St. Catherine’s is a place of prayer. We offer instruction and practice in several types of prayer.
The Centering Prayer group meets Monday’s at 9:30 AM for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina and Wednesday’s for Centering Prayer at 6:30 PM. Centering prayer is a form of prayer that works to deepen our communion with God. Though we think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words, this is only one expression. Centering prayer can open the way for an unfiltered connection with God.
We hold contemplative prayer the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. This monthly service in the contemplative tradition includes icons, candles, incense, meditative chants from Taize, quiet time, and readings from the Bible and spiritual writers. This service offers a welcome respite from the business of life. You are invited to join us for this time of prayer.
The Wisdom Practice Circle meets on the third Saturday of the month, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. We do things such as sacred chanting, silent meditation, gesture prayer, Lectio Divina, and other ancient practices to deepen our knowledge of God. Join us!
The Episcopal/Anglican tradition calls for a weekly Eucharist and daily prayer. The Daily Offices – Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline – may be prayed by individuals, families, or worshiping communities. The office is always communal in nature, because we pray with the whole church and the communion of saints.
We pray for the concerns of the church and the world in each liturgy. A list of those for whom we request prayers is kept and the names read in every Eucharistic service. If you wish to add someone to the prayer list, please call the church office.