Prayer Ministries

Anima Christi Charismatic Prayer

Anima Christi Charismatic Prayer

We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and we gather together to praise God and thank Him for our many blessings through songs of Praise and Worship, sharing from the Bible, and witnessing to how God works in our lives, calling on the gifts of the Holy Spirit in encouraging and praying for one another.

All are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Church. The first Tuesday of each month in the church we have Prayer Teams available for individual prayer – whether it be physical, emotional, spiritual— we believe in the healing power of Jesus.

Please contact Jerianne Bender at (623) 544-1787, Ferrell McNeal at (623) 340-0057, or Dave and Lily Buettner at (402) 619-6098 or (480) 599-4752.

Divine Mercy Cenacle

Divine Mercy Cenacle

The message of the Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves all of us. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is so much greater than our sins and, because of His great mercy, we will call upon Him with love and trust. Through our love and trust of Him, it will flow to others so that they may know Him as well. In 1935, St. Faustina began to pray for God’s mercy but her prayers seemed powerless. She suddenly saw the Holy Trinity and felt Jesus’ mercy within her being. She found herself interceding on behalf of these people to God the Father using the words that we now pray in the Chaplet: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the wole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.” St. Faustina wrote over 600 pages in her diary, focusing on the Lord’s mercy through her prayers. Join us for a powerful prayer of the Chaplet and study of St. Faustina’s diary on Wednesday mornings following daily Mass. You will need the Diary of St. Faustina, the Cenacle Formation Manual, the Catechism, and the Bible.

For more information, please contact Laura Alcantar at (623) 512-8385 or To learn more about the history of the Divine Mercy, please click here.

El Buen Pastor Oración Charismatica

El Buen Pastor Oración Charismatica

We are a group of faithful Catholic charismatics who meet on Friday evenings to pray, sing songs in worship to our Lord, hear the Word of the Lord, and hear testimonies of our members in Spanish. We discuss the Word, ask questions, and pray for our members. We pray so that the Holy Spirit may move through us, guide our understanding, and lift up our prayers to God. We also have a charismatic retreat where we hope to draw more people in to the Holy Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to move in their lives.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Lopez at (623) 293-2848 or

Estamos un grupo de fieles Católicos hispanoablantes que reunimos en Viernes a la noche orar, canta canciones en elogio a nuestro Dios, escucha la Palabra de Dios, y escucha testimonios de nuestros miembros. Conversamos la Palabra, hicimos preguntas, y oramos para nuestros miembros. Oramos que el Espiritu Santo se mueve en nuestras vidas, guíamos nuestra comprensión, y levanta nuestras oras a Dios. También, tenemos un retiro carismático donde ojalamos invitar mas gente al Espiritu Santo y que mas gente se permiten el Espiritu Santo mover en sus vidas.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Sandra Lopez at (623) 293-2848 o

Our Lady of Antipolo SwarmCheng, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Our Lady of Antipolo

Our Lady of Antipolo is a special devotion of the Filipino people to Mary and honors her title under Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. In 1626, the Governor General of the Philippines brought a statue to Manila that had been carved and blessed in Mexico. When the governor died, the statue was cared for by the Jesuits at San Ignacio. It eventually ended up in a church in Santa Cruz, cared for by a pastor in the Laguna region. After this move, it would disappear from the church and reappear in the branches of a nearby breadfruit tree. The people were amazed by these appearances and so they built a church near the tree, cut it down and made a pedestal for the Virgin Mary from its trunk. In Tagalog, tipolo means “breadfruit tree” and ang means “the.” The full title, then, translates to Our Lady of the Breadfruit Tree. Our Lady of Antipolo is the patroness of travelers and pilgrims and her image attracts millions of pilgrims from the Philippines and abroad each year! Learn more about the Oratory of Our Lady of Antipolo and pray the special prayer to Our Lady of Good Voyage here.

For information on joining the Our Lady of Antipolo Association, please contact Marylou Gonzalez at (571) 437-8461.

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Nuestro grupo comparte una devoción a Nuestra Santísima Madre, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Madre de Díos y Reina de las Américas. Esta devoción la fomentamos por medio de rosarios semanales en los hogares de nuestros miembros en donde la estatue peregrinea de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es albergada. Ella visita a diferentes hogares alrededor del área de Surprise, El Mirage, Waddell, Buckeye, Wittman y hasta Tonopah. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe también visita a residents que están confinados a sus hogares en donde rezamos el Rosario con sus familiars. Un miércoles del mes tenemos un Rosario bilingüe en la iglesia el cual están invitados todos los parroquianos de la iglesia St. Clare of Assisi. Este es anunciado en el boletín de la iglesia. Además, en diciembre celebramos con una Misa la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y hacemos una representación de la aparición de Nuestra Señora a San Juan Diego. Nuestras actividades para recuadar fondos son para beneficio de nuestra iglesia.

Nota: Tiempo y lugar de los rosarios semanales varían según lo qu decidan los anfitriones.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto Leonor Ward (623) 986-9992 o Mirian Muriel (602) 527-2917

Our group shares a devotion to Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of God and Queen of the Americas. We foster this devotion through weekly rosaries in the homes of our members where our pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is displayed. She visits different homes around Surprise, El Mirage, Waddell, Buckeye, Wittman, and even Tonopah. Our Lady of Guadalupe also visits homebound residents where we pray the Rosary with their family members. One Wednesday of the month we have a bilingual Rosary in the church to which all parishioners of St. Clare of Assisi Church are invited. This is advertised in the church bulletin. In addition, in December we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass and a representation of the apparition of Our Lady to San Juan Diego. Our fundraising activities are for the building fund of our church.

Note: time and place of the weekly rosaries vary according to what the hosts decide.

For more information, please contact Leonor Ward (623) 986-9992 or Mirian Muriel (602) 527-2917

Prayer Shawls

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Are you a knitter or crocheter? Do you enjoy making prayer shawls or do you want to expand your patterns and make something new? Join our Prayer Shawl Ministry! We get together every Friday at 1:00pm in the Hall and knit or crochet prayer shawls for personal use, to give as gifts, or to donate to those in need. We imbue our prayer shawls with our love for the Eucharist, our love of Christ, and our love of neighbor.

For more information about Prayer Shawl Ministry, please contact Simonne Barthell at (623) 544-6814.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity

St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity

St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) is a religious order in the Catholic Church established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for practical ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others do likewise. Is God calling you to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi?

For more information: Cathy Roszhart, OFS at (309) 825-2900 or or Phillip Brocker, OFS at (602) 614-5058 or