3547 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Pastor: Rev. Todd Grogan
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Thursday Mornings when Annunciation School is in Session
All are welcome!
Morning Prayer is one of the “hours” in the Liturgy of the Hours - the Church’s daily prayer. When we mark the various times of each day with prayer, we are “praying without ceasing” as Saint Paul tells us to do in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
The mystery of Christ, his Incarnation and Passover, which we celebrate in the Eucharist especially at the Sunday assembly, permeates and transfigures the time of each day, through the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, "the divine office." This celebration, faithful to the apostolic exhortations to "pray constantly," is "so devised that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praise of God." In this "public prayer of the Church," the faithful (clergy, religious, and lay people) exercise the royal priesthood of the baptized. Celebrated in "the form approved" by the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours "is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom". It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses
to the Father. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1174)