Spirituality and Prayer Groups


Cursillo, founded in the 1940's in Spain, is a worldwide movement of the Catholic Church with Papal approval by the Holy Father, Pope Paul VI. It consists of proclaiming the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us. Communicated by the best means, which is friendship towards the best of each one, which is his being person and his capacity of Conviction, Decision, and Constancy. The movement develops in adult Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in their work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social, and economic life.

If you have questions or would like to attend Cursillo, please email Mike and Sheila Truax [email protected]

Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group

The power of the Holy Spirit is present in the songs, praise, worship, spirit-filled teachings, and intercessory prayer of this Charismatic group.  Weekly meetings are held in the Church.  Whether the need is physical, spiritual, emotional, or relational, the healing touch of Our Lord benefits all those who attend.

 Purpose:   Provide healing through the Holy Spirit.

  • Responsibilities:  Attend weekly meetings and occasional masses of healing.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Commitment to charismatic prayer and healing.
  • Time Commitment:  Weekly meetings and occasional masses.
  • Training Required:  None
  • Fingerprinting Required:   Ministry Leaders


Marian Servants of the Word Incarnate

The Marian Servants of the Word Incarnate is an Association of the Christian Faithful of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orlando.  The founding community is located in Clearwater, FL, in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  The Marian Servants facilitate the Incarnation Prayer Group, teach and live by the Rule of Life: holiness, obedience and humble servant hood.  The primary charism is Spiritual Direction after Certification.

 Purpose:  Facilitate prayer; live by a Rule of Life that includes holiness, obedience and servant hood.

  • Responsibilities:  Group participation; adherence to Rule.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Commitment to group and Rule of Life.
  • Time Commitment:  Varies
  • Training Required:  None
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Ministry Leaders


Spiritual Friendship Club

Parishioners with loving and open hearts meet on alternate Wednesday afternoons to talk, pray, and share their lives with developmentally disabled adults.  Parishioners first meet and prepare a catechetical program for presentation at the next session when the two groups come together.  This program is presented amid craft projects, Scripture readings, shared stories about Jesus in their lives, and a light snack.  New members, families and caregivers are always welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program.

  Purpose: Provide social and spiritual support to developmentally disabled adults.

  • Responsibilities:  Meet and prepare catechetical program for presentation at the next session; deliver program; facilitate craft projects integrated into program; also facilitate  Scripture readings , discussion, and other catechetical activities; prepare and serve a light snack.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Caring and compassion; teaching experience with the developmentally disabled.
  • Time Commitment:  Varies according to commitment.
  • Training Required:  Provided by Ministry
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Yes


St. Therese Lay Carmelite Community 

This lay branch of the Carmelite Order provides a group of Catholic men and women with a way to live the Gospel in their secular lives.  A formation process is offered to those who wish to follow the Carmelite charism of contemplative prayer and a spirit of service to God and the human family.

  Purpose:  Follow the Carmelite charism of contemplative prayer and a spirit of service to God and the human family.

  • Responsibilities:  Group participation.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Love of prayer and commitment to Carmelite charism.
  • Time Commitment:  Varies
  • Training Required:  Provided by the Lay Carmelite Community
  • Fingerprinting Required: Ministry Leaders

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