September 30, 2010
This morning after Mass we restarted our Marian Movement of Priests Prayer Cenacle at St. Mary of the Lakes Parish in Eustis, Florida. I actually started this group back about 5 years ago and we held the Cenacle on Friday mornings after Mass, but because of my working hours, I had to give up being the moderator. A wonderful lady, Adelyne, wife of Deacon Klein (R.I.P.+) continued as moderator until this year when she told me because of her age (93), she couldn’t do it any more. So I asked our new pastor, Fr. Gilbert, if I could restart the group on Thursday mornings and he agreed.He loves having people praying the Rosary!
Normally, we would have the meeting down in the church hall, which is below the main church building but I found out just yesterday that the Thursday Bible Study Group was meeting there at 8:45 AM. What confused me was that the location of the Bible Study Group was listed in the church bulletin as being held in the church Center, which is in another building, where the Religious Education classes are held.
We had four of us, three men and one lady, today and we held our Cenacle in the church, sitting in the pews near the tabernacle. Actually, I liked this better because we were in the Lord’s Presence while we prayed and also we could gaze on the large statue of Our Lady of Grace which is in the far side of the church. Also behind the altar is a large stained glass picture of Jesus, Mary and Joseph on the road to Egypt, guided by a Angel. This is also another treat for the eyes and good for meditations.
Our format consists of: A hymn to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Rosary, Prayers for the Pope and his intentions, 3 hail Mary’s for Fr. Gobbi and all priests, especially our pastor and his assistants, a reading from the book, “To The Priests, Our Lady’s beloved Sons,” (All the Messages of Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi from 1973 to 1997), a short meditation by me, a short fraternal chat amongst us about the Message read, the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer, and ending with the hymn “Immaculate Mary.”
I was overjoyed to be with these prayer warriors and I know Our lady was happy too, because She is the one who requested that we should have these Prayer Cenacles everywhere, in churches and in homes. Families can gather to pray, especially Our Lady wants the children to be involved and even have Cenacles just for them.
I would love to have any of you who can get to St. Mary's on Thursday mornings, to join us in our prayers and consecration. For those of you who live far away from Central Florida, why not start a Cenacle where you are, in your home or church. Remember to get your pastors permission to start a group in church. At home or a friends home, you don't need one. It's important to have a priest or deacon moderator or spiritual guide but not necessary to start a Cenacle. Only a priest or deacon can give a meditation after the reading of the Message. You can get a Blue Book and other materials free at http://www.mmp-usa.net/main.html
Thank You, Jesus and Mary, for a wonderful day!
Here’s a link to a video telling about an approved apparition of Mary titled “Our Lady Mediatrix, Lipa. Enjoy!