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Contact Info
S Stephens Adamstown

St Stephens Adamstown

Brunker Road

Adamstown

 

Rector

Fr Christopher Bird SSC

 

Phone     02 4957 1895

Mobile      0413 001 109

 

email: frccb@hotmail.com

url: www.sstephens.org,au

 

Rectory
6 Kyle Road
Adamstown NSW  2289

 

Mail

PO Box 17
Adamstown NSW 2289

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Sunday Worship
You are very warmly invited to join us in worship
Sunday 9.00 am Sung Mass
5.30 pm Mass
Weekday Liturgy
Mon-Tue Wed Thu-Fri Sat

7.30 am

 

5.30 pm

 

7.30 am

 

8.00 am

 

Prayer

Prayer

Prayer is an experience unique to the human condition, where we may engage in conversation with God. This activity which has many shades, and derided by many outside faith, and prized by all who have even of glimpse of it.

Traditionally prayer has been categorised in five basic areas:

  • Adoration
  • Confession
  • Thanksgiving
  • Intercession
  • Supplication
We pray publicly and privately, we pray liturgically and spontaneously, we pray with may words and with few, sometimes (maybe not often enough) we pray with ears and minds open to discern the mind of God.

Some of the prayers we use are set forms that have been handed through the ages. Some if these will be available as prayer cards and these may help you as they have helped countless saints who have gone before us. Sometimes we pray for specific needs for ourselves of for others in our own words, and if in a group we may conclude this with a set refrain that allows other to join our prayer.

 

Prayer is a uniquely human endeavour, expressed it would seem in every race and language since the beginning of human habitation of the planet. It may seem vain to think that we might engage in conversation with God himself, yet in awe and wonder, following the example of Jesus, and indeed as he has commanded us to do, we engage in this conversation, not simply rattling off our concerns of the day, but also providing space that we might hear that still small voice of calm.

Our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, the first born from the dead, assures us that the meaning and power of death itself has been conquered. One of the ways that this is often expressed is in our sharing of this conversation with the whole community of heaven.

all saints