The Charismatic Prayer Group is part of the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The primary mission of the Charismatic Prayer Group is to praise and worship God, and to pray for the people of the parish. Songs, praise and worship surround the Scripture readings and other reflections on the Christian Life.
Who we are: We are St. Thomas parishioners who love to speak to God through song and spontaneous prayer, and to listen to God through the charismatic gifts, our shared human insights, and Scripture. Since we are part of the charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church, we use charismatic gifts like prophecy, speaking in tongues, and praying for healing (for one list of these gifts see 1 Cor. 12).
What we do: Weekly prayer meetings provide an opportunity to use the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of spiritual nourishment and building up the church:
- we pray, sing and share the ways God is working in our lives,
- we learn by listening to the Word of God,
- our focus is on praise and worship, but time is also given to intercessory prayer for the needs of others.
Time commitment: We meet every Sunday in the school after the 11am mass.
Requirements: We invite everyone to worship with us or to come when you have a special prayer need.
Contact: For more information contact Janet Fair-Christianson (773) 955-2492.
“Have we forgotten the Holy Spirit? Certainly not! We want him, we honor him, and we love him. And you with your devotion, your fervor, your wish to live in the Spirit: this should be. It ought to rejuvenate the world, give it back a spirituality, a soul, a religious thought; it ought to reopen the world’s closed lips to prayer and open its mouth to song, to joy, to hymns, and to witnessing. It will be very fortunate for our time and for our brothers that there should be a whole generation, who shout out to the world the glory and greatness of the God of Pentecost.”
Pope Paul VI, 1975
Download and print out the brochure (PDF): Community Life – Charismatic Prayer Group brochure