God is not outside of us, apart from us, but within us. He is a presence, present to us. God is total presence and relationship. He is love, always bringing us to His fullness of presence and relationship. Prayer is an entering into His love, into His presence, allowing Him to enter our presence and love. God’s presence is always a gift, continually being given. He cannot be otherwise for He is love; and each of us is an act of His love. We are His image, we are like Him. There is a secret, a hidden self in us; it is Himself.
Jesus’ love penetrates us. His presence enables us to have greater presence and consciousness, greater and greater love. There is no limit to the cumulative presence of love which sustains the deeper life. So, we are to “pray without ceasing.” Christ calls. We respond. It is through prayer that we hear the whispers of our Lord’s call within us. Where we come to know Him; to know His love.
Eucharistic Adoration is offered every Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 8:30 p.m. Parishioners and friends are invited to spend time sitting and praying before the Blessed Sacrament.
For more information, or if you would like to commit to come one hour per week, please contact Eileen Page at email@example.com
The historical origin of the rosary lies in the ancient fathers of the Church and throughout the Middle Ages. Rooted in the memorization of the Psalms, hermits who couldn’t recite all 150 Pslams turned to smaller prayers to fulfill their spiritual obligations. Eventually, a tradition of prayer based on the mysteries of Jesus’ life emerged and the Rosary developed into the tradition it is today. St. Dominic in the 12th century is credited with its popularity. The Rosary continues to be a venerable treasure in the Church, focusing on the life of Christ through the lens of Mary, his mother.
Has it been a while since you have prayed the rosary? Do you pray the rosary daily? Would you like to learn how to pray the rosary? We welcome you to join us in the church each day, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday immediately following the 8:30 Mass as together we pray the rosary.
In addition, the Knights of Columbus pray the Rosary when there is a 5th Sunday of the month after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.
Be still and know that I am God – Psalm 46:10
Would you like to explore another way to pray? Come join one of our Christian Meditation groups as we pray this silent, imageless, contemplative prayer on Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Wednesday mornings 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All are welcome; we meet in the Parish Office Center. For more information on this worldwide movement, go to the website.
“The all important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are….” ~John Main, OSB
For more information contact Liz and Albert King at firstname.lastname@example.org.