St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Walking the Camino - Holy Week Activities

At our Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (SSPP), on Good Friday, we begin what I call "The Amazing Walk."  We process through our towns (two are separated only by a river) and praying the Rosary and stopping 14 times to pray the Stations of the Cross.  It is a camino that we walk this day. 

We begin our walk around 9:30.  It's usually cold as we walk, even when Easter is late.  We stop at the 4 Catholic Churches in town and venerate the Passion of Christ before we return to our home parish.  We finish before noon, and then we are ready for Good Friday services which begin at 3 PM. 

Parishoners take turns carrying the cross.  It's been very moving to see children take their turns carrying the cross. 

The Camino we walk is about 4 miles.  We are all tired when we return home, but the walk is Amazing!  You can feel the graces flowing from heaven as we process through town. 

We are often greeted with calls of "Pray for me."  We are also greeted with calls of well wishes.  The churches open their doors to us as we rest on our camino.  I've had to miss the last two caminos due to foot injuries.  This year, I intend to walk this amazing walk again. 

Please pray for us!

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