Mass schedule for St. Rita and St. Stephen Church
July 8, 2018
There are many topics to consider during the summer months. Today I would like to consider prayer. The Catechism tells us that prayer is lifting up our minds and hearts to God. Prayer is also listening to what God says to us in our hearts. There is formal prayer: The Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, novenas and litanies. There are also informal prayers using our own words, praying for persons and needs because of circumstances or situations. There are many opportunities for both in the Parish of Divine Mercy.
Daily Mass During the week
Monday through Friday there is Mass at St. Rita Church at 7:30 a.m. in the Donnelly Chapel. On Monday, Thursday and Friday there is Mass at St. Stephen Church at 12:10 p.m. We encourage you to attend either one. In the summer months some grandparents might be helping take care of grandchildren. Why not bring them to Mass with you.
Public Recitation of the Rosary
Before weekday Masses a group of people recite the Rosary together. You might come early to Mass to pray the Rosary with others. Did you know that a group of men pray the Rosary every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. in St. Stephen Chapel. Men are invited to pray together.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Monday and each first Friday there is adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is the core and center of the Sacraments which connects all the Sacraments together. Monday from 8am to 4pm Donnelly Chapel is open for prayer before the Eucharist. First Friday from 8 a.m. through Saturday morning 7:30am the St. Stephen Convent is open for prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Consider being part of this devotion.
The Angel Prayer Line and Books of Prayer Intentions
Anyone can call the Angel Prayer Line 203 288 0436 to request prayers. We encourage you to call for prayers and maybe become part of the Prayer Line group who pray for our needs. You may also write your intention in the Books available in both churches for intentions.
Let us be a community of prayer. Let us join one another in prayer. Our prayer together in the Name of Jesus through the Holy Spirit to the Father is powerful indeed.
Over the next few months there will be several opportunities that are familiar to many, …
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