The Spirit of Love Prayer Charismatic, Ecumenical, Prayer and Praise Community began in the early 1970's. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, it continues to meet weekly. Christians gather together to center upon Jesus as Lord and Savior and to give praise and thanks for the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives. The group also provides a haven of comfort and healing for many. The prayer group is served through a core group, members who have made a commitment to serve the larger community in such
ministries as leaders, music, healing, teaching and hospitality.
We invite everyone to come and share with us and experience God's love every other Thursday evening at
7:30 PM. You will always be welcomed.
For more information, please contact:
Bev Means 518.346.7226
2023 Meeting Dates:
January 4, 2024
THE EXPERIMENTAL RETURN OF THE "CHARISMATIC MASS"
Praise be to the Father, to Christ Jesus the Son of God, and God the Holy Spirit. I am pleased to announce the return of the "charismatic Mass" at St. Paul the Apostle Church for a trial period. Catholic Charismatic Renewal is not a movement. It is, in Pope Francis' words, "a current of grace" that emphasizes a relationship with Jesus and others. Renewal in the Spirit leads to growth in our personal relationship with Christ. If we grow in Christ, then we connect with others in faith. We mark these relationships with profound experiences and expressions of the Spirit's gifts.
St. Paul the Apostle Church has a long history of charismatic renewal. Every celebration of the Eucharist is charismatic thanks to the Holy Spirit. "Charismatic Masses" receive this designation because of the energetic praise and worship of God.
May the Holy Spirit inspire you to join us on the fourth Monday of the next five months. Mass will take place at 7:00 PM at St. Paul the Apostle Church on:
-- Monday, June 26
-- Monday, July 24
-- Monday, August 28
-- Monday, September 25, and
-- Monday, October 23
Several factors will determine if the "charismatic Mass" can continue. First, our presence--and not a few of us--and participation at this Mass is critical. Second, the community at this celebration sings our praise to God--how well are we praying in song to God? Third, I use some evenings to complete writing for my cases, especially those on a deadline. (This is why I cannot appear at every event or activity during the week.) During this trial period, I pray to the Holy Spirit that my docket will not become too complicated! My hope is to join everyone as the celebrant at each of the above Masses. But since the 1980s are over, we no longer have five priests residing in our rectories. Pray for and encourage vocations!
The Holy Spirit will guide us during this experience; he always does. The trial return of our "charismatic Mass" places us in the Spirit before Jesus Christ. Jesus is present in the Eucharist and in our hearts, allowing us to express with joy what it means to be the family of God. So, please spread the word about our "charismatic Masses," and come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.