Best Use:To familiarize yourself with the structure and prayers used to pray the rosary. Nutritional Value:The repetition in the rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer of Jesus’ life. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of ourhearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary canContinue reading “How to Pray the Rosary”
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Walk With Jesus: Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. Often, the Stations of the Cross is an action prayer with people walking to fourteen different stations and stopping to pray at each one. At each station we use our senses andContinue reading “Walk With Jesus: Stations of the Cross”
Adore Jesus: Eucharistic Adoration
When Catholics say they are “going to Adoration,” they are typically referring to Eucharistic Adoration. In the most basic terms, this is the worship of Jesus’ Presence in the Eucharist outside of the Mass. Adoration is a quiet time spent in prayer with Jesus. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of a sacredContinue reading “Adore Jesus: Eucharistic Adoration”
Adoration Guide for Children
Best Use:To help children participate and pray during Eucharistic Adoration.
A Prayer to Start your Day Best Use:To help you start your day grounded in prayer. Nutritional Value:Helps you start your day by offering everything you have to Jesus. Focuses your day and sets you off on the right foot.
Blessing of Grandparents
Best Use:To honor and ask God’s blessing upon a grandparent. Nutritional Value:This blessing from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops may be used at special family visits, holidays, or at the birth of a new grandchild.
A.C.T.S. Prayer Guide
A Simple Acronym to Help You Pray Best Use:To guide your personal prayer time or prayer time as a family. Nutritional Value:Helps you pray with confidence and stay focused and intentional about the time you spend in prayer.
Praying for Others: Intercessory Prayer
Praying for others—intercessory prayer—is a basic component of the Christian life. We do this for our family, our friends, and in response to disastrous or difficult situations in the world because we know that prayer works! Prayer is the most powerful force known to humanity. Throughout the history of God’s relationship with His People,Continue reading “Praying for Others: Intercessory Prayer”
Discipleship Night: Year of our Lord
January 2021 This month, families of all sizes and season gathered virtually to talk about how we can be intentional with your family calendar for 2021. Be intentional during this new year of 2021. Join other MBS parishioners for our January Discipleship Night this Wednesday to learn about the Church’s liturgical calendar and how youContinue reading “Discipleship Night: Year of our Lord”
Christmas@Home: Blessing the Christmas Tree
Best Use:As a Christmas family activity. Nutritional Value:Helping connect the traditional Christmas decorations to the birth of Jesus and the reason he came.