Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do you pray the Divine Office in a parish or workplace group?

A journalist friend of mine, Celeste Behe, recently called my attention to this story, which reports that the Archbishop of Singapore suggests that staff of Catholic schools and organizations gather daily for morning daytime and evening prayer from the LIturgyof the HOurs. 

Even more interesting, Bishop William Goh Seng Chye links this activity to the New Evangelization, which begins with the interior renewal of those who already profess the faith:

“As you are all aware, the battle cry of the Universal Church is the urgency of the work of the New Evangelization which entails, in the first place, a personal conversion of every Catholic, from the Pope to the bishops, priests, religious and laity,” Archbishop William Goh Seng Chye wrote in a recent letter. “The primary conversion is a renewal of our personal relationship with the Lord, encountering Him in a real and personal way so that we can effectively and convincingly proclaim the joy of the Gospel to all those who do not yet know Him.”

Celeste finds this so interesting that she want to write a feature article about it for one of the premier Catholic platforms she works with.  And she needs your help. Celeste asks:

"Do the Catholics in your parish/workplace/school gather to pray the Liturgy of the Hours? If so, please share for an article I'm writing."

If you would like to help Celeste with her story, email her:   celeste.I.behe"at"gmail"dot"com  Tell her where you are from, where you pray the LOTH in a Catholic parish/organization/school, etc., and maybe other facts such as how many folk participate, which hours you pray with this group, and whether you think it's had an impact on the group to pray the hours together.   

This is great way to do a little evangelizing on behalf of the Liturgy of the Hours, so please participate if you can.