Devotions

Blessings

Epiphany Blessing
Fr. Olkowski visits homes of the faithful upon request to impart the Epiphany blessing over the lintel.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart

Enthronement to the Sacred Heart
For those families who are spiritually prepared to elevate their home to a higher state by formally enthroning the Sacred Heart in a prominent location, the Church offers a beautiful rite that is typically shared with friends and neighbors and followed by an appropriate feast and social gathering to celebrate.

First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart
Following 8:15 a.m. mass on First Fridays, Fr. Olkowski leads the faithful in Devotions to the Sacred Heart that consist of the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and several other prayers.

Lenten Devotions

Prayer before a Crucifix
Following 8:15 a.m. mass on First Fridays, Fr. Olkowski leads the faithful in Devotions to the Sacred Heart that consist of the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and several other prayers.

Stations of the Cross
Fr. Olkowski leads three of our Knights of the Altar (crucifer and two acolytes) in the traditional Way of the Cross by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) on select Fridays in Lent.

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Picture courtesy of Mark O’Neill

Marian Devotions

Rosary
The Rosary is prayed before each Sunday Mass, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Members of our community take turns leading us in this devotion to Mary.

May Crowning
Yearly in May, a May Crowning is held to honor Mary. At the May Crowning, children present flowers to Our Lady and a recent First Communicant crowns Mary. Click here to view the program from a past May Crowning.

May Crowning

Sacramentals

Brown Scapular
Following the reception of their First Holy Communion, children are invested in the brown scapular.

Sacramentals for Expectant Mothers
There are certain Sacramentals in the Roman Ritual through which we request God’s blessing that an expecting mother can have a safe delivery and also the grace of having her child baptized. Fr. Olkowski would be happy to provide the following to any expecting lady at her request. Please do not hesitate to ask.

  • Blessing of Expectant Mother
    Can be given at any time during pregnancy
  • Candle in Honor of St. Raymond Nonnatus
    To be taken home and burned, and especially when the time of delivery approaches.
  • St. Torellus Water
    Special Holy Water which can be sprinkled, used to bless oneself, drunk, or used in small amounts in cooking.