Monday, December 10, 2018

Spiritual Activities

Private Visits of Prayer

Private Visits for Prayer: The doors of Saint Elizabeth Church are open each day at 5:30am and remain open until 7:30pm. The faithful are always welcome to "stop-in" to spend time in prayer before the Lord in the tabernacle, gaze upon the image of Jesus Christ crucified, or ask the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, especially Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.


The Prayer of the Rosary

The Prayer of the Rosary is one of the popular devotions of the Church by which we meditate on the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries in the life of Christ and his Blessed Mother. The rosary is prayed communally in Saint Elizabeth Church during the months of May and October, Monday thru Friday, following the 8:00 o'clock morning Mass.


Holy Hour and Benediction

Holy Hour and Benediction: On the First Thursday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm, the Blessed Sacrament is placed in the monstrance and rests on the altar in order that the faithful may come to worship. In the words of Pope Saint John Paul II: "The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of Love. .. Let our adoration never cease."


The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the 7 sacraments of the Catholic Church. In the teaching and practice of the Catholic faith, we confess our sins to the Lord in the presence of a priest in order to seek and receive God's mercy and forgiveness. Confessions are heard in Saint Elizabeth Church every Tuesday evening from 7:00- 7:45 and every Saturday morning from ll :00- 11 :45. Additional opportunities are available during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent as well as during Holy Week.


The Prayer of the Mass

The Prayer of the Mass is the most perfect prayer of the Church to which the faithful are called to share in by a full and active participation.  In obedience to the Third Commandment of God "to keep holy the sabbath," Catholics attend Mass every Sunday in order to be fed with the Word of God and the sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood. They are also encouraged to attend Mass on a daily basis to make strong their spiritual journey.

Read more: The Prayer of the Mass