Lenten Mission: THE JOY OF PRAYER
February 24, 25, 26, 7:00 p.m. in the church
Make Lent this year a time to deepen your understanding and experience of prayer. Each evening, led by Msgr. Paperini and Dr. Elaine Park, we will learn about different ways of praying, both as individuals and as a community.
Tuesday: February 24: Lectio Divina
“Holy reading God’s word in a moment of prayer and allowing it to enlighten and renew us.” Pope Francis
Wednesday, February 25: The Liturgy of the Hours
The Liturgy of the Hours “is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. USCCB
Thursday, February 26: The Mass
“The Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith” (CCC 1327) This evening, we will go through the Mass to re-discover
the meaning and riches of the actions and prayer
EXPLORATIONS IN THE FAITH
Christ the King parish
Classes meet from about 9:15 – 10:30
on days when there is a school Mass.
You are welcome to come to any or all of these classes.
Many people, whether they are actively Catholic, distant from the Church, or simply curious about the faith, have questions about various aspects of the Catholic Church. They want to know what Catholics believe, how to they interpret the Bible, why they do certain things, what the Mass and Sacraments are all about, how we relate to other religions, and practical topics such as how to help raise children in the faith, how to develop prayer and spirituality, and how to live in fidelity to Christ. Explorations in the Faith will be an opportunity to consider questions, to investigate a variety of topics, to share faith, experience, and prayer.
FIRST SATURDAY MASS
8:00 FOLLOWED BY ADORATION & BENEDICTION
Our Lady completed her request for the Five First Saturdays and gave her great promise. "I promise to assist at the hour of death with graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on First Saturday of five successive months":
1. Go to Confession within 8 days before or after the First Saturday
2. Receive Holy Communion in a state of grace
3. Recite the Rosary pray 5 decades of the Rosary (one set of mysteries)
4. Meditate for 15 Minutes On one of the mysteries of the Rosary
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.