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.
Acts 2:43-44 Many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common.
Provident Father, send your Spirit’s gifts upon St. Benedict Cathedral parish. Make us confident in working new wonders as we build your kingdom. Soften our hearts to become generous with every gift you’ve given. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. Gal6:2
Loving Maker of every good gift, we thank you for our freedom and those who preserve it, and pray for those who long for it. Through the intercession of St. Benedict, our patron, bring peace to the world and joy to our parishioners. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Jn14:3
O Divine Author of life and love, we know that new beginnings can bring hope and fear. Through the prayers of our Lady of the Assumption, impart your gift of courage upon us. Lead us to lives of holiness after the example of the saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1Cor1:18
God our Loving Father, we work and pray to give you glory, just as your Loving Son labored under the weight of the cross for our freedom. Grant us the assistance of the Archangels in all we do and make all at Saint Benedict Cathedral holy disciples. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them. Eph2:10
God, our loving protector, you have sent our guardian angels to remind us of your care and protection. At St. Ben’s, may our faith blossom, our trust in the mysteries of your love increase, and our respect for the dignity of human life become unfailing. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Unless the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build. Ps127:1
O God of heaven and earth, all your saints show forth the greatness of your glory. Our beloved dead remind us of your mercy. Train our hearts to be grateful for all your gifts, especially the renovation of our church, and make your faithful people generous disciples. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let justice descend, you heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the clouds drop it down. Is45:8
O Lord God, the answer to all our dreams, during this holy season, awaken within your people at St. Benedict Cathedral the spirit of openness exhibited in the life of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Let your light be born among us each day. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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