ROSARY AND BENEDICTION


Every Sunday at 4.00 pm, St Raphael's Church

During Lent: Stations of the Cross at 4.00 pm followed by Benediction


For a very helpful introduction to the Rosary and how to pray with the Rosary, please click here and also here, and also here.


Benediction is one of the most beautiful and moving ceremonies in Catholic liturgy.  For full details,  see Benediction.

Hymns and Prayers at Benediction written by St Thomas Aquinas:

                O Salutaris

O Salutaris Hostia

Quae caeli pandis ostium:

Bella premunt hostilia,

Da robur, fer auxilium.

 

Uni trinoque Domino

Sit sempiterna gloria,

Qui vitam sine termino

Nobis donet in patria.

 

Amen.

 

                Tantum Ergo

 

 

 

 

High Altar at St Raphael's at Benediction