Luminous Thursdays

7:00pm (weekly) Faith Formation

Beginning in August on each Thursday night at 7:00pm during Adoration in the church, we will have a special time of prayer and reflection. Here is the plan:

  • 1st Thursday of the month: an Evening of Recollection for Men*
  • 2nd Thursday of the month: an Evening of Recollection for Women*
  • 3rd (and 5th) Thursday of the month: Examination of Conscience and Confessions
  • 4th Thursday of the month: Praise and Worship Holy Hour with Confessions

*The Men's and Women's Evenings of Recollection will consist of a Meditation (a spiritual talk, usually on a virtue or other aspect of the interior life), Examination of Conscience, and Confession

I am calling these evenings "Luminous Thursdays", linking them to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary which are usually said on Thursdays.

  • The Baptism of the Lord: we are Children of God by adoption in Baptism
  • The Wedding Feast at Cana: the first sign or miracle of Jesus
  • The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Repent and believe the Gospel!
  • The Transfiguration: seeing Jesus in His Glory
  • The Institution of the Holy Eucharist: Jesus really present before us

I hope that this will be a program for regular spiritual growth for many in the parish!