Prayer Ministries

"Pray always. No matter what happens, always be thankful; for this is God's will for you who belong to Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:17–18).

Please join in the rich prayer life of our faith community. For more information, contact one of the parish offices.

CONFIDENTIAL HEALING PRAYER is offered at Guardian Angels Church every week after Sunday Liturgy and every two weeks after Saturday Liturgy. Prayerfully consider stopping by the prayer room if you would like to pray with our prayer team.


  • At St. Joseph's Church: Daily from 6:00 a.m. until midnight (except during liturgies). Contact Mrs. Sue Waterstraat at <> for information, to sign up, and to obtain access to the Chapel of Adoration.
  • At Guardian Angels' Church: Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact Deacon Tony Mercadel at <>.


  • DIVINE MERCY NOVENA is prayed every evening for nine days from Good Friday until the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday. Members close the last night of prayer with a pot-luck supper. Call any church office for informatio.
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE NOVENA takes place at Guardian Angels Church on Mondays from 6:30 pm until 7:15 pm. Songs, prayers, Rosary, and the Litany of our Lady are included.
  • RECITATION OF THE ROSARY happens each Saturday at 3:30 pm at Guardian Angels Church before the 4:00 pm Liturgy.
  • ROSARY AND ALTAR SOCIETY fosters a devotion to the Mother of God through private and shared recitation of the Rosary. Members also support parish functions and clean the churches on a rotating basis.


  • PRAYER CHAIN provides parishioners with a collective power of prayer to bring peace, comfort, and healing to those in need. Members participate through e-mail or phone tree, honoring requests with their personal prayers for your intentions.
  • PETITION BOOK: Please write your prayer intentions in our petition book just inside the entrance in Good Shepherd Church. Your intentions are prayed for by the members who attend the Tuesday and Friday morning liturgies.
  • PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY combines prayer, fellowship, and compassion with the love of knitting. Many blessings are prayed into each of our shawls. Recipients include the homebound, those in hospitals, and numerous others. Please contact Mrs. MaryEllen Arden at <>. Check out both our on-line Community Website and our International Prayer Shawl Ministry Home Page.
  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS are prayed on Friday evenings during lent, rotating around the three worship sites. Check the bulletin for the exact site each week. Living Stations of the Cross happen on the eve of Palm Sunday.
  • SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13). Through Meditation, prayer, and reflection on the love and mercy of God, this individual guided retreat deepens our experience of God drawing us into himself. Contact Mrs. Barbara Swiecki at 334-3518 or at <>.