Jonah Prayer Ministry

 What is "Jonah Prayer Ministry"? 

Jonah Prayer Ministry is a prayer ministry based at the parish level. The goal is for every parish to have Jonah Prayer Ministry or its equivalent. Praying over each other is an excellent way to affirm each other's faith as a community, to let the Holy Spirit heal our hurts and to open our eyes to being thankful for the truth and love in every situation that we experience.   

Jonah Prayer Ministers are people like yourself who are approved by the pastor for this ministry. Ministry members feel the call to pray for others. After training, Jonah Prayer ministers pray in small groups with individuals who request prayer support, maintaining confidence in all matters. Ministry sessions are scheduled according to individual parish activity and with pastoral approval. 

In summary, Jonah Prayer Ministry is another beautiful way that the Holy Spirit can have profound direct spiritual impact both in the parish community and in personal lives. Jonah Prayer Ministry is about being present to fellow parishioners through prayer and praying with expectant faith knowing God brings about transformation/healing/growth. 

"Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, no feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world; Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now." -St. Teresa of Avila 

We Will Pray With You

Jonah Prayer Ministers are available on the second weekend of the month.   Join us by the St Gerard Majella statue after Mass and we will pray with you.

Interested in becoming a Jonah Prayer Minister?

Jonah Prayer Ministers are to attend an archdiocesan workshop to train prayer ministers for ministry in their parishes. 

The following is the Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Schedule for 2023 and 2024.  All events are held at the Catholic Renewal Center, 6120 Pebble Hill Drive, Afton, MO, 63123. 

  • August 10 & 17  -  2-Day Training
  • November 2  -  1-Day Training

Applicants will need the signature of their pastor on the application form. Forms may be copied at the parish office, or call 314-731-6100. 

Other October Renewal Events:

  • Generational Healing - Thursday, October 5, 7pm - Cardinal Rigali  Center
  • Prayer and Praise Night  -  Wednesday, October 11, 7pm - Cardinal Rigali Center
  • Area-wide Prayer Meeting - Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm - Catholic Renewal Center

For more information or questions about the Jonah Prayer Ministry contact or 314-568-7717 or Tina Ferder at the Catholic Renewal Center, 314-731-6100,