PrayER and Sacraments

Prayer is a central part of our parish life.   We begin each gathering  with prayer and no decision is made without taking it first to prayer.   Prayer is essential to living a full, Catholic life.  The Mass, as the central part of our communal prayer, is celebrated with reverence,  inspiring music and beautiful environments.  We create  a customized worship aide each week so that all can fully participate in worship and song,  


Our Eucharistic Chapel and Daily Chapel offer a quiet place for personal prayer. A novena for Persecuted Christians is recited after morning mass and the rosary is recited on Sunday mornings.  


There are many forms of prayer in our Catholic tradition but there is no better way to pray than being before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament honoring His Presence in the Eucharist which was given to us at the Lord's table.  


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered each Wednesday in our WORSHIP SPACE beginning after morning Mass and ending with Benediction at 4:00 pm.  

Prayer

Father talked about how to begin and keep a good prayer lift in his "Prayer and Sacrament" Homily on 10/10/21 during the 5th week of the Message Series: Holy Eucharist 2.0.

Below are some of the recommended prayers he suggested:

THE ROSARY - Start with One Decade


circlerightarrow A Guide in praying the Rosary

ENGAGE IN THE TRADITIONAL PRAYERS:


THE OUR FATHER: 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY:

Hail, Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.


THE JESUS PRAYER:


Lord, Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.




Sacraments

The sacramental life of Holy Eucharist provides us with celebrations that use the most average of symbols and signs with the ritual of prayer. We are washed in the waters of baptism, nourished by Word, bread and wine, strengthened and anointed with oil and help within prayer. The preparation and celebration of sacraments give meaning to our lives and are moments of grace..


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE AT HOLY EUCHARIST