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.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
O God of the Living, awaken within us a new zeal for doing your will as this year begins. Through the example and intercession of the Mother of God, help us at St. Benedict Cathedral to welcome your grace each day and to respect all human life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
1Corinthians 13:7-8a It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
In this time of joy and hope, O Lord, coax us to love our brothers and sisters, especially at St. Benedict Cathedral. Help us appreciate the beauty of all your creation. Cast out the sins of gossip and apathy from our midst and raise us to new life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Genesis 3:19 For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
O God, you created us from dust and gave us life so that we might become holy and joyful serving you and one another. Help us long for the eternal life you have prepared for us. Give us courage to turn away from our favorite sins during this season of grace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.
Master of the Universe, you have prepared the way for us; you have opened the door. Help St. Ben’s parishioners to welcome the Risen Christ. Open our eyes to recognize Him along the way. And set our hearts on doing justice, sharing our gifts, and building peace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Luke 2:51 He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
God of Majestic Mercy, hear the prayers of our Mother Mary. Help us follow her wise example, joyfully accepting your gracious plan. May all at St. Benedict Cathedral be obedient to wisdom and faithful in work. Bring us to the joy of the Resurrection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
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