Worship and Prayer

Cathedral of St Joseph

2305 W Main, Jefferson City MO 65109

Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday:  5:30 p.m.
Sunday:  8:00 a.m.
Sunday:  10:00 a.m.

Daily Masses:
Monday:  6:30 a.m.
Tuesday:  6:30 a.m.
Wednesday:  8:00 a.m.
Thursday:  6:30 a.m.
Friday:  6:30 a.m.

Confessions:
Saturday: 4:00 PM & upon request.

Contact Us

Parish Office
2305 W Main, Jefferson City MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7991
Email: info@cathedraljc.org

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Worship and Prayer

 “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

ST. THÉRÉSE OF LISIEUX, MANUSCRITS AUTOBIOGRAPHIQUES, C 25R.

Prayer as God's gift

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, Only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought," are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is a beggar before God."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2559

Prayer as covenant

"The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place "to which I withdraw." The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant.

Christian prayer is a covenant relationship between God and man in Christ. It is the action of God and of man, springing forth from both the Holy Spirit and ourselves, wholly directed to the Father, in union with the human will of the Son of God made man."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2563-4

Prayer as communion

"In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The grace of the Kingdom is "the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . . with the whole human spirit." Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion with him. This communion of life is always possible because, through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ's love."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2565

Worship

It is important to remember that we understand prayer through our celebration of the Sacraments and in the Liturgy of the Hours. The word liturgy comes from a Greek term meaning "public work or work done on behalf of the people."

A work, then, done by an individual or a group was a liturgy on behalf of the larger community. All the worshipers are expected to participate actively in each liturgy, for this is holy "work," not entertainment or a spectator event. Every liturgical celebration is an action of Christ the High Priest and of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. It therefore requires the participation of the People of God in the work of God.

Liturgy is centered on the Holy Trinity. At every liturgy the action of worship is directed to the Father, from whom all blessings come, through the Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit. We praise the Father who first called us to be his people by sending us his Son as our Redeemer and giving us the Holy Spirit so that we can continue to gather, to remember what God has done for us, and to share in the blessings of salvation.

 

Worship with us

In addition to the Holy Mass, our parish has a number of ways to grow in relationship with Christ through prayer and worship. We invite you to join us throughout the year for these unique and beautiful opportunities to grow closer to Our Lord.

Centering Prayer

Please join us on Mondays at 12:10 p.m. in the Chapel. Contemplative Prayer is a powerful way of moving into a deepening experience of divine union.


Contact

Barbara Poetker: larryblp@mediacombb.net.

The Holy Rosary

Come and join us on Thursday nights, 7:00 p.m., to pray the Most Holy Rosary in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Praying for Vocations

The Cathedral Vocations' Committee invites you to pray each week for a Priest, Religious, Deacon and Seminarian serving in our Diocese.

Please see the bulletin for weekly Vocations intentions, where we list clergy both within and outside of our diocese by name.


Christ the High Priest Icon

Parish members may sign up to have the icon in their home for a week to pray for vocations.  Contact Ginny Bockwinkle at ginbock46@yahoo.com, to arrange to have the icon in your home.


Contact

To learn more about our Vocations' Committee or to get involved, contact Louie Delk at louiedelk@hotmail.com.

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.

ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Please contact John Poepsel or the Parish Office to sign up for an hour with our Lord in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel.


John Poepsel, wd9elf1@aol.com

Parish Office:  (573) 635-7991

Prayer Line

To place someone on the prayer line, or to sign up to be a prayer line volunteer, contact the Parish Office, (573) 635-7991, or email info@cathedraljc.org.

Bible

Daily Scripture Readings

The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself.

Use the following link to access daily readings from the USCCB website.

>> TODAY'S READINGS

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Bishop McKnight's Monthly Prayer Intention

Please consider making the Bishop's monthly prayer intention part of your group and private prayer. Parishes are encouraged to add these monthly intentions available to the parish community in bulletins and parish announcements, and in posted the Eucharistic Adoration Chapels as possible.

>> THIS MONTH'S INTENTION