Daily Advent Prayer Resources

During Advent, our parish will offer a limited number of prayer booklets. These will be available at the church entrance. We’d also like to encourage using one of the prayer sources available by email, app, or through social media. Here are a few that we recommend:

Loyola Press offers several opportunities, including a 3-minute retreat and a daily prayer inspiration:


 Pray As You Go app offers an Advent Retreat and daily, downloadable prayers: www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Creighton Universityonlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Advent/

Finally, you can sign up for daily reflections written by authors from Jesuit schools and organizations throughout the country: jesuitprayer.org/



“The songs, the rites, they are all beautiful… however, adoration is what is most important: the whole community together look at the altar where the sacrifice is celebrated and adore” – Pope Francis, on the importance of adoration in the liturgy

We invite you schedule yourself for one or more hours each Wednesday to pray before the very presence of Our Lord. It means that you can have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation, or pray the rosary. Or you can simply sit and say nothing, keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.

Check back for dates for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Healing & Anointing Service

SMSP holds a quarterly Healing & Anointing Service for those in the community that would like to gather in prayer for healing. During the service, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is performed and includes silent prayer for those suffering in mind, body and spirit.

Check back for dates for the 2017-2018 academic year.