When children choose to leave the Church, parents may feel angry, frustrated or guilty or shame. Families are disturbed, conflicts arise. What should parents or grandparents do to Bring them Home?
Bring Them Home is a Catholic prayer and fellowship group for parents and grandparents to gather and pray for our children and to encourage and console one another. The Patroness for the group is Our Lady Undoer of Knots. She listens to our prayers and can – with the help of her Son – undo the tightest of knots in our lives.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 pm. Meetings begin with prayer in the church – praying for each of His cherished prodigal ones by name. Discussion and fellowship follow in the church hall.
Meetings are held at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church
2200 Arctic Drive
Contact: Father Joseph Wargacki (907) 277-6731
Our Lady Undoer of Knots Patroness of Bring Them Home In popular devotion, this image was extended to the Blessed Virgin’s intercession for us in Heaven. The knot is a good representation of the results of sin in our spiritual life: As we engage habitually in sin, it becomes harder and harder to return to virtue, just as a knot that is pulled tighter and tighter becomes harder to untie. God’s grace, however, offered to us through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, can undo any knot and conquer any sin. Meditation on Novena to Mary 9/12/18
|Meetings Third Tuesdays 7pm-9pm St Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church 2200 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, AK “Nothing, you see, equals prayer. It makes the impossible possible, the difficult easy and the crooked way straight.” -St. John Chrysostom||Who We Are Parents, Grandparents, Godparents and Loved Ones of Prodigals We Pray for Our Children, Share our Journey and Support Others Meetings begin with prayer in the church. Discussion, fellowship and coffee to follow. What We Offer Parents whose children have left the Catholic Church often feel guilt, embarrassment and despair. You are not alone. Here, you will find others who share your faith and your fears. We have confidence that through supplicatory prayer to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, she can – through her Son – untie the tangled, complex knots in our lives and our children’s lives.|