"I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all
of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You."
(John 17: 20)
Participants become familiar with the Bible, its richness, its depth, and its pathway to the Lord. Studying the Scriptures helps one to grow in relationship with God and God’s people.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 9:30am: Drop-in to look at Sunday’s Scriptures
Wednesdays, 9:30am & 7pm: RSVP - 24-week Video Series Thursday, 7:30pm, October-May focus on a specific Book
Contact: Dorothy Consiglio 978-686-4050
Centering Prayer is a taught method of prayer traditionally called, “contemplative prayer.” It’s having a conversation, often without words, with Christ who makes his dwelling place within you.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: Claudia Dupuis 978-686-8030 or Mary Ann Dinning 978-794-8075
Cursillo is a retreat, a weekend away that gives those who attend, a new understanding of basic Christian truths and imparts a desire to serve the Church. ULTREYA is the monthly evening faith-sharing that follows after the Cursillo.
Meetings: Cursillo: 1 extended weekend, October to June
Ultreya: Monthly Sunday gatherings
Contact: Dan Wilson 978-640-0668
Yearly, all the churches of North Andover come together for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving
Service. Throughout the year the local clergy convene to discuss ways of promoting Christian
values. St. Michael's is also a member of Communities Together (formerly Greater Lawrence
Council of Churches), whose purpose is to encourage unity in the Body of Christ.
Opportunity to participate: As needed for special events. Being an ambassador to Communities
Together requires attendance at quarterly meetings.
Contact: Mary Alice Rock 978-686-4050
“Be still and know that I am your God” (Psalm 46:10)
Eucharistic Adoration is a way to quiet ourselves and sit in the presence of Jesus, alive in the Blessed Sacrament. What a gift!
Participation: All are welcome to stop at the Adoration Chapel, 7am-8pm, midweek or 7am-4pm Saturday/Sunday. In addition, scheduled adorers are needed for 1/2 to 1 hour shifts, 5am-11pm.
Contact: Becky Justin 978-686-4050
“Faith is strengthened when it is given to others”. (Pope John Paul II, encyclical Redemptoris Missio)
We want to support and encourage anyone interested in deepening their Catholic faith journey. The Pope’s call for a New Evangelization is for all baptized members of the Church to reach out and deepen their faith. This ministry hopes to develop new ways to share the “Good News.”
Opportunity to participate: Flexible!
Contact: Kim Silk 978-686-4050
Just like Mary and Joseph, pilgrims travel to Bethlehem! The church and pastoral center are transformed into Bethlehem the first weekend of December! Pilgrims discover what life was like 2000 years ago and, more importantly, discover the Baby, lying in the manger! This ministry seeks to bring the true meaning of Christmas back into focus. Helpers of all ages are needed as sewers, actors, tour guides, stage crew, artists, reservationists, organizers, and more!
Witness: “The joy of participating, to see and feel the unity of our faith, the people coming together and the strength we are as a unit. I see Jesus Christ in each person visiting A Night In Bethlehem.” - D
Opportunity to participate: November & December for most volunteers, presentation in mid December.
Contact: Bonnie Spurr 978-682-9484
The “Cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priests” prays for all priests and their walk towards purity and holiness.
Participation: Thursdays at 6:45pm in the Day Chapel
Contact: Lou Ferraro 978-686-4050
This silent, but powerful ministry consists of a group of fervent faithful who believe that God truly listens to every one of our prayers.
Participation: Right in your own home, be ready to receive requests for prayer intentions and devote time to pray for those needs.
Contact: Honey 978-688-0079 or Betty 978-682-4028
This ministry provides prayer, education and service , focused on our basic belief that life is precious from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.
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The Rosary Ministry teaches the rosary, its mysteries and prayers, to the
students of our parish school and religious education program. This ministry leads the prayer at 8:30am, Monday through Saturday in the church. The Rosary Ministry also visits our local nursing homes to pray the rosary with our cherished elderly and infirm friends.
Participation: Join us any weekday for prayer or volunteer to lead the rosary for the students or nursing home residents!
Contact: Angela Marchese 978-686-4050
As a men’s group, we support each other on our Christian walk. We discuss the readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass and conclude with intercessory prayers.
Participation: Come anytime: Saturdays, 7-8am in the parish hall
Mondays, 7-8pm in the pastoral center.
Witness: “I’m with the guys, drinking coffee, sharing my struggles, and praying to God—what could be better?!” - D
Opportunity to participate: You are welcomed anytime. We meet on Saturdays, 7:00 - 8:00 AM in the Parish
Hall or on Mondays, at 7:00-8:00PM in the Pastoral Center.
Contact: Deacon Vinny Gatto/Dick Naworski 978-686-4050
Small faith-sharing groups that explore the foundations of our faith. There are many groups that meet (6—week sessions in the fall and Lent) in either neighborhood homes or at the pastoral center. You can even get some friends together to start your own group!
Witness: “I not only learned a lot about the Catholic faith, but I made new friends, too—Jesus is one of them!” - M
Contact: Receptionist 978-686-4050
WINGS is a faith enhancement group for women of all ages. The evening begins with prayer and song, followed by small group sharing and discussion on various subjects.
Participation: Wednesdays at 7pm for 6 week sessions in the fall and in the spring. Special events, too!
Contact: Receptionist 978-686-4050
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