How We Pray

Mass

At his final supper with his disciples, Jesus shared his whole self with his them by offering them bread saying, “Take and eat – this is my body,” and wine saying, Take and drink – this is my blood.” He asked the disciples to remember him – keep him alive among us – by doing this.

Since that time, no matter what else has developed in the life of the Church, Catholics have done as Jesus asked.

At Saint Andrew, Sunday Mass (i.e., the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist) is the heart of our life. Please see the Sunday and daily Mass schedule – and join us!

Adoration

Believing the Eucharistic Bread and Wine is as true and real a presence of Jesus was body and blood, broken and poured out for us in his death, we set Friday’s aside for Adoration. The Bread consecrated at Sunday Mass is reposed on the Chapel altar, a sacramental reminder that Jesus is always with us “until the end of time.” From 9AM-5PM people are invited to come, sit, and pray in this special presence of the Good Shepherd.

The Scriptures

Jesus is present to us in his Word. Groups of parishioners meet during the week to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture readings. If you’d like to be a part of such a group, please get in touch with the Parish Office.

Parishioners are also encouraged to use the scriptures in daily prayer. Each Sunday’s bulletin lists the prescribed readings the Mass of each day during the week.

Taize Prayer

On the 4th Thursday of each month, at 10AM and again at 7PM, parishioners are invited to come together for prayer in the style of the ecumenical monastery in Taize, France.

Homilies

Each week, an audio of the pastor’s Sunday homily is available here.