Lenten Evening Prayer

Feb 21 6:30pm Lent/Easter

Every Wednesday of Lent, 6:30pm in the Chapel

What is Evening Prayer?

Evening Prayer, also called Vespers, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus' command to "pray always". Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.

The Liturgy of the Hours includes several specified times of prayer. The most important times, called the "hinge hours," are Morning Prayer (which takes place upon rising) and Evening Prayer (which takes place as dusk begins to fall). The other hours are Midday Prayer and Night Prayer. Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God. – excerpts from the USCCB website on Liturgy of the Hours.