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Taizé Prayer

Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions

Taizé is a tiny village in Burgundy, in the eastern part of France.  Since 1940 it has been the home of an ecumenical community of brothers whose prayer, three times each day, is at the center of their life.  Visitors of all ages and backgrounds come to Taizé on personal pilgrimage or to participate in international meetings of prayer and reflection.

From its beginnings, the community has promoted reconciliation among all Christians. Their ultimate goal is the unity among all people.

Taizé prayer centers around the cross and consists of mantra-like singing of simple songs focused on reconciliation and healing. This style of prayer has been adopted by many churches throughout the world.                                

When and where do we pray Taizé Prayer?

  • At 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the Month from October through May

  • Ordinarily in the St. Joseph Chape

  • In the Teresa of Calcutta Hall on the second Tuesday of December and the Tuesday in Holy week

  • Please see our calendar for scheduled dates.
     

What happens during Taizé Prayer?

  • Lighting of candles

  • Blessing of the Light

  • Veneration of the Cross

  • Proclamation of the Word of God

  • Singing of Taizé music

  • Individual celebration of the Sacrament of reconciliation

     

Upcoming Events

Dec 3
2021
Friday
at
10:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
Dec 4
2021
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
Dec 7
2021
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Prayer Shawls1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am-Noon, now in person!Our parish community has given away over 1,240 prayer shawls as visible, tangible signs...
Dec 10
2021
Friday
at
10:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
Dec 11
2021
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
Dec 12
2021
Sunday
at
9:30 AM
On Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, you are invited to bring the baby Jesus from your home nativity to The Basilica for a blessing during the 9:30am and 11:30am Mass. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus stained glass window
Dec 14
2021
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
Join us in-person or online.This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on reconciliation...
Dec 18
2021
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
Dec 21
2021
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Prayer Shawls1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am-Noon, now in personOur parish community has given away over 1,240 prayer shawls as visible, tangible signs of...
Jan 1
2022
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....