For over a decade the parishioners of St. Anselm’s Parish have organized Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel now used by Ss. Gregory and Augustine. We joyfully continue to support this important spiritual work. The purpose of Eucharistic Adoration is, of course, primarily directed toward the sanctification of the individual but it also plays a role in the sanctification through intercession of the communities of St. Anselm Parish and the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine. Periods of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament occur on both Tuesday and Thursday between the end of Holy Mass at 8:15 AM and 10:00 PM. Contact our office if you would like to be help in organizing and helping orient members of Ss. Gregory and Augustine who are interested. He is always looking from coordinators to be responsible for helping set up and supervise the scheduled periods of Adoration as well as new adorers.
Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
“Without devotion to the Blessed Sacrament people quickly lose Eucharistic faith.” — Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, 23, August 2008.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
On the Fridays during Lent we also have well attended Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM, followed by a sermon from the Rector or a special guest preacher, and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Marian devotion is always a hallmark of sound Catholic faith. We invoke the Blessed Virgin under the medieval English title of Our Lady of Walsingham, whose patronage we celebrate on 25 March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. The shrine in our chapel with its replica of the Walsingham image was a gift of our founder, Archbishop Burke. The Holy Rosary is recited before the 7:30 AM weekday Masses and we anticipate the great Marian Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption with Rosary Novenas in the evening at 7:00 PM. We mark the two Marian Months with special events. In October we make a parish pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Starkenburg Missouri. In May our CCD Sunday School children joyfully conclude their Sunday School sessions by crowning the statue of Our Lady.