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Crystal - St. Raphael

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State or province: Minnesota

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Sharon Hedman

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September 5, 2020 Drive-Thru Prayer station and literature table

September 5, 2020

We are very happy with our first Drive-Thru prayer station on Saturday, September 5.  Phil and Peggy set up at the north entrance of the church, while after some thought Sharon and the literature table was moved closer to the sidewalk.

While Sharon was setting the literature table, Phil prayed with Michelette  who walked across the small front lawn with a request prayer.  She and Phil prayed for an end to the pandemic and that a vaccine be found.

After a long dry spell (and after Peggy had to leave), we had several people in quick succession.

Dani requested prayers for a dispute she is having with a neighbor, for her health and also for her daughter, whose birthday is today.   Noticing Dani crossed herself when we prayed with her, we inquired if she is Catholic.  Replying she is, we gave her a Miraculous Medal/prayer card and an Our Lady of Guadalupe medal/prayer card, one for herself and one for her daughter.  She mentioned she attends a nearby parish, but occasionally came to our Adoration Chapel before it shut down.  We explained the chapel is re-open but only for committed adorers.  We gave her a recent church bulletin with information regarding signing up and noted that Sharon is one of adoration chapel co-ordinators.

Pedro, who attends Mass at St Raphael, stopped by when he saw the literature table.   A native of Mexico, Pedro was looking for a brochure on how to pray the Rosary in English.  He went away with a Rosary brochure and St Michael medal/prayer card. We also prayed for his family in Mexico.

Amy, also a parishioner, stopped by for prayers regarding a finger she recently broke.

We also spoke with a young teen who was walking on the sidewalk.  When he asked if he had a prayer intention for us, he couldn't think of anything.  Sharon offered that we could pray for a successful school year, and so we did.

Finally a father and his two sons who attend the parish school stopped. One son chose a guardian angel medal/prayer card, the other chose a St Michael medal/prayer card.

We had decided we had one person stop, we would be happy as the idea for this prayer station was just dreamed up on Wednesday.  We are very pleased with this  God-inspired idea and how everything turned out.SPSE Team PhotoSPSE Team PhotoSPSE Team PhotoSPSE Team PhotoSPSE Team Photo