If prayer is going to be real and meaningful to people, then it needs to be more than just attending a meeting – it’s where we connect with our heavenly Father. And it needs to be more than a programmed event or activity – it’s where we come into the presence of the almighty God. And prayer is not simply a Christian discipline only - it where we communicate with a living and personal God. Come and let your heart be consoled. Let your mind be at ease. And let your soul be drawn to our Lord. Listen to what he has to say. It will change your life.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is coming into the presence of the Eucharistic Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us". During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. In its fullest essence, Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!" The Blessed Sacrament is the LIVING FOUNTAIN OF LIFE where we drink in the love of Christ who alone quenches our thirst. Let our time spent with our Beloved Savior in Adoration become a most profound, meaningful, joyful, peaceful and healing experience. And may our adoration never cease! Come and join us every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the chapel. Or contact the church office for more information 828-693-6901

 

Hispanic Men’s Prayer Group

“Hijos de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro” (“Sons of Our Lady of Perpetual Help”) Our purpose is to preach the gospel to each other. We are striving to live in the love and peace of our Lord, knowing that God is love. Knowing and believing that we are the beloved children of God, the purpose of the group is to let everyone know what men are and what they are for God. The group’s mission is to try and reach as many men as possible and bring them closer to God in Faith and Spirit, present them to the love and peace of God, but especially the healing that He can give us. We are called to support each other in the time of need. God has shown his love and mercy to all men who are closer to the group in times of needs and we want to continue that mission. Contact Tomas Diaz, Gaston Aranda, Mario Melgar, Alfonso Gutierrez


Midnight Watch

The Midnight Watch gathers the men of our parish together to pray for their family and parish before the Blessed Sacrament in the adoration chapel. The Midnight Watch is inspired by the scripture verse from Ezekiel 22:30. “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the Lord.” Men who stand in the breach to protect, provide and lead their family and parish are called to the first hour of the day, which is from midnight to 1:00 a.m. to enter into spiritual battle armed only with prayer. As men we are called to stand watch for our families and our loved ones. Come answer the call with us. We meet the on the third Friday evening of each month and will start the watch at 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Contact Bob Gray or the church office for more information 828-693-6901

 

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer where we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. The source of Centering Prayer is the indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. Contact Mary Ruth Smith, 692-9547 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.