Grow Your Faith
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6)
Like the apostles we all have need to grow and strengthen our faith. While everyone’s journey is personal, at St. Lambert we strive to encourage and provide avenues for all of our parishioners to experience God’s Word and grow in faith through prayer, sacraments, bible study, mass, group retreats and more. We pray for you in your own individual pursuits and invite you to join us in ours.
Grow through the Holy Mass
One of the best and most important activities that we can do to grow our faith is to actively participate in the Holy Mass with our faith community. Mass offers us the ability to connect with others, partake in the Holy Eucharist and experience God’s word through readings and homilies.
At St. Lambert, Mass is offered daily and several times during the weekend. Click here to find times and details.
Spend time Reading and Meditating on God’s word
If we hope to understand God’s teachings and let them guide us, spending quality time with The Bible will help us accomplish this goal. By exploring our faith in new ways, we can find many treasures. Inspiration, peace of mind, wisdom, compassion, fellowship and the saving love of Jesus can be found along the path. If we resolve to refresh our faith through any of these opportunities, our journey as Catholics can be revitalized in ways we never imagined. There are many ways to do this and below are just a few.
Read and listen to the daily readings using on-line resources from The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Pray the Rosary: In St. John Paul II’s “Rosarium Virginis Mariae,” the beloved pope stated “With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of His love.”
- There are many resources available that are available on-line and in print. Click here for a recent guide provided in the Church bulletin and Fatima Family Apostolate meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM in the Chapel for evening prayer and to pray the Rosary.
The Liturgy of the Hours: Following the Mass, this is the most important prayer of the Church. Prayed by priests, deacons and religious every day. Vatican II, in the universal call to holiness has encouraged every person to begin this way of Jesus and praying of the Psalms. Helpful to begin with one of the “hours” until it is a habit.
Participate in Classes, Workshops and Retreats
Classes, retreats, seminars and workshops can enrich our faith in various ways. They can reignite our passion for God’s Word and our love for Jesus. They can also inspire us by giving us new ways to pray, to praise and serve God. The blessings of fellowship and friendship also enhance our lives in amazing ways.
There are many retreats and workshops offered through St. Lambert Parish and the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. These will typically be announced in the weekly Parish Bulletin.
Often classes and speakers are conducted at St. Lambert’s by one of our own inspirational leaders or esteemed guest. These will typically be announced in the weekly Parish Bulletin but you can also connect to most of our past events here.
Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Although it’s a sacrament that many of us may shy away from, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a blessing. It’s a powerful way to ask God’s forgiveness for our sins and a powerful way to receive that mercy. It’s an invitation to start anew.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offer several times throughout the week at St. Lambert’s and you can learn more here.
Go to Eucharistic Adoration
A holy young woman once said that she attends Adoration often because she needs “God’s love right now” and she needs to “be with Him.” She said that because Jesus died on the cross to save us, she believed she could “save” Him by going to Adoration to experience Christ’s love. What better gift can we give Jesus (and ourselves) than to spend time adoring Our Savior?
Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament opens following the Mass on Thursday mornings and concludes at 7:40 am Friday. If you would like to begin Adoration or have questions please contact Brad at 339-9329.