My parish is a great blessing in my family’s life. We are privileged to have good, solid orthoodox priests. Recently the parish has been promoting personal prayer, as well as Eucharistic Adoration and other devotions. Only one aspect of our daily prayer life has been left unmentioned–that of the Divine Office–an oversight, I feel sure. I’ve composed a note to send to our senior pastor to bring this to his attention. I’d like your feedback before sending it to him. He knows who I am, although he doesn’t know a great deal about me. Any good suggestions would be welcome. Thanks all! :tiphat:
Dear Father ____________,
Good day to you. I am writing you regarding your efforts to deepen the devotional life of ______ parish. My husband Jim and I have been heartened by them and wish to contribute a suggestion that we feel will benefit many in the parish.
In all that we’ve heard and read from the parish we have noticed that no mention has been made of the Divine Office. We believe this to be a mere oversight since it would greatly enhance prayer life in the parish.
Perhaps a class or lecture could be given on praying the Divine Office, and mention made of it in the parish bulletin or in any other way you might see fit. If there is any way I could help promote the practice of praying the Divine Office in the parish, I’d be happy to do what I could.
All the best to you, and the whole staff at _________,