The Centering Prayer Group is a School of Prayer. We gather weekly to learn about and practice Contemplative Prayer, using Centering Prayer as a contemporary method to open ourselves to the deeper life of prayer that God calls us to.
As Father Thomas Keating O.C.S.O. said in his book Open Mind, Open Heart, “Centering prayer is a movement of Divine Love designed to renew the Christian contemplative tradition. It consists of consenting to the call of the Holy Spirit to consent [or surrender] to God‘s presence and action within. It is based on the format for the profound form of prayer that Jesus suggests in Matthew 6:6. ‘If you want to pray, enter your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father and secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.’”
During our meetings, we begin by praying Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and then pray 20 minutes of silent, Centering Prayer. We close our time discussing a book on Contemplative/Centering Prayer or with Lectio Divina (prayerful reading) on the coming Sunday’s Gospel. Through this ongoing life of prayer, we grow in fellowship, service, and evangelization.
Participation in the Group:
All are invited to attend and join us at any time. There is no commitment or dues required.
The Centering Prayer Group meets on Saturdays at 8:30am in the Parish Office.
Contact Ross Novack & Deacon Dan McAuliffe