Opportunities

for Prayer

"We must pray without ceasing...
in every occurrence and employment of our lives - that
prayer which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to
God as in a constant communication with Him.” .

- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays from 9:30am - 6pm in the church/daily chapel. Start time may very depending on OLA School liturgies. Eucharistic Adoration is visiting and spending time in quiet prayer with Jesus present in the Eucharist. It is an expression of our love for Jesus, who loves us so much that He never wants to leave us and stays with us in the Blessed Sacrament. You can drop in at any time or sign up each week as a Guardian for an hour (www.olachurch.org/adoration).

For information, please email Betsie Greiff at adoration@olachurch.org

Centering Prayer Group

The Centering Prayer (CP) Groups meet weekly to pray together in the contemplative tradition and to study and discuss the contemplative dimension of the Gospel and the Christian life. There are 2 weekly CP groups in the parish:

Mondays, 12-1:00pm and Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Both sessions are online only.

 

For more information, please email Chris Thompson at deaconchristhompson@gmail.com

 

Elijah Cup Vocations Ministry

Every other weekend at one of the Masses, a different family takes the Elijah Cup home to pray for vocations to the religious life and priesthood - especially to the Society of Mary (Marists), the religious society that serves our parish. Sign up at www.olachurch.org/elijah-cup.

For more information, please email Katie Schermerhorn at ktscchermerhorn@gmail.com

Evening Prayer and Benediction

Wednesdays from 6-6:30pm (except the Second Wednesday of the month when the Healing Rosary is prayed). At the end of weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Evening Prayer is prayed, led by a deacon. Evening Prayer is followed by Benediction, a final solemn blessing with special prayers before the Blessed Sacrament is once again reposed to the tabernacle.

Healing Rosary and Benediction

The Second Wednesday of the month from 6-6:30pm. At the end of weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the rosary healing rosary is led by a deacon. The evening begins with a Healing Rosary. The Rosary is followed by Benediction, a final solemn blessing with special prayers before the Blessed Sacrament is once again reposed to the tabernacle.

If you would like to add someone to be prayed for, please contact Deacon Ed Patterson at epatterson@olachurch.org

Parish Reconciliation Services

Communal Penance Services are held two times during the year – once during Advent and again during Lent.

 

Stations of the Cross
At 7:30pm on Fridays during Lent the Stations of the Cross are prayed in the church. Twelve women from the parish present the Stations Through the Eyes of Mary, and twelve men from the parish present the stations Through the Eyes of John, the Apostle. Deacons lead on the other Fridays.

For more information, please email Deacon Ed Patterson at epatterson@olachurch.org