Liturgy and Prayer Schedule

Sunday Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

Morning Praise:
6:30 a.m. weekdays
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Evening Praise: 5:30 p.m.
(During Lent and Advent,
Saturday Vigil is at 7:00 p.m.)

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Liturgy of the Hours

“Nothing is to be preferred to the Opus Dei, the Work of God” (Rule of Benedict Ch. 43). For Benedictine monastics this is the Liturgy of the Hours, a prayer form that is central to the life of the community and prayed three times a day. Based on the psalms, it is a means for God to be praised, a vehicle for the needs of all people in every part of the world to be remembered, and an opportunity for members to be shaped and changed.

August 16, 2016

St. Stephen of Hungary

Why we read from the Rule of Benedict

The Rule of Benedict is a spiritual guide, rare by virtue of its ancient origins, valued for its continuing meaningfulness in every century since. It is wisdom literature. It stresses the need and nature of real community. It brings the rhythm and ointment of prayer. The Rule brings a life based on the equality and reverence that a world in search of peace requires. — The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, OSB

Read from Chapter 61:
The Reception of Visiting Monastics

Pray and worship with us

A prayer vigil at the site of the murder of
Marinda Matasowski

Thursday
August 23, 2018
5:15 p.m.
5753 Mill Street, Erie, PA

Violence has again touched
Our city,
Our neighborhood,
Our hearts.

We need to reclaim the place where violence has occurred.
We need to pray for all people who are victims of violence.
We need to believe that a nonviolent way of life is possible!

Please join us in prayer!

Silent Peace Walks promote inner peace which does away with fear, divisions and hatred and brings about peace and unity in the world. It begins with a peace poem, a walk in silence, single file for 20 minutes and ends with a peace poem and chant.

August’s 30th Silent Peace Walk is the first anniversary of these monthly walks, initiated in response to the escalating tensions and divisiveness present in our country and our world.

We will gather in the playground area for a cookout at 6:00 pm.

About the Liturgical Seasons

Ordinary Time: The Wisdom of Routine

But the truth is that there is nothing ordinary—if by ordinary we mean inferior or less important—about a period such as this at all. This, on the other hand, is the extraordinary period of coming to see the world through the eyes of Jesus. It is the period when we determine how we ourselves will act from now on. It is the period of catechesis in the faith, of immersion in the Scriptures. It is the time when the implications of Easter and Christmas become most clear to us all. It is decision time: will we take Easter and Christmas seriously or not?

─Joan Chittister, OSB
The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life