Mission of Jonah Prayer Ministry
"To more fully awaken everyone to the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit
and their importance in empowering the ministry of bringing Christ to others
through team prayer with each other in the Parish or Archdiocese."
What is "Jonah Prayer Ministry"?
Jonah Prayer Ministry is a prayer ministry based at the parish level. The goal is for every parish to have Jonah Prayer Ministry or its equivalent. Praying over each other is an excellent way to affirm each other's faith as a community, to let the Holy Spirit heal our hurts and to open our eyes to being thankful for the truth and love in every situation that we experience.
Jonah Prayer Ministers are people like yourself who are approved by the pastor for this ministry. Ministry members feel the call to pray for others or desire to use their spiritual gifts of prayer given to them by the Holy Spirit. After training, Jonah Prayer ministers pray in small groups with individuals who request prayer support, maintaning confidence in all matters. Ministry sessions are scheduled according to individual parish activity and with pastoral approval.
In summary, Jonah Prayer Ministry is another beautiful way that the Holy Spirit can have profound direct spiritual impact both in the parish community and in personal lives. Jonah Prayer Ministry is about being present to fellow parishioners through prayer and praying with expectant faith knowing God brings about transformation/healing/growth.
"Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, no feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world; Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now." -St. Teresa of Avila
Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Seminars
The following Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Seminars are scheduled:
One-day training -Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Incarnate Word, 13416 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield 63017. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the training is from 9:00-2:00 p.m. in the library. Please bring a sack lunch. Pre-register by calling or emailing the Catholic Renewal Center at 314-731-6100 or email@example.com. You may also contact Cheryl Nelson at 314-566-9130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those attending will need to bring the Application for Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Seminar signed by their pastor.
Two day training - Oct 1st and Oct 8th from 9am - 2pm at the Catholic Renewal Center.
Both days of training are required.
This is an archdiocesan workshop to train prayer ministers for ministry in their parishes. Applicants will need the signature of their pastor on the application form. Forms may be copied at the parish office, or call 314-731-6100.
For information about Jonah Prayer Minsistry contact Jane Guether, email@example.com, 314-792-7734 or Marti Ochs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-792-7414.
Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Application (doc)
Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Application (PDF)
- Jonah Banner.pdf