OUR SACRED PURPOSE at St. Benedict Cathedral is to become HOLY DISCIPLES, generous with God’s gifts for building the Kingdom, on the path to heaven. In the midst of a welcoming community in the Benedictine tradition, we embrace the teachings of our faith by celebrating Word and Sacrament as we grow in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Matthew 25:20b Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.
O God of All the Living, conform our beloved St. Benedict Cathedral to the Body of Christ. Help us love you and love one another each day. Stir within us a renewed desire to hear the cry of the poor and to answer their needs. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
O Loving and Merciful Father, we thank you for the gift of freedom. Protect those in harm’s way who serve our nation. Through the prayers of our beloved father, St. Benedict, give us the desire each day to work for peace. Lead us to the font of grace and keep us close to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Genesis 8:11a In the evening the dove came back to him, and there in its bill was a plucked-off olive leaf!
God of New Beginnings, as the school year commences, bless our mission of Catholic education. Help us always remember that we are one in you. Relying on the intercession of our Mother Mary, help us set our hope on Your mercy. Bless St. Benedict Cathedral with the kindness and unity of genuine Christian community. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit, but mere talk tends only to loss.
O God, the receiver of all prayer, hear your beloved people of St. Benedict Cathedral. Bless our work to give you glory. Bless our prayer to help us listen to you. May the Cross of Christ be our way, our truth, and our life. And may all the angels dwell here, holding us close to Your Holy Will. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Luke 2:35a You yourself a sword will pierce.
O God, the giver of all good, inspire us to be faithful to the mysteries of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. May the prayers of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary awaken in the parishioners of St. Benedict Cathedral renewed zeal for the faith and faithful commitment to the sanctity of life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wisdom 3:6 As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
Father of All Bounty, help us to seek You, so we might stand as saints among the saints, even as we long for the raising up of all the dead. May we be always grateful for the firm foundation established by deceased members of St. Ben’s. Let us give you thanks always and everywhere, for it is right and just to thank you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Luke 1:30 Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Faithful and Generous Father, we await the coming of your Son. May our waiting at St. Benedict Cathedral inspire us to be generous like St. Nicholas, receptive like our Blessed Mother Mary, and patient like St. Joseph, always willing to live Your command, for our good and the good of all the Church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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