The most important event at the St. Thomas More House of Prayer happens 7 times a day: the celebration of the Liturgy.
This celebration is the fullest sign of our participation in the prayer of the Church when it is prayed together publicly. (See part four of the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours which reads in part: The laity…are encouraged to fulfill the Church’s office by celebrating part of the Liturgy of the Hours…through public worship and prayer they are in touch with all mankind and can contribute in no small degree to to the salvation of the whole world.”)
It is our hope that we can inspire and equip our local community to join us in prayer and the larger Christian community to regularly pray the Liturgy of the Hours together in their Parishes and homes.
All of our special events include the opportunity participate in the Liturgy:
Participate in weekly Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday beginning with
Exposition after Night Prayer at 8:00 pm and ending with Benediction after
Mid-Afternoon Prayer at 3:00 pm.
First Saturday Devotions
9am – Adoration with Confessions and Rosary
10:30 – Mass
On the second Sunday of the month we
have a dinner for families after Evening Prayer.
Epiphany Party and Live Nativity
Every year between Evening Prayer and Night
Prayer we celebrate Epiphany with a live
nativity, potluck and the annual singing of The
Twelve Days of Christmas.
Every year on May 13th we have a rosary
procession and crowning of Our Lady.
We would love to help parishes begin the common prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. We offer our Sunday Evening Prayer books free to those who want to begin praying in together in their parishes. Sunday Vespers is a great place to begin since the Church document Sacrosanctum Concilium taught that “Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts.”
We also offer our Night Prayer books to parish groups free of charge. These books are an excellent introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours because they simplify the formal and page turning for beginners.