‘I feel the regular, steady, docile practice of corporate worship is of utmost importance for the building-up of your spiritual life…no amount of solitary reading makes up for humble immersion in the life and worship of the Church’.
– Evelyn Underhill, Letters
The Sunday Mass is currently offered at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Both are family family friendly services suitable for all ages. The 8:00 AM Mass is a simple said service without music or choir, while the 10:00 AM Mass features an organ and choir to lead the congregation in singing hymns. Both services run around an hour in length. On occasion, when noted, Sunday services may be held at different times, often for reasons of having a luncheon after the mass.
In addition, Mass is offered every Thursday at 10:00 am in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels with special intercessory prayers for the needs of the church and the world, as well as the laying on of hands and anointing of the sick. This is sometimes referred to as a healing mass. It is quite appropriate for anyone who is ill, but is also a wonderful time in which parishioners faithfully gather to pray for others who are sick, and to bring their needs before God.
Morning Prayer is offered Mondays through Thursdays at 8:30 AM in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels. This simple said service of the word, which focuses on the recitation of Psalms and the reading of Scripture alongside prayers to offer meaningful worship to God at the beginning of the day. It generally lasts between 20 – 30 minutes.
Holy Days & Special Acts of Devotion
Mass is also offered as announced on Holy Days of the Church year. Holy Days are days that seek to commemorate the lives of saints as well as events in the life of Christ. They draw us more deeply into Christ’s incarnate ministry, as well as more deeply into the life of the Church and the Communion of Saints of which all Christians are a part.
Throughout the year, additional times of worship and special acts of devotion are available, especially during Lent and Holy Week.