Contemplative Prayer

“What is contemplative prayer? St. Teresa answers: ‘Contemplative prayer in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.’  Contemplative prayer seeks him ‘whom my soul loves.’ It is Jesus, and in him, the Father.

We seek him, because to desire him is always the beginning of love, and we seek him in that pure faith which causes us to be born of him and to live in him. In this inner prayer we can still meditate, but our attention is fixed on the Lord himself.”  

- Catechism of the Catholic Church at paragraph 2709


All parishioners are welcome to St. John’s Contemplative Prayer Ministry. As a small group ministry, we come together in fellowship to deepen our faith through contemplative prayer.

Please join us Wednesday evenings at 7 – 9 PM in the church Chapel. No experience necessary.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays:
Reflective Prayer, Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, and Night Prayer (Compline).

2nd & 4th Wednesdays:
Lectio Divina, Companioned Prayer, and Night Prayer (Compline). 

Bill Stobbe (916) 985-4933 or Bill Goeke (916) 673-7996