Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Consecration to the Holy Angels

O Holy Angels of God, here, in the presence of the Triune God and in the love of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer, I, N.N., poor sinner, want to make a covenant with you, who are his servants, so that in union with you, I might work with humility and fortitude for the glory of God and the coming of his Kingdom. Therefore, I implore you to assist me, especially - in the adoration of God and of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar,  - in the contemplation of the word and the salvific works of God, -in the imitation of Christ and in the love of his Cross in a spirit of expiation, - in the faithful fulfillment of my mission within the Church, serving humbly after the example of Mary, my heavenly Mother, your Queen. And you, my good guardian angel, who continually behold the face of our Father in heaven, God entrusted me to you from the very beginning of my life. I thank you with all my heart for your loving care. I commit myself to you and promise you my love and fidelity. I beg you: protect me against my own weakness and against the attacks of the wicked spirits; enlighten my mind and my heart so that I may always know and accomplish the will of God; and lead me to union with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
approved this Consecration prayer
on May 31, 2000 for use in Opus Angelorum.
© 2000 Congregazione dei Canonici Regolari della Santa Croce - Roma

Thursday, August 11, 2016

To Light and Guard, To Rule and Guide

Dear Mother and Daughter, 

The Women’s Apostolate to Youth cordially invites you to a Mother- Daughter Retreat (for girls in grades 7-9) devoted to reflecting on the vital role played by your guardian angel in your spiritual growth and character development. No one knows better than your very own holy angel what God’s plan for your life is; so by coming closer to your angel, the path leading to that goal will become clearer and easier to traverse. 

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to forge a stronger bond between the two of you by sharing and deepening your devotion to your guardian angels. The retreat includes talks, and special activities (fun!), as well as opportunities for confession, adoration and Mass.                   
                              ~The Women’s Apostolate to Youth 

CLERGY: Fr. De Celles, Pastor, St. Raymond’s

SPEAKERS: Mrs. Melissa Manaker, Mrs. Vivian Zini

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 24. Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at
8:30am; talks begin at 9:00am

LOCATION: St. Raymond Parish Center and Church 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, VA 22153

COST: $50 For Mother and Daughter inclusive. Includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and clergy stipends. $15 is charged for a 2nd daughter.

RSVP: 
Please email DaystarRetreat gmail com in order to register. (Please help us by responding as quickly as possible. Space is extremely limited.)

Your Guardian Angel’s Mission
is to Form You into a Woman of Integrity

Saturday, July 16, 2016


WAY 2016 
Summer Reading and Meeting Schedule




July 2016

6-Full Member meeting
13-Psalms of longing (Springfield) Elisabeth Lesuer (Bristow)
20-Elisabeth Leseur (Springfield)/Psalms of longing (Bristow)
27-Monthly Holy hour and Mass for troubled youth

August 2016

3 - No Meeting
10- Meeting –Amoris Laetitia chapter 4 and 5
17- Meeting—Dives in Misericordia
24 - No Meeting 
31 – Monthly Holy Hour and Mass for troubled youth


The Women's Apostolate to Youth encourages you to pray for troubled youth.  
Consider joining our Saint Michael the Archangel Intercessory Prayer Campaign for spiritually at risk youth by emailing us at:   
 stmichael.way@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mother-Daughter Retreat - February 20, 2016

Dear Mother and Daughter,

The Women’s Apostolate to Youth cordially invites you to a Mother-Daughter Retreat (for girls in grades 7-9) devoted to reflecting on how our journey through life is profoundly affected by our choice of companions.


Youth are devoted to their friends and deeply influenced by those with whom they choose to share their lives. As they encounter the new and often daunting challenges of adolescence--and sometimes experiences of genuine suffering--they tend to rely heavily on these friends for advice and support. Given how much is at stake in how these challenges are faced, it is critically important that the young develop a sound understanding of the true meaning of friendship and a sure set of principles for assessing the moral character and spiritual depth of their peers.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to forge a stronger bond between the two of you by sharing and deepening your devotion to the great Archangel St. Raphael--chosen by God to accompany the young on their journey through life and to bring them safely to the destination--and the companions--God has prepared for each one of them. The retreat includes talks, and special activities (fun!), as well as opportunities for confession, adoration and Mass.


CLERGY: Fr. De Celles, Pastor, St. Raymond’s

SPEAKERS: Mrs. Melissa Manaker, Mrs. Vivian Zini

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 20. Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at
8:30am; talks begin at 9:00am, retreat ends at 3:30.

LOCATION: St. Raymond Parish Center and Church 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, VA 22153

COST: $50 For Mother and Daughter inclusive. Includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and clergy stipends. $15 is charged for a 2nd daughter.

RSVP: Please email DaystarRetreat@gmail.com in order to register. (Please help us by responding as quickly as possible. Space is extremely limited.)

Lead us by the hand to those we are waiting for and to those who are waiting for us.