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Padre Pio Prayer Group

Welcome to Our Lady of the Assumption Padre Pio Prayer Group! We are a community of Catholic believers who are spiritual children of Padre Pio. We come together to answer the call of Padre Pio to pray “with the church, through the church and for the church”. We meet the first Friday of each month to offer our sacrifices and intentions, under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Chris Troxell, and invite others to pray with us.
Join us the first Friday of each month for 5:30 p.m. Mass, prayer in the Catholic tradition, teaching on the way of Padre Pio, veneration of St. Pio’s relic, Reconciliation and Adoration. For more information, a downloadable Prayer Booklet, brochure and newsletter, visit us at friendsofpadrepio.com or email friendsofpadrepio@aol.com.

In 1947, at Padre Pio’s invitation, prayer groups began to form. They began as a support for the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza (House for the Relief of the Suffering) in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, and in answer to Pope Pius XII’s plea to pray as World War II approached (February 17, 1942). The Prayer Groups are governed by a set of Articles that guide and regulate the activities of its members. An elected body of administrators makes decisions for the Group under the spiritual direction of Father Chris. Activities are recorded and sent to the Group’s United States headquarters in Delaware, and to the International Association of Padre Prayer Groups in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. Visit friendsofpadrepio.com for more information on the Articles, Newsletter and minutes of each meeting.
The following Statues govern the purpose, direction, accountability and formation of the Our Lady of the Assumption Padre Pio Prayer Group:
  • The Prayer groups are a response to the spiritual needs of our times as perceived by Padre Pio
  • Their purpose is to promote the spreading of the teaching of Christ and Saint Pio of Pietrelcina with the emphasis on prayer and redemptive suffering: prayer with the Church, through the Church, and for the Church
  • They are in response in obedience to the request of the Franciscan spirituality of Padre Pio in the Roman Catholic tradition to include: the Eucharist, Rosary, meditation, and acts of charity
  • The Group holds total and unconditional adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church as guided by the Holy See and Bishops whose representative in each group is the Spiritual Director
  • The Group will actively participate in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church attending Mass and Reconciliation regularly
  • The group will demonstrate a willingness to share in the suffering of Christ as a means of reparation for others through the activities of the Group
  • The Leadership of the group will consist of a Spiritual Director, Group Leader, Assistant Leader and Secretary
  • The focus of the Group is determined by its Spiritual Director