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We (the congregation) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Johnson City are reciting the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.
History: In 1884, Pope Leo XIII received a shocking vision regarding the devil ravaging against the Church. Shortly after the experience, he composed the short prayer to St. Michael to be included in the prayers after the end of Mass.
The prayer, along with some other prayers, collectively known as the Leonine prayers, at the end of Mass ceased in 1970 with the promulgation of the New Mass.
With the indult in 1984 from Pope John Paul II, allowing the celebration of the Mass of the 1962 missal, the practice of reciting the Leonine prayers after Mass was revived. Pope John Paul II then referred to Leo XIII's Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel in his Regina Coeli address of April 24, 1994 as follows:
"May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: 'Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might' The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel. Pope Leo XIII certainly had this in mind when, at the end of the last century, he brought in, throughout the Church, a special prayer to St. Michael.
Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the evil spirits of this world."
It is because of Pope John Paul II, who revived this practice that we the congragation of Good Shepherd pray the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel after Mass.
"St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. AMEN."
The Men's Club:
Good Shepherd Men's Club will have the 4th Annual Deacon Jack Murrell golf tournament in October. Date to be announced.
Call us, e-mail us or simply join us every Sunday
to find out the date of this event!
Good Shepherd has two (2) Fundraisers a year:
The fundraisers are two (2) Mexican Dinners. The Mexican Dinner fundraisers will include a plate of two(2)
enchiladas (with or without onions), taco, tamale, rice, beans and hot sauce (in seperate container). The meal also comes with your choice of homemade baked goodies and tea. You can choose your plate(s) to go or dine in. You will not go away hungry!
Along with the Mexican Dinner there is a raffle. Each year the raffle items change. This year we will also have a few quality items at a Silent Auction. So come and join us for the festiviteis!
Call us, e-mail us or simply join us every Sunday to find out the date of
Good Shepherd is despertly trying to raise money for our youth educational building. Most of the funds made at our fund raisers go into the building account. Should you want to make a special donation to our building fund your donation can be mailes to:
Good Shepherd Building Fund
Johnson City, TX. 78636
Your donation will be prayerfully and greatfully appreciated.