Contacts:
Anne Hruz: amhruz@yahoo.com
Jeff Barczewski: jeff@barczewski.com
Or call the parish office and ask to be connected with a Jonah Prayer Team member: 636-227-5247.
Jonah prayer teams are typically available after the 9am, 11am, & 5pm masses on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

 

Bring your intentions or those of your family and friends to the baptismal font at the front of church after the closing song for mass is played. It only takes a few minutes and the prayer teams will confidentially pray for your intentions.

 

Prayers are not limited to those for health, we can pray for anything that is on your heart (loss of job, strength for difficult situations, increase of peace, guidance and wisdom, etc.). Prayers will be confidential, they will not be shared or discussed after the prayers are done.

 

Jesus tells us that if we pray for intercessions with expectant faith for the glory of God, that He will answer these prayers. The Jonah prayer teams will pray with you, helping formulate your needs into appropriate prayers. By coming forward you are expressing expectant faith adding to that of the prayer team.

What are Jonah teams?

Jonah Teams are a prayer ministry based at the parish level. The goal is for every parish to have Jonah Teams or its equivalent. Praying over each other is an excellent way to affirm each other’s faith as a community, to let the Holy Spirit heal our hurts and to open our eyes to being thankful for the truth and love in every situation that we experience.

 

Jonah Team Members are people like yourself who are approved by the pastor for this ministry. Team members feel the call to pray for others or desire to use their spiritual gifts of prayer given to them by the Holy Spirit. Training is required.  After training, new ministers can pray with the other Jonah prayer team ministers  with individuals who need your prayer support. This can happen after Masses and at other times people gather but typically it is scheduled to occur briefly after Mass.

 

In summary, Jonah Teams are another beautiful way that the Holy Spirit can have profound direct spiritual impact both in the parish community and in personal lives.

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, no feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world; Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.”   -St. Teresa of Avila