To go above and beyond to serve our guests by offering prayers for them during our Mass and to be available after Mass to pray with or talk with others.
Those who volunteer on our Prayer Team play an essential role in our Sunday experience at Christ the Redeemer. Those one our Prayer Team offer pray for those joining us on the weekends. They are also available to pray with or to talk with after our Masses.
To be available to pray for others and with others. To be available to listen.
Yes. It really is that simple.
We encourage all volunteers on our Prayer Team to do one thing: be open to the Holy Spirit. If there is one thing we know for certain it's that the Lord knows His people. He knows each of us personally and He knows just what we need. It is never our Prayer Team's job to figure someone out or to "know" others. Their job is to simply be receptive.
All teams who assist us in serving on Sundays have some simple responsibilities.
Here are the responsibilities of our Prayer Team.
BE OPEN & AVAILABLE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Ultimately, we know that people have not come to Church for us. They are here because God has called them and because they desire to experience and encounter Him. So we ask our volunteers to remain open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
You would be amazing at the what just a simply smile can do to someone's day. It can change their outlook, their perception. It can make a lonely day seem not so lonely. There is power in a smile.
GREET GUESTS WITH JOY
We encourage all of our volunteers to be joyful. In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis's first sentence is as follows: "The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus."
SINCERELY OFFER YOUR PRAYER
We can never fully comprehend the power of prayer. Your prayer is important to the Lord not because He needs your prayer. Rather, your prayer is important to the Lord because you are important to Him.
BE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN
Many times in our fast paced society, we forget to really listen to others. How often do we ask the question, "How are you doing?" but never wait for someone's response? Our brothers and sister need someone to listen to them.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
Fr. Alex Gaudet