Advent 2020

Did you know that the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church? Learn more about this devotion, how to get started, and where to find these readings and prayers by clicking the button.

OCP provides playlists of full-length hymns and inspired songs
to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming at Christmas.
Click each image to hear the music on YouTube. Enjoy!

Tom Smith is a well-known Catholic speaker and writer who has been a guest on EWTN and Catholic Radio. He has facilitated two Parish Missions here at St. Benedict Church. Each Sunday of Advent, he will provide a reflection on the readings and prayers to help us prepare our hearts for Christ.

St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It is a mindful reflection on the events of the day that can help us see God’s hand at work in our daily experiences. Click the button above for suggestions on how to pray the Examen.

Deacon Michael provides a list of books for our Advent reading.

Dr. Glenn Byer of Oregon Catholic Press gives us some wonderful ways to use our Breaking Bread Missals on a daily basis for personal prayer. The 2021 missals are available in the vestibule of the church.

The Word Among Us is still providing its daily meditations free of charge. Click the button above and then click “Meditations” at the top of the webpage and scroll down to see the meditation of the day.