Stations       of     the       Cross

&      Benediction       of     the       Blessed       Sacrament

Fridays in Lent, 6:30pm

The Stations of the Cross is a walking meditation on the 'via dolorosa,' the road of pain that Jesus walked prior to his crucifixion. It is immediately followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a short devotional service where we honor the mystery of Christ's presence in the Eucharist.

 

If you've never experienced these unique traditions, you're in for a treat. Many people make this Friday offering part of their Lenten discipline. The evening finishes with a soup  supper and conversation.

Pray    the      Rosary

Sundays at 8:45am in the Chapel

 

The Holy Rosary is a traditional meditation on the life of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary where a different prayer is spoken while holding each bead. Every Sunday before mass, a group of people gather in the Chapel at the front of the church to pray this special devotion. Many find that taking this quiet time is an excellent way to prepare their hearts, minds, and bodies for the liturgy.

 

Beads are provided for those interested in participating. Everyone is welcome!

Noonday   Prayer

10 minutes after Mass on Sundays

We are blessed with several Benedictine brothers and sisters at St. Mary's. Noonday prayer is led by Brother Jeffrey every Sunday after coffee hour at noon in the Chapel of the Holy Cross. A short lesson from St. Benedict's rule is read along with scripture. The service lasts 10 to 15 minutes. Everyone is welcome!

Morning     Prayer

9:00am, Tuesday - Friday in the Chapel

Prayer is central to our lives as Christians, and praying the Daily Office is central to our faith as Anglican Christians. Morning and Evening Prayer are a way for us to "pray without ceasing," as we are commanded to do.

Morning Prayer is a contemplative and joyful service. It consists of a series of prayers, hymns, and lessons from Holy Scripture. We ask for God's forgiveness and pray for grace in the work we have to do that day.

Please join us for Morning Prayer whenever you are able, and take a quiet moment to sit with God before starting your day. You'll be glad you did.

Evening     Prayer

5:00pm, Tuesday - Friday in the Chapel

Evening Prayer is the other main part of the Daily Office. Like Morning Prayer, it is also a simple, spoken service with prayers, psalms, and lessons from scripture.

 

People gather in the Chapel to close the day together, to give thanks to God for good things, and to make peace with what is past. You are welcome to pray, read along, or listen.