Besides the Mass and sacraments, there are other opportunities for prayer at St. Francis Borgia.
Cedar Springs/Cedar Gardens Communion and Rosary Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to lead a Communion service and/or rosary for the residents. Preparation time is 15 minutes with actual Communion service/rosary time 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the second through the fifth Fridays of the month. Training and mentoring is provided. All are welcome including high school youth and families.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group meets every Monday from 8:45-9:15 a.m. after the morning rosary during eucharistic adoration at the south church. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed on rosary beads, based on revelations to Sr. Faustina, who has since been canonized as a saint. Please come and pray for your intentions, and the needs of our parish and world. All are welcome.
Also see “The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy”.
Catholics believe that Jesus is truly present – body, soul and divinity – in the Blessed Sacrament. A consecrated Host is placed in the monstrance on the altar. There must be at least two people present in the church, as the exposed Eucharist can never be left alone. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, it is respectful to genuflect on both knees (or one knee) when entering or leaving the pew. You may quietly pray, read scripture, say a rosary, meditate on the life of Jesus, or use some of the prayer materials provided. You can sign up for a regular hour or as a substitute. A sign-in sheet is provided at the entrance. Eucharistic adoration is held at SFB-South on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The recitation of the rosary takes place during the last hour. For more details and contact information, see the Eucharistic Adoration Flyer.
A group of parishioners gathers at the South Church at 7:30 a.m. each weekday (Monday through Friday) to pray together. You are invited to join us at any time. Liturgy of the Hours books are provided. These books are an official prayer book for Catholics. The books are full of psalms, short Scripture readings, and petitions for each day of the week. Morning prayer is generally not held on holidays. Check the calendar to verify whether morning prayer is scheduled for any particular day.
Whenever prayers are needed, anyone can call to have their intention prayed for by members of the Grace Bohl Memorial Prayer Chain. The person needing prayers does not have to be a parish member. You may call the parish office (377-1070) and we will forward your intention. The request remains on the chain indefinitely or until asked to be removed. The Prayer Chain list is reviewed and revised at least once a year. To become a member of the prayer chain, choose whether you would like to be on the day or evening list for calling. After you receive a request, you pass it on to the next person on the Prayer Chain list until contact is made, and the chain is not broken. You may pray as the Spirit leads you, formally or informally. For more details and contact information, see the Grace Bohl Memorial Prayer Chain Flyer.
Prayer List in Bulletin
The bulletin regularly publishes a list of parishioners in need of prayers, and all readers are encouraged to pray for them. Due to privacy laws, any requests to have names added to the bulletin prayer list must be initiated by the parishioner or by a member of the immediate family. For more information, contact the parish office at 262-377-1070.
The rosary has been a treasured Catholic devotion for many centuries. We often recite the rosary to pray for peace and reconciliation, to express penitence, or to pray for an end to the suffering of those who battle poverty and hunger every day. The rosary can be prayed individually or as a group. At St. Francis Borgia, we pray the rosary regularly as follows:
- Weekday Mornings – The rosary is prayed Monday through Friday after the morning Mass. See the Mass Schedule for location.
- Rosary Prayer Group (Mondays) at the historic south church – We pray 15 decades of the rosary during the last hour of Eucharistic adoration every Monday beginning at 6:00 p.m. At the end of the hour, the Blessed Sacrament is reposed into the tabernacle to conclude the evening. All are welcome to say the rosary with us, or to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
- Lasata Rosary Volunteers (Tuesdays) – Volunteers meet at Lasata Nursing Home the first and third Tuesday of every month. At 10:30 a.m. assistance is needed with taking residents to the chapel to recite the rosary. After the rosary, the residents are returned to their rooms by about 11:30 a.m.
- Monthly Rosary with Knights of Columbus –On the first Sunday of each month, the Knights of Columbus invite everyone to join them in praying the rosary. To participate, meet in the back of the North Church after the 8 a.m. Mass.
Also see “How to pray the rosary.”
For more information on any of these prayer opportunities, contact the Stewardship Office at 262-377-1070, ext. 227 or send an e-mail.