PRAYER

Eucharistic Adoration

 

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;

whoever eats this bread will live forever;

and the bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

 

— John 6:51

Eucharistic Adoration refers to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, usually when it is exposed on the altar. This worship of the Eucharist derives from Mass and leads back to Mass.

 

The Holy Eucharist is exposed for Adoration throughout the night on the First Friday of each month, following the 5:30pm Mass and concluding with Benediction at 8:00am on Saturday. This custom is tied to devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which focuses on prayer and reparation for sin. Volunteers are needed to spend an hour of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, contact Alice Difazio (difazio@comcast.net). In addition, students from St. Benedict Catholic School partake in adoration from 10:00am to 2:00pm on First Fridays, which is open to the public.

Every Thursday, following the 5:30pm Mass, Eucharistic Adoration takes place from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Confessions are heard during this time.

Divine Mercy Cenacle

 

“Jesus, I trust in you.”

 

— Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska

This faith-sharing group studies the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938), a Polish nun who received visions of the Lord Jesus regarding Divine Mercy. The message entrusted to St. Faustina is that God loves all people, and wants them to recognize that this mercy is greater than sin, encouraging us to call upon him with trust.

 

The Divine Mercy Cenacle meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month for at 6:15pm for coffee in the Parish Center, followed by a period of study and the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

 

For more information, contact Marie Seeds (seeds746@cs.com).

Hospital Rosary Ministry

 

Holy Mary,

Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted,

Help of Christians, pray for us.

 

— Litany of Loreto

The Holy Rosary is prayed on weekdays at 3:00pm in the chapel at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and is televised to patients’ rooms. Volunteers are needed to lead this devotion.

 

For more information, contact Peggy Seaton (seaton5113@verizon.net).

Daily Mass
Tuesday—Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.
First Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (In English with the 
Ordinary of the Mass in Latin)
Confession
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of the Diocese of Richmond to notify civil authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and then contacting the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.