A Vesper service will be held each Saturday evening during Lent prior to the 4 PM Liturgy. The service will be at 3:25 PM and should last about 15-20 minutes. You are invited to come and pray the Evening Hour of Vespers with the Holy Angels community and the universal Church. If you come to the 4 PM liturgy, please plan to come a little bit earlier and experience this prayer of the Church.
Vespers is one of the “Hours”, the evening prayer of the Church, that are prayed daily. “The Hours” are prayed by the Ordained ministers, (priests and deacons) as well as many religious men and women, and the monastic orders. Lay persons in recent times have become more involved with praying “the Hours”.
The majority of the prayers in the Hours come from the Psalms. Jesus prayed the very Psalms that we now repeat. Mary most likely taught him the Psalms. Jesus quoted the psalms in his preaching and teaching. He recited them at key moments in his life to explain the meaning of his life experience. After the resurrection, the first Christians easily recognized the person of Jesus reflected in these Old Testament prayers. You are invited to participate and pray these deeply moving reflections of humanity reaching out to our God. Perhaps you can make this a Lenten prayer to deepen our faith this year.
Vespers: Saturday evening during Lent prior to the 4 PM Liturgy. The service will be at 3:25 PM and should last about 15-20 minutes.