Prayer and Devotion

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength...

Blessed Mother Teresa

Adoration is a form of worship and devotion to Jesus Christ, present in the consecrated host. Christians around the world have worshiped and prayed in this way for at least 750 years.

Every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm during the school year the Blessed Sacrament is on exposition in the Chapel. Exposition immediately follows the 8:30 am Mass in the parish chapel and Benediction is at 4:00 pm. During Exposition, you can pray in the presence of the Lord by reciting your favorite prayer, reading the bible, praying the rosary or whatever type of prayerful devotion that you prefer. There are books and pamphlets available for you to read at your leisure, all geared toward adding to the experience of contemplating the mysteries of our faith. You may also simply just sit, say nothing and keep Him company.

As the Blessed Sacrament is never exposed alone, 2 parishioners per hour are needed to specifically dedicate a particular hour on Tuesdays. Other than that, Adoration is open to anyone.  If you are interested in dedicating an hour with the Blessed Sacrament please contact Michele Coldiron or Cathy Rodeheffer at email: adoration@stsimon.org

If you come to spend just a few moments or a portion of an hour, please let us know you were there by signing in. 

Taizé Prayer

Nothing is more conducive to communion with the Living God than a meditative common prayer with singing that never ends, but continues in the silence of one's heart, when one is alone again.Brother Roger of Taizé - founder of Prayer Community

Taizé Prayer is a contemplative prayer of song and mantra around the cross of Jesus. This ecumenical form of prayer comes from the Christian monastic community of Taizé, located in the heart of the Burgundy region in France.

We gather on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the parish chapel, to pray in the presence of Christ as a community.

The prayer begins with meditative chants, then a reading from Scripture, intercessions, and some silence. While the meditative singing continues, those who wish to come to the Cross to pray may do so.

Your body and mind need to slow down to listen to the voice of God that is planted deep within you. Don’t be surprised if this does not happen immediately. Most people need to experience Taizé several times before they are able to surrender to its powers. Once you get used to the mantras, let go of the anxiety of trying to slow down and are fully able to enter into this form of prayer, you’ll be amazed. Come and experience it.