We the members of Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Community, are called through our Baptism to build up the kingdom of God by being one in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit by welcoming and loving others through worship, education, service and evangelization.
Pastor: Rev. Christian Bui
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Mario Baldeo
Pastoral Associates: Deacon Nick Thompson
Deacon Ken Martin, Deacon Bill Pitocco,
Deacon Dominic Romaguera
HOLY HOUR Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Fridays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Prayer in Mass
Berakah is a Hebrew word meaning blessing. According to the aoral law, the Jewish people in Jesus' day were required to utter it 100 times a day.
Today we use Berakah for all but two fo the prayers during the Mass. The two prayers that we do not use it in are the Lord's prayer (except for "Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be they name. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven." which is a Berakah statement) and the universal prayer (often called the Prayer fo the faithful) which is a prayer of petition.
The Church is teaching us something here it seems. WE most likely should attempt to use more Berakah-style prayer in our daily prayers, expecially fi our prayers are mostly asking for things.
God is prodigal, in that he is constantly pouing out graces upon us. Often we are unaware that we have recieved these graces until we spend some time in reflection at the end of a day. It can be things such as a day where you escaped a close call on the freeway or you received good news. Sometimes wejust take God's grace for granted, but these everday occurrences are excellent times for prayer of thanksgiving and praise - Berakah.
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