Prayer and Adoration
Prayer and Adoration

Beginning September 8, St. Mary Magdalen will be expanding its opportunities of Prayer and Adoration. We will offer Prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday and Thursday and First Fridays from 9am to 7pm. In addition, through the year, we will expand Prayer and Adoration:

  • Lenten Prayer:  Monday - Friday, from 9am to 7pm (February 10 through March 23).
  • 24-hours in the Presence of the Lord:  Friday, March 4 from 7pm to Saturday, March 5 to 7pm.  Reconciliation will be offered at select times.  Special pryaer opportunities throughout the 24-hour period.
  • Prayer for Ministries and those discerning Ministry: Week between Presentation and Covenant Sunday, Monday-Friday, from 9am to 7pm (April 11- 15).
  • Novena to the Holy Spirit: 9 days before the Great Holy Day of Pentecost: Monday – Friday, from 9am to 7pm (May 3- 13).
  • Prayer of Gratitude: One month prior to Thanksgiving, Monday – Friday, from 9am to 7pm (October 24 – November 23).

Videos

To learn more about Prayer and Adoration, things to do during this Prayer Time and the benefits, we offer these three videos.

(Provided by: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Adoration Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txuaN5FXgW8

(Provided by Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, KS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbenvjat0U

Provided by Word-on-Fire: Bishop Robert Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJjW3LXuHzo

Spend an Hour (or half-hour) in Prayer

On August 25 and 26, we begin to sign-up disciples to spend an hour (or half-hour) in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We will sign-up during Mass this weekend. You may also sign-up online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43071D804A2CBE59-adoration. We are looking for 3 positions for each hour (Tuesdays, Thursdays and First Friday from 9am to 7pm), Guardian of the Hour, Adorer and Captain of the Hour.

Guardian of the Hour: Commits to adore for the same day and time every week. Will be trained to repose/expose the Eucharist, when necessary.

Adorer: cannot make commitment to same day or hour, but is willing to adore. The adorer can come anytime to pray as they wish. They may also sign-up for the same hour each week, but chooses not to have the main responsibility of Guardian of the Hour. They may also be contacted by the Prayer and Adoration ministry team or Captain of the Hour to serve as a substitute adorer. Will be trained to repose/expose the Eucharist, when necessary.

Ministries will be encouraged to sign-up to sponsor an hour of regular adoration. We will dedicate an hour to pray for the intentions of the ministries (i.e. an hour to pray for Respecting all of God’s gifts of Life sponsored by the Respect Life ministry, praying for those who no longer go to Church (Evangelization Team).)

There will be 10 prayer teams—one team for each hour of the day from 9 am – 7 pm. Each team will have one Captain of the Hour), 4 Guardians of the Hour (2 for Tuesday and 2 for Thursday) and adorers who are available for that time slot.

*Captain of the Hour: Responsible for securing 2 permanent adorers for 1 of the 10 hours on Tuesday, and Thursday. Captains have two responsibilities: 1. Remind the four (or more) Guardians (2 on Tues, and 2 on Thurs) signed up for that hour if they have any questions or need to make any changes to their time. If the Guardians of the Hour cannot make their hour, they are to contact the Captain. The Captain helps the Guardians of the Hour find a substitute.

Questions, please contact David Taylor at 407.331.0400 or DTaylor@cfl.rr.com


Prayer and Adoration Updates.

Check here for any Prayer and Adoration Updates.
  • Lenten Prayer:  Monday - Friday, from 9am to 7pm (February 10 through March 23).
  • 24-hours in the Presence of the Lord:  Friday, March 4 from 7pm to Saturday, March 5 to 7pm.  Reconciliation will be offered at select times.  Special pryaer opportunities throughout the 24-hour period.