|I did not become Catholic because I was convinced by the arguments of theologians…. I noticed how my wife was affected by going to Mass. She would go to Mass in a horrible mood and return happy and joyful.
One day I asked her, “What’s the deal?”
The deal, she explained, was that the Mass brought her peace. That was it. No argument. No rebuttal. Just a simple statement: her faith brought her peace….
- Bob Burnham, OFS, a Secular Franciscan and spiritual director (excerpt from JesuitPrayer.org)
Adoration Hour in the Church ~ FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH after the 7 AM Mass with Benediction at 8:00 AM.
MAKE A VISIT - IN THE QUIET - IN THE PEACE
Pope Benedict about adoration...
"Far from being a privatized, ethereal devotion, as some fear, adoration is a basic posture in life, an invitation to fall in love with Christ and to let that love bear fruit in everything that one does. One gazes at Christ like a parent at a newborn child or newlyweds at each other: delighting in the beloved's presence, being still and often silent with each other, kneeling in gratitude and awe. Adoration must surely give rise to the service of neighbor, but that service will flounder if it loses a sense of wonder before the one who loves us first." – World Youth Day, 2006
The Rosary is prayed in Church every morning after the 7 AM Mass Monday-Friday. Everyone is welcome!
CONTEMPLATIVE OR CENTERING PRAYER
Every Wednesday, group members meditate for 20 minutes before joining the online group at 9:00 a.m. to discuss a book related to contemplative prayer. All are welcome. To be included and/or for information about this ancient meditative practice of the Church, contact Pam Coster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord" – Psalm 104:34
If you are interested or would like more information on Prayer Services, please contact the Parish Office by phone:
446-7646 or email: email@example.com.