“’The popular devotions of the Christian people...should accord with the sacred Liturgy...[and] in some way derive from it, and lead people to it, since in fact the Liturgy by its very nature is far superior to any of them.’ Hence, the Liturgy and popular piety are two forms of worship which are in mutual and fruitful relationship with each other. In this relationship, however, the Liturgy remains the primary reference point so as ‘clearly and prudently to channel the yearnings of prayer and the charismatic life’ which are found in popular piety. For its part, popular piety, because of its symbolic and expressive qualities, can often provide the Liturgy with important insights for inculturation and stimulate an effective dynamic creativity.” (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, #58, citing Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.)
In addition to Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (click here for more information), the Rosary is prayed before the 8:30a Mass each weekday. Additionally, the Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited after the 8:30a Mass each weekday.
The Stations of the Cross are found around the worship spaces for personal meditation and prayer at any time. During Lent, the Way of the Cross is prayed communally each Friday at 7:30 PM.
The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is crowned annually on or around the Solemnity of the Assumption.