The prayer service will focus on Michaelmas, the Feast of St. Michael and the Archangels.
The Catholic Church celebrates this feast day on September 29 each year.
St. Mary’s prayer service is held every third Thursday of each month with Fr. Richard Tartaglia. The head pastor of St. Mary’s Church is Fr. Martin Glynn. The Catholic Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ.
Mr. Lenar will share his personal testimony regarding a photograph he took of a statue of Archangel Michael which shows a trail of colorful rainbows appearing around the figure. The statue sits in front of a display that is designed to appear as a glass window in St. Michael’s Church, Netcong, New Jersey.
While visiting the church on a weekday to pray, Mr. Lenar had his camera on hand, and captured the rainbow phenomena by photographing the statue without using the flash. “Church lights were turned off, so the only inflowing light was from some nearby windows. If you examine the photograph closely, there is a distinct shadow by the arms of the statue which indicates light from the rainbow is creating an interesting phenomena. However, photographing the statue with use of the camera flash, the rainbow is diffused because of added light," says Mr. Lenar.
Mr. Lenar adds, “God works in mysterious ways to affirm His presence through angels. Our Lord is indeed a divine artist and confirms His existence through remarkable signs.”
“After photographing the statue, I shared the images directly as captured on the camera's memory card with my spiritual advisor, Father Richard Tartaglia. The original digital images were transferred to a CD for church archives,” says Mr. Lenar.
Mr. Lenar adds, “There is significance to the photograph of Archangel Michael and its meaning in the global community. One cannot avoid noticing while watching television programs, that there are frequent stories of acts of violence reported on network news shows. Therefore, the question must be raised: Is our world losing control?”
Mr. Lenar says the following scripture appears to answer the question: “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered." (Daniel 12:1)
“St. Michael the Archangel is the protector of God’s people and church,” says Mr. Lenar. He believes and says that through prayerful discernment, "Our Lord Jesus is calling for all to join together and 'pray for divine protection' in order to mitigate violence throughout the world. It’s now more important than ever before to pray for the safety of our families, especially for people who are subjected to adversity on a daily bases. For that reason our world is in need of healing and peace - with prayer everything is possible.”
Mr. Lenar also says that the Catholic Church teaches and recognizes that we all have guardian angels to protect and guide us during our lifetime. He suggests reciting the intercessory Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel for God’s protection. The prayer with other devotional prayers can be found on the following link: http://www.christian-
Additional information about Mr. Lenar’s testimony including photographs of the Statue of Archangel Michael can be seen by visiting http://www.christian-
Mr. Lenar has shared his spiritual journey of faith several times as a guest on the Catholic program, Sacred Treasures, hosted by Kathie Duggan on Radio Maria. On May 7 of this year, Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Loci B. Lenar were both interviewed on Radio Maria regarding a cross of light that appeared on Mr. Lenar’s residence during Lent and Good Friday. Fr. Tartaglia validated the sign by photographing the cross of light that was visible on Mr. Lenar’s fence. A video with documentation of the cross of light can be viewed on Gloria.tv at the following link: http://www.gloria.tv/?
In 2008, Mr. Lenar launched www.Christian-
The website receives prayer requests on a regular bases which are prayed for daily. In addition, prayer requests are prayed for on Monday mornings during Holy Hour Adoration, including at the monthly prayer service held at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.
For those interested in the topic of angels, please join Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar at St. Mary’s Catholic Church during its prayer service scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM.
For directions to St. Mary’s Church, please visit the following link:
Saint Mary's Weekly Mass Schedule
Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM
Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM
Contact St. Mary's Catholic Church: http://www.stmarys-