Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our First Mass Is Sunday at 7:00 P.M.--Join Us!

Our Acolyte-in-Chief.
As you can see from the photo, we're getting ready for this Sunday's first Mass for the Oratory of St. Raphael.

Join Us!

Mass for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.
7:00 p.m., Sunday November 11

St. Martin's Chapel
814 W. Maple Street
Fayetteville, AR

More information  and directions. 

This week will be a simple sung Mass with Gregorian chant.

Here's a bit more from the website about what to expect:

Our worship is traditional, not from nostalgia or fear of change, but from what one scholar has called “modern people making a consciously post-modern choice.”  The Mass, also known as the Eucharist and the Holy Communion, is our principal act of worship, offered with reverence in traditional language as a sacrifice of prayer whose texts offer us infinite opportunities to encounter the living God.  Our primary participation in worship is in our joint offering of prayer and praise, arising from the joy we share for the real presence of Jesus Christ in the sacrament.  The service lasts about one hour with a time for fellowship afterwards. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion. 

All of the texts for worship are in the service book, so some of the forms of worship may be new to you, but it's easy to follow along.

You are welcome to participate to the level at which you feel comfortable.  No one will be holding up score cards at the end of the service to rate your participation, what you are wearing, or who you came with.