Night Prayer is sung each Thursday at 9:15 pm in Church. Compline is an ideal evening prayer for the religious soul. It is time to call a halt to the day's work, to shut out everything but thoughts of God, to renew the theocentric orientation of our life, to come back to the repose of God. We recognize once more that the world is deceiving us with sinful joys that are nothing but lies and vanities, fragile as bubbles. We recognize that only true piety is of any real value. The light of God's grace shines on the religious soul, deep joy floods it, peace dwells in the heart and the hope of an eternal home in heaven is a strong anchor in the sea of life.
Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Divine Mercy Chaplet in song is prayed at 9:00 pm each Tuesday in the church. The chaplet is recited on a rosary using different prayers written by St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. The service takes about 25 minutes. Please consider offering up your special intention by joining in this simple, beautiful prayer any Tuesday evening. For more information, please contact Anne Orso (314-351-9452) or Jamie Lenze (314-752-2748).
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Every Tuesday following 8:00 am Mass, the Host is displayed in a monstrance on the altar, and parishioners are welcome to spend as much time in His presence as they’d like any time during the day. Adoration concludes with a Benediction service at 7:30 pm. In the event of a funeral, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 11:00 am until 7:30 pm.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions
Devotions take place each Tuesday after the 8:00 am Mass and at 7:30 pm, with prayers, Scripture readings, Homily, and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Perpetual Adoration Society
Every day from 9:00 pm until 5:00 am, adorers come to the Church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Because of security reasons, one must sign up in ADVANCE for a specific time of adoration. The Church is locked at 9:00 pm and reopens at 5:00 am.
The Rosary is prayed every Thursday night at 9:30 pm outside the church under the covered portion of the driveway. Most nights there are 15- 25 persons (mostly men) praying. Fathers sometimes attend with sons and daughters. Frequently, after the Rosary those who can, gather at the house of one of the Rosary pray-ers for refreshments and fellowship. Everyone is welcome and invited. It usually takes about 25 minutes to complete the Rosary. Depending on the weather, many people stay for a few minutes for fellowship. We always pray outside, so dress accordingly. If you have questions, please call Bob Lenze (314-752-2748).
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Weekdays: After 8:00 am Mass
Saturdays: After 9:00 am Mass; 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm