Scripture and Prayer


How’s Lent Going?How’s Your Lenten Transformation?


How are you doing with your Lenten commitments you began on Ash Wednesday? Are you going strong or easing up? Are you struggling? Talk to God about it!  


Please also take advantage of the reflection resources and Rice Bowls in the vestibule.  Click for a description of available Lenten Resources

We pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday.  

Silhouette Stations of the Cross 

We, S.T.O.R.M. Youth Ministry, invite you to journey through the Stations of the Cross with us on Friday, March 23, 6:00pm at St. Mary. The teens have been preparing a unique and powerful prayer experience.  We have presented these Stations for a number of years and every year we hear moving testimonies about them. We invite you to come, sit back, pray and reflect as the Stations come alive right before your eyes. 

Sunday Scripture Prayer and Study
  Meditative Prayer Time

Wednesdays, March 21, & 28, 7:00pm, 

Conference Room

These sessions will be a time to pray, study, and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. Fr. Krettek will prepare a copy of the text of the readings and a set of study notes for the session and email them to anyone who would like to receive them, even those who will not be at the session itself.  To receive these notes, please send an email to Fr. Krettek.


Saturdays, March 17, 24 & 31, 8:00-9:00am, 

Office Area

We  gather  with Fr. Dan Krettek for an hour of prayer time using three methods of prayer; the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, the prayerful reading of sacred scripture; St. Ignatius of Loyola’s practice of the daily Examen, the prayerful review of our daily experiences; and Centering Prayer, one method of the prayer of silence within our Christian tradition of contemplative prayer. 


 Pray for Vocations 

Pope Francis: “I ask parish communities, associations, and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers into his harvest. May he give us priests and religious enamored of the Gospel, close to all their brothers and sisters living signs of God’s merciful love.” 

For Mother Teresa, Jesus and his sacrifice were the very heart of her life and mission.  She had the courage to show the world “the real face of Jesus” the one who walked among the lepers, prostitutes, and outcasts.  The Jesus who healed the sick and gave the disheartened hope, the one who stood up to injustice and hatred and who countered hate with love every time.  Her legacy, as recognized in her canonization, is having made Jesus real to everyone who met her.  A brochure is available in the vestibule if you would like more information on Saint Teresa of Calcutta.