Taizé Prayer Service

Our Taizé service has not resumed after it ended with the onset of the pandemic. We hope to revive it in the coming year or two. Please check back. Below is a description of the service as it used to be.

On the second Monday of every month, at 7:00 pm, we gather for this prayer service using the chants and prayers of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community in France. The service, usually held in the Nativity Hall, is a quiet and reflective opportunity. Gathered around a replica of a Cross of Taizé made by woodworkers in our parish and in the light of votive candles, petitions and silent prayers are offered. Following the reading of a psalm and a Gospel passage, a period of silence is kept for reflection, usually about 5-10 minutes. Petitions are then offered and brief prayers close the 45-minute to one-hour service. Surrounding the time is the music of the Taizé Community in the form of simple chants and songs offered. A group of prayer and music leaders guide the gathering.