re to be faithful followers. CRHP is an effective spiritual renewal that calls together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of St. Michael.
The uniqueness of CRHP is in its continuation. Participants are usually so inspired, so renewed, so uplifted, that they’re anxious to share their faith experience with others from their parish. Retreatants have the opportunity to begin planning the next renewal weekend soon after they complete their own if they desire. They become the “new team.” During this formation time, even greater spiritual growth occurs. The transition between attending a weekend and leading a weekend takes place over a 4 to 6 month formation period.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Divine Mercy Prayer Group, Spanish
Contact: Margarita Serrano – (386)437-0590, Margarita_54@live.com,
Marina Medina (386)445-2200 email@example.com
Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Third Order)
The Lay Carmelite Community is called to the Family of Carmel to be involved in the mission of the Catholic Church. The main elements in pursuit of this mission are prayer, fraternity, and service. These elements are bound together by contemplation and Carmelites, inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Prophet Elijah, are called to follow Jesus and live the Gospel daily. The Carmelite meeting begins with a Mass at 8:30 am every second Saturday of each month. The Community is guided by a Spiritual Director.
Contact: Ramonita Florentino – (386)445-7477
Legion of Mary
An apostolic association of lay persons which under the patronage of Mary Immaculate is at the disposal of the parish priest to perform any of the spiritual works of mercy that he sees fit to assign it. The three distinct ministries at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are:
1. Visiting the homes of newly baptized children to encourage families to practice actively their Catholic faith and see to it their children are properly instructed in the faith.
2. Visit assisted living facilities to pray the Rosary with the residents and provide communion to those wishing to receive.
3. Visit homes to invite nonbelievers to look into our faith and invite the lost sheep to come home.
Members meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Russo Room to pray together, report on their week’s work, and receive assignments for the coming week.
Contact: Charlie Kane – (386)586-3848, CEKane@aol.com
Marion Group: A Parde Pio Group
One of more than 3000 such groups in the world, this group was formed at the suggestion and urging of Padre Pio in response to the repeated requests of the Pope. Each group is required to be moderated by a priest, its spiritual director. The National Center in Barto, PA and the Prayer Groups Center in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy provide a link between the Cardinal Secretary of State and the Holy See. Two monthly magazines provide much additional information on the activities of groups throughout the world while also enhancing the spiritual growth of members.
Part of each meeting is devoted to prayer during which we thank the Lord for St. Pio, who was declared a saint in 2002, and invoke his aid for many special intentions. The rich spirituality of Padre Pio is studied and practiced by members who are urged to pray daily for our Holy Father, the church, the hierarchy, our parish, the sick and dying, and the souls in Purgatory. A lending library provides additional knowledge of the famed stigmatist and his unusual life.
In addition to prayer and the distribution of spiritual information, the group participates in several worthwhile endeavors including the collection of postal stamps for the Franciscan missions, making of brown scapulars for distribution to world missions, and monetary assistance to the works of Padre Pio.
This group meets monthly on the first Friday from September through June following the 8:30 am Mass. Two or more times each year, the group meets for social activities to encourage friendship among members and their families.
Contact: Rectory Office (386)445-2246
Ministers of prayer are committed to an assigned day and hour every week to be spent with the Lord in the Holy of Holies where the Blessed Sacrament is reposed in the tabernacle. As adorers, we must never leave the Holy of Holies unless we are relieved by the adorers who are assigned to the next hour. It is very important to be totally committed when participating in this ministry. If interested in becoming an adorer, contact the Rectory Office, 445-2246.
Contact: Gilda Sadio – (386)263-7935
Prayer Network is comprised of church members who volunteer to pray daily for the needs of others as made known to them via printed lists and telephone messages using a telephone tree system. Prayer lists are updated and distributed approximately every six to eight weeks. Prayer is done on an individual basis and wherever convenient for the member, usually at home but frequently at church, especially during the hour of adoration. There are no dues or fees and no meetings associated with this ministry.
Anyone who wishes to participate in this beautiful work of mercy is welcome to do so. It requires only a telephone and a desire to give a small amount of time each day plus the dedication to passing on the names in a timely and precise manner. To volunteer, call the Rectory Office, 445-2246.
Contact: Joe Bartolotta – (386)586-6321, JoeBartolotta2005@yahoo.com
Regina Pacis Prayer Group
In response to frequent requests by Our Lady, Queen of Peace in her messages given at Medjugorje since 1981, this group was formed in 1989. Members are committed to living and spreading the messages of peace, reconciliation and conversion through prayer, penance, and fasting. Shared publications and messages enable group members to reach out to similar groups around the world.
The group meets for prayer every Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Each prayer session consists of scripture reading, discussion of messages, intercessory prayer, rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, prayer for the sick, our country and its leaders, our church, and the hierarchy, youth, end to abortion and peace for the entire world.
Members also assist with various projects of GOSPA Florida, Inc., a non-profit ministry which founded the prayer group including the annual Medjugorje Anniversary Celebration held on June 25 at one of our St. Augustine Diocese churches. Occasionally members also meet socially.
Contact: Carol Storme – (386)447-5254, IrishOwl@bellsouth.net
Rosary Cenacle Prayer Group
The Rosary Cenacle is in response to Our Lady’s call which was made known in her messages to Fr. Gobbi. Mary acts through those consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, and we grow spiritually through the Cenacle. What is most important in the world and the church today is the preparation for the Second Pentecost through the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. We pray for the Holy Father and his intentions, for priests, to end abortion and for world peace. In this ministry, we say the fifteen decades of the rosary. Meetings every Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Contact: Marie Estabrook – (386)447-0847
Secular Franciscan Order
The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) unites all members, laity, religious and priests called to follow Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. This is a lifetime commitment. Members serve in various ministries in the church and the community. Our fraternity meets monthly on the third, Saturday September through June
Contact: Mcfield Bowman – (386)446-8554
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group
This prayer group meets Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm and consists of: singing and praising the Lord; proclaiming, meditating and sharing God’s Word; testimonies and the Intercession Prayer.
Christian formation and on going religious education is a life long process. The young people of our parish are invited to join with their peers as they continue their faith journey and fully participate in the parish community. Youth Ministry strives to meet their personal, social and spiritual needs and them in the life and mission of the Church.
Contact: Nora Quinones – (386)445-2578