Centering Prayer

"Silence is God's first language..."

"... everything else is a poor translation." - Thomas Keating

The Saturday morning contemplative prayer group invites everyone to join us in resting lightly in God's Love, centering our lives through our relationship with God, and increasing our awareness of God's presence in the world.

We practice Centering Prayer, a form of silent contemplative prayer designed by Trappist monks specifically for ordinary laypeople (though many religious also practice it). Centering Prayer has spread throughout the world by the efforts of retired Trappist Abbot Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. and others through the organization Contemplative Outreach. Whether you wish to experience Centering Prayer for the first time or if you wish to deepen your prayer practice, we welcome visitors to join us. We have been meeting at St. Joseph's for over 20 years!

Get Involved

We meet the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8:00 to 9:30 am for prayer, information, and sharing in the Jogues Room in the staff offices on the second floor of the Parish Center. Please let us know if you wish to visit so we can make your visit a joyful one.

For more information, please contact Allison Rabbitt at centeringprayer@