"Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light."
- Saint Ambrose
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays from 8am - 6pm in the Daily Chapel. 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 email Betsie Greiff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Chapel Open Times
The Daily Chapel is open from Monday - Friday 8am - 3:30pm for private prayer. There is no access to the main church at that time.
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.
For more information email Katie Schermerhorn at email@example.com
Evening Prayer and Benediction
Wednesdays from 6-6:30pm in the Daily Chapel (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 in the Daily Chapel. At the end of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (on the second Wednesday of the month) the rosary healing rosary is led by a deacon. 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 contact Deacon Ed Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.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.
For more information email Deacon Ed Patterson at email@example.com