The Benedictine Way
Following the way of Benedict, on Thursday afternoons Grace parishioners following in the way of St. Benedict come together for prayer and reflection on the rule. We begin with Noonday Prayer from the BCP, followed by our program of studying “The Benedictine Rule” and spirited discussion.
Studying The Rule of Benedict provides a guide for living the Christian life in a meaningful and intentional way. The Rule offers a plan for living a balanced, simple and prayerful life, and participants find many ways to apply this ancient Rule to our everyday modern lives. All are welcome to join in at any time; there is no beginning or end.
The Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King (Las Flores de Jesus – The Flowers of Jesus) is a lay order that meets twice a month. Throughout the year, the Daughters also send out handmade cards to homebound members for Easter and Christmas and help with church mailings.
Retreats and Quiet Days
Retreats and Quiet Days are offered on a regular basis, with a Spring Women’s Retreat. We also offer an annual Lenten Quiet Day as well as special events related to faith formation. Information on upcoming events will be posted on this site.
Historically, catechesis was a time of getting ready for baptism. Today, it is that still, and it is also a time of spiritual preparation in general. During our time together, perhaps you will be getting ready confirmation, perhaps you will simply seek a deeper connection with Jesus and with our worshiping community.
This year, we will meet on eight occasions during Lent, beginning on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm. We’ll share a meal at every meeting. Our time together will focus pretty heavily on prayer – we’ll explore different methods of going into silence and listening for God. We’ll also write a spiritual autobiography, learn about baptism, the Eucharist, the Creed, Anglican history, and scripture. Time allowing, we may even do an art project together.
The Catechumenate will also meet on the following seven Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and 26, March 4,11,18,25 and April 1.
Please email Father Martin at MartinE@grace-memorial.org if you would like to take part in the Catechumenate.