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"Can. 215 The Christian faithful are at liberty freely to found and direct associations for purposes of charity or piety or for the promotion of the Christian vocation in the world and to hold meetings for the common pursuit of these purposes."
The League of the Blessed Sacrament is an association of the Catholic faithful who desire to deepen or begin to develop a Eucharistic spirituality. The Associates of the League also seek to advance greater unity in the Church through devotion to the Blessed Sacrament under the mantle of the Holy Father through prayer and fasting for him. The source of this unity and prayer life is found most abundantly in the Real Presence of our Lord in the Sacred Host. The League, following the admonition of the Second Vatican Council which said that, “They (the lay faithful) should all remember that they can reach all men (and women) and contribute to the salvation of the world by public worship and prayer as well as by penance and voluntary acceptance of the labors and hardships of life whereby they become like the suffering Christ” (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity Apostolicam Actuositatem, Ch. IV, no. 16), provides an opportunity for the laity to sanctify the world through a growing devotion to the Blessed Sacrament – the source and summit of our unity.
The League of the Blessed Sacrament, driven by a profound Eucharistic spirituality, engages in various corporal works of mercy to foster greater unity in the community and contribute to the salvation of the world. One significant aspect of our mission involves working with at-risk youth, guiding and mentoring them to become future leaders. Through this initiative, the League recognizes the importance of empowering young individuals and equipping them with the necessary skills and values to positively impact their communities.
Additionally, we devote ourselves to teaching practical agricultural knowledge, promoting self-sufficiency and sustainable farming practices. By emphasizing the connection between the earth's resources and our responsibility to care for them, the League aims to instill a deeper sense of stewardship within the community.
Furthermore, our involvement in the local community extends beyond youth programs and farming education. We actively engage in charitable activities, providing assistance to those in need, and participate in communal events that foster unity and collaboration among the people. Through our unwavering devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, the League of the Blessed Sacrament exemplifies how the laity can sanctify the world and contribute to the well-being of others through their acts of mercy and service.
Our Prayer Schedule at San Rafael in Concho
(all hours below at Concho are open to the faithful to join)
06:00am - Lauds & Prime (Morning Prayer)
08:00am - Mass *at St. Johns Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
10:00am - Terce (Midmorning Prayer)
Noon - Sext (Midday Prayer)
03:00pm - None (Mid Afternoon Prayer)
04:00pm - Holy Hour/Seraphic Rosary
05:00pm - Vespers (Evening Prayer)
09:30pm - Matins & Compline (Night Prayer)
Books for prayer are provided.