Prayer & Devotions

THE DIVINE OFFICE

The Office of Morning Prayer is celebrated 15 minutes before weekday Masses that occur in the morning. Each church has 25 copies of the Shorter Morning & Evening Prayer for use by parishioners.

 

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Holy Hours take place in the parish at the following times:

 

Sunday 3pm - 4pm  

Holy Hour at St Tarcisius, with Divine Mercy prayers on the 4th Sunday.

Confession available.

 

Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am

Holy Hour at St Tarcisius

 

Wednesday 8pm - 9pm

Holy Hour following the Mass at 7:30pm

 

What is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
This is quiet time spent before the Blessed Sacrament (the Eucharist) which is exposed in a monstrance (a metal ‘showing’ frame) which is placed on the altar.

What do I do during this quiet time?
You can spend time firstly by thanking Jesus for all the blessings you have received. You
can pray for your family and place their needs with Jesus. You can pray for your friends and
the needs of the whole world. You may wish to share a problem you have with Jesus.
You can pray the Rosary or Divine Mercy, but above all you can just sit, look and listen – yes Jesus does speak to us but we must have listening ears to hear him – when you visit a friend you do not talk all the time you also listen to them. It is no different when you visit Jesus in his home - you talk and listen, you pray and listen.

How long do I have to spend at Adoration?
It would be great to spend a whole hour with Jesus – time just flies by and he is wonderful
company. If you have only got ten minutes then pop in to say hello. Maybe build up your
visits, ten minutes, 20 then 40 then 60 minutes it is one of the best ways to build a relationship with Jesus – you can’t get to know someone unless you spend time with them.

One thing is for sure it will be the most fruitful hour you will spend during your week. If you visit Jesus at Adoration each week he will bless you beyond your wildest dreams.

 

DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS

Tradition has it that Jesus told Saint Maria Faustina to venerate the hour of His death 3:00 PM every day. It is the hour "in which you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking."  

"I pray unceasingly that God will have 'mercy on us and the whole world.'"
—John Paul II, June 1997

Divine Mercy Prayers are said after the Monday 9.30am Mass at Christ the King, after the Friday 9.30am Mass at St Tarcisius and during the Holy Hour at St Tarcisius on the 4th Sunday.  

 

MOTHER'S PRAYERS

Mothers prayers are said at 10:15am every Saturday at St Tarcisius (in the the house at 277 London Road).

 

ROSARY

The rosary is generally said following the Mass on Saturday mornings.