Worship is the heart of our life together as the community of disciples of Jesus gathered at St. Monica’s.
Worship is central to who we are as Christians because we don’t so much say what we believe as we pray what we believe. The Latin phrase lex orandi lex credenda – as we pray so we believe – sums up the centrality of our worship. Worship forms us for the Christian life.
Worship isn’t a spectator event with a few “players” but a participatory event in which every person has a part to play. We sing, we pray aloud and silently, we listen and ponder, we share the bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist, and we are sent into the world to proclaim the good news of Jesus, and to carry on Jesus’ ministry in our time and place.
7:45 am – Holy Eucharist Rite 1, quiet service
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist Rite 2, with music, choirs, children’s homily
11:30 am – Holy Eucharist Rite 2, with music (October – May)
11:00 am – Contemplative Prayer
12:00 noon – Contemplative Holy Eucharist, with prayers and anointing for healing, takes place in the Chapel
8:30 am – Morning Prayer (October – April)
5:00 pm – Holy Eucharist Rite 2, with music