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 HOW TO KEEP UP YOUR PRAYER LIFE ON SUMMER VACATION?

   

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE

ST. MATTHEW CHURCH

EVERY FRIDAY - PRIVATE ADORATION

9.30 AM - 12.00 PM (Mass - 9.00 AM)

FIRST TUESDAY HOLY HOUR ADORATION

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM (Mass - 6.30 PM)

NEXT HOLY HOUR ADORATION

Sep. 03, 2019 at 7.00 PM

(No Mass at 6.30 PM)


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AUGUST 18, 2019 - 20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

PARISH GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY - SEP. 14, 2019 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM

ST. MATTHEW CHURCH - ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Please drop off items to donate to the garage sale at St. Matthew Parish during office hours. No large furniture items please. Thank You on behalf of Knights of Columbus!

 

WARNING! If you received or will receive text message or email claiming to be from your parish priest (Fr. Leon Kler) and asking for money or gift card because of some urgent need (for example, to help someone in the hospital), please do not send any money. IT IS A SCAM! Fr. Leon or any other priest in Archdiocese of Edmonton will never ask for help in this way. It is a SCAM. We encourage you to report such incidents to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501

How to keep up your prayer life on summer vacation?

Life tends to slow down in the summer, and the temptation toward laziness (especially in prayer) reaches an all-time high. While vacation presents us with a wonderful and much-needed time to refresh, we shouldnít let our relationship with God fall to the wayside. So, wherever you find yourself this summer, follow these tips to keep your spiritual life from taking a vacation.

 KEEP IT CONSISTENT. Pick a time each day you like to pray and stick to it, even if youíre traveling. Maybe you like to pray while you brew your morning coffee, or while the kids nap. Praying at the same time each day helps cement the habit of prayer in your life, and that habit will carry you throughout the whole year. Iíve personally found that the best time for prayer while traveling is in the morning. Sacrificing a little time in your morning ensures that you get the time you need with Jesus before the excitement of the day distracts you.

PRIORITIZE MASS. Getting to Mass while on vacation isnít always easy, but you should at least prioritize Mass on Sundays. When planning your trip, research nearby Catholic churches where you can fulfill your Sunday commitment. Many parishes also offer weekday masses that can fit easily into your summer schedule, while still leaving time to enjoy time in the hammock or at a cookout with friends and family.

ADD A SPIRITUAL READ TO YOUR LIST. If reading at the beach is your jam, why not pick up a book that will help your spiritual life flourish? We can learn so much about the faith through writings from saints, theologians, and other holy men and women. Adding a spiritual book to your summer reading list edifies both your mind and your soul. It can foster a greater knowledge of God and can help deepen your relationship with Him.

USE YOUR TRAVEL TIME WISELY. Everyone knows that getting there is half the fun! Whether youíre flying or taking a good old-fashioned road trip, you can use that travel time to deepen your relationship with God. You can pray a family Rosary or nourish your soul with a Catholic podcast.

HAVE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER. Every Catholic can benefit from having someone else keep them accountable to their prayer commitments, especially in those summer months. Ask your spouse or a trusted friend to check in with you once a week to see how your life prayer life is, and be honest. Whether you are succeeding or struggling, you can find encouragement in your journey toward holiness through your accountability partner.

 

Watch this video about our seminarian JD Carmichael

JD Carmichael had his whole life planned out. A great career, a house, and plenty of outdoor hobbies. Watch to find out why it all changed when he felt God was calling him to something more!

Our parish invites you individually or as a family to say the rosary with the help of the internet. "Come Pray the Rosary" is a perpetual rosary that allows people to say the rosary together on the internet. You can join with others and say the rosary in progress, or start it individually by choosing the mystery you want to say. Through this website, you can follow along as the Rosary is recited, with the visual aid of video from the Holy Land. You can literally see the places where the mysteries take place! You also can keep track of how many other people, around the world, are joining you in prayer. By clicking on the number of people praying and then the map, you can actually see the location of those you are praying with on a map. Please check out this great website at http://www.comepraytherosary.org/.

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