PRAYER

CENTERING PRAYER

Be still and know that I am God.   –Psalm 46:10

Centering Prayer takes place on the second and fourth Thursday's of the month following morning Mass at 9:00am in the Prayer Space, Room 221. Centering Prayer is the practice of silencing mind and body. This method of quieting our mind and body allows us to be aware and receptive to God's presence. It is not meant to replace other forms of prayer.  Rather, it adds depth to all Prayer.  It is simply resting in God beyond thoughts words and emotions.

The guidelines for this type of prayer are

1.  Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God's presence and action within.

 2.  Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly, and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God's presence and action within.

 3.  When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.

 4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.

Taken from: Contemplative Outreach 2006.

You are encouraged to practice a 20 minute period of prayer twice a day. By joining a Centering Prayer group you will be encouraged to persevere in your practice and will enjoy the support of others on your spiritual journey.

LABYRINTH WALKS

Watch the events calendar and eNEWS for topics and scheduled dates.

The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools available for prayer, meditation, personal and spiritual growth. It welcomes all seekers and offers an authentic spiritual connection.  This powerful tool, unlike a maze, is unicursal, offering only one route to the center and back out again. The path gently leads you to the center of both the labyrinth and yourself. Pax Christi has an outdoor grass and brick labyrinth which is self-directed and available year round as weather permits. Indoor labyrinth walks are available monthly from early fall through early spring.  A topic is explored in group prior to the monthly indoor walks.  Questions? Contact Jean Thoresen, Director of Care and Support Ministry, 952-405-7211.

2017-18 Cycle of Wholeness Labyrinth Walk Series:

Monday, October 2: Letting Go
Monday, November 6: Opening to Guidance
Tuesday, December 5: Sharing Your Gifts
Monday, January 8: Living Fully
Monday, February 12: Walking with Love
Monday, March 12: Living into Wholeness

PRAYER REQUESTS

CLICK HERE to submit a prayer request and/or view prayer requests. You may also call the parish office, 952-941-3150, or submit your prayer intentions using the Prayer Basket as you enter the worship space before each weekend Mass.  

Would you like to pray for others?
Many members of our community pray for others upon request. You can be contacted for this confidential ministry via email or phone.  Please contact Mary Ann Callahan, Care Ministry Specialist, 952-405-7227, or macallahan@paxchristi.com, for more information.

If you would prefer not to be contacted but still want to pray for others as you are able, you can visit the Prayer Corner in the bulletin, and the PRAYER BOARD PAGE.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Do you know of someone grieving, or facing another kind of deep loss to due to health or broken relationships? A group of Pax Christi parishioners knit and crochet beautiful shawls you can give to those facing these kinds of serious, life-changing issues. If you would like to give a prayer shawl to someone ...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

ROSARY GROUP

Each Tuesday morning at 9:05am, the rosary is prayed in the chapel at Pax Christi. Come and join others in this timeless prayer.

A Brief History of the Rosary

A variety of stories have been attached to the origination of the rosary.The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol. 13, p. 184–189) recounts that in the early centuries of the Church, monks would recite the Psalms as part of their rule of life. Since learning the Psalms was necessarily restricted ... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



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