Our Lady’s Prayer Group is a small group that began gathering over ten years ago to pray the Rosary. Some of us were just learning how to pray the Rosary and the meaning behind the it. As we gathered each month, we found ourselves being called to spread the need to pray the Rosary for Mary’s request for the Consecration of Humanity – By our consecration we promise to become dependent on Mary in all things; to offer all our prayers to God through Mary, and to seek every gift from God through Mary. And we do this with the greatest confidence.

As we met, we realized we had questions about Mary, so we began to research more about Our Blessed Mother. Father Alvin (Father Alvin B. Aberion served as Parochial Vicar at neighboring St Elizabeth Ann Seton and Immaculate Conception) taught us to call her “Mama Mary.” The name made us feel closer to her. So, our interest, curiosity, and questions grew more with Mary and scripture and our faith. We set up an Altar of Mary at each meeting and present our prayers to her. We find peace, joy, and answered prayers. We are continually learning how beautiful, kind, loving, and powerful our Blessed Mother is.

This fulfils the purpose and Mission Statement of the Our Lady’s Prayer Group: Evangelize through Faith, Prayer and Scripture.

“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain ‘move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20-21

We are reaching out to invite anyone who wants to add prayer to their lives, wants to learn about the Blessed Mother or anything about our Catholic faith in little steps – our group is an answer for you. There are no obligations, just a time to meet people, learn and pray at your own pace. We currently have 7 members and are always welcome to new ones! If you would like more information, call the parish office (724-863-2626) or email John Gombita at gombitajm@comcast.net. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Father Gianni Room in the Old Convent.

We would like to leave you with this thought when you pray:

The Blessed Mother comes instantly to your side to pray with you. And she does not come alone. She brings Angels with her. And not just one or two for she is the Queen of Angels, so choirs of Angels come with her. And she and Jesus are joined at the heart and cannot be separated so she brings Jesus with her. And Jesus cannot be separated from the Trinity, so he brings the Father and the Holy Spirit with him. And where the Holy Trinity is, all of creation is …

Is it any wonder that anyone who prays the Rosary from the heart is so blessed, protected and powerful in their prayers for others? Come join us – All are welcome!