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We are never too young or too old to develop our relationship with God. The language of this relationship is prayer. You'll find a prayer group here that is suited to any age group.

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Children’s Liturgy


Children’s Liturgy of the Word plays an important part in drawing children into worship. It also fosters knowledge of liturgy and scripture. At an early age, children become familiar with the flow of the Sunday liturgical celebrations. As they become comfortable with their involvement at liturgies and develop a sense of belonging in the community, it is hoped and anticipated that they will continue to grow as faithful, practicing members.

For children ages 3-9. Sunday, during 11:00 am mass, September – June

What does “Children’s Liturgy of the Word” mean ?

The term “children’s Liturgy of the Word” refers to the practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly just before the Liturgy of the Word and gathering elsewhere to celebrate a separate Liturgy of the Word that is more appropriate to their level of understanding.

Why it is Celebrated?

It is celebrated to make mass "child friendly" as they are introduced to the Readings of the day in an age-appropriate way.

In 1973 the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome issued the document Directory for Masses with Children (DMC). This document offers principles and guidelines for adapting the Liturgy of the Word for children, to enable them to take a more conscious and active part in liturgical celebrations.

The Directory states:
Sometimes. . .if the place itself and the nature of the community permit, it will be appropriate to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, including a homily, with the children in a separate, but not too distant, room. Then, before the Eucharistic liturgy begins, the children are led to the place where the adults have meanwhile celebrated their own Liturgy of the word (DMC #17).

The purpose of adapting liturgical celebrations to make them more accessible to children must always be to gradually lead them to full, conscious and active participation in the Sunday liturgical assembly.

Benefits of Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:

  • Helps to celebrate the presence of God in his Word
  • Facilitates sharing the message of the gospel with children at their level
  • Helps children experience the Church as community
  • Encourages children to form a loving and generous response to the Word of God
  • Encourages parents to bring the children to Mass and to come as a family
  • Encourages parents to attend Mass regularly
  • Helps children to learn about their faith in a positive and enjoyable manner
  • Helps the community to embrace and acknowledge the children in the parish family

For more on Children’s Liturgy see: http://www.orend.ca/pages/ChildrensLit

Contact: Rosa Corradi




Eucharistic Adoration


"When you look at the Crucifix,

you understand how much Jesus loved you then.

When you look at the Sacred Host

you understand how much Jesus loves you now."


Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
At a Catholic mass, the gifts of bread and wine are transformed into the real presence, of Christ. As Catholics, we believe that the elements are not only spiritually transformed, but rather are transformed substantially into the Body and Blood of Christ. This means that although the bread and wine retain the appearance of bread and wine, they are the actual Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ.

Because Roman Catholics believe that Christ is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist, the reserved sacrament serves as a focal point of adoration.

Eucharistic adoration is a practice in the Catholic Church in which the reserved sacrament is exposed to and adored by the faithful. When this exposure and adoration is constant, twenty-four hours a day, it is called Perpetual Adoration.

The Lord awaits each of us to come, to be still, to know that He is God. You are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration Schedule - St. Benedict Church




Rosary Group, English


Devotion to our Lady is a strong element of our prayer tradition. All of our worship is directed to God, but we venerate Mary in a particular way because she is the Mother of God, who conceived Him in her heart before conceiving Him in her womb. Don Bosco encouraged recitation of the rosary daily, entrusting our concerns to Mary, under the title Help of Christians.

Recitation of the Rosary takes place

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 7:30 a.m. in church

Tues., 7:30 p.m. in church




Rosary Group, Italian


Devotion to our Lady is a strong element of our prayer tradition. All of our worship is directed to God, but we venerate Mary in a particular way because she is the Mother of God, who conceived Him in her heart before conceiving Him in her womb. Don Bosco encouraged recitation of the rosary daily, entrusting our concerns to Mary, under the title Help of Christians.

Recitation of the rosary in Italian takes place on:

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. in church, immediately before the 9:30 Italian mass

Monday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m., in Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Contact: Maria Galuzzi




Children's Eucharistic Adoration


This is a unique opportunity for children to gather in our chapel to pray with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and to deepen their love for Jesus through song, scripture and stories.

Jesus taught us to let the little children come to Him, because unto them is the Kingdom of God. Children have a natural inclination towards God; it is our highest privilege and responsibility to bring them into an experience of God from an early age. This ministry allows this to happen. Introducing children to the eucharistic Jesus gives them a sure foundation for their integral development, that they, like Jesus, may grow in wisdom and grace in the eyes of God and people.

This group is for children 5 years and older.

Saturdays 10 am – 11 am, Sept - June

Contact: Salvina Pace




Perpetual Eucharistic Adorers


Individual Eucharistic Adoration:

Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the chapel.

The chapel is open 24 hours daily from Sunday 2:00 pm until the following Saturday at 8:00 am. Drop in anytime for quiet personal prayer or sign up for one hour of your choice.

For your peace of mind, a PIN number is required to access the chapel on Sundays and between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, Monday to Saturday.

Contact: Teresa Villahermosa

Community Prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament:

  • Weekdays and Saturday Liturgy of the Hours 7:35 am & 5:00pm
  • Monday 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Holy Hour (Italian)
  • Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cenacle for Life
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 am Cenacle Hour
  • Thursday 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Holy Hour (English)
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Children’s Holy Hour (except statutory holidays & school schedule vacation)





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