In 2018, the Church of the Resurrection offered a multi-part course with various presenters on the subject of prayer: why to pray, how to pray, and various ways to pray.  It is a series referenced periodically in Fr. Steve's homilies, so feel free to watch when you have a chance.  We hope it helps you develop a deeper and more meaningful prayer life!

Part 1 | Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Brian Fink, Presenter
November 7, 14 & 21, 2018

This series of three talks, presented by Brian Fink, introduces us to how to pray.  The talks are entitled, "The Revelation of Prayer," "The Tradition of Prayer," and "The Life of Prayer."  View the talks below.

Video: Part 1, Talk 1: "The Revelation of Prayer"
Video: Part 1, Talk 2: "The Tradition of Prayer"
Video: Part 1, Talk 3: "The Life of Prayer"

Part 2 | An Introduction to Mental / Contemplative Prayer

Fr. Steve Mattson, Presenter
March 7, 14 & 21, 2019

In March, the Church of the Resurrection offered the first part of a two-part series of talks on the subject of prayer. In the first part, Fr. Steve gave an introduction to the Christian discipline of mental/contemplative prayer. Fr. Steve addressed the theology and practice of mental prayer, and gave “homework” for “beginners” (and we’re all beginners, says St. Teresa of Avila) as an aid to growing in our ability to open our hearts and minds to the Lord in prayer. 

Audio: Part 2, Talk 1 

  Handout for Talk 1

Audio: Part 2, Talk 2

  Prayer Handout
  Ignatian Contemplation
  Presuppositions & Quotes
  Vocabulary of Emotions

Audio: Part 2, Talk 3

  Excerpts from "The Fulfillment of All Desire," by Ralph Martin
  Mental Prayer
  Anthropology Of The Heart (from the Institute for Priestly Formation)

Part 3 | An Introduction to Ignation Rules of Discernment

Jeannette Barbacane & Tesa Fleming, Presenters 
May 9, 16 & 23, 2019

In this three-talk series, Jeannette Barbacane and Tesa Fleming, founders of the Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Program, explain the immensely valuable lessons about prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Jeannette and Tesa discuss the basic movements of consolation and desolation as developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, and will provide practical guidance and “homework” to continue the practice of mental prayer that was addressed in Fr. Steve's earlier series on Mental/Contemplative Prayer (see above).

Tesa and Jeannette are experienced and gifted spiritual directors and come with a wealth of knowledge and advice on how to discern God's will for your life, how to enter more deeply into a relationship with God, and how to progress along the spiritual path that the saints followed towards ultimate union with Christ, culminating in the beatific vision of heaven.

Audio: Part 3, Talk 1

  Schematic of Ignatius' Rules
  Text of the Rules
  PowerPoint Slides

Audio: Part 3, Talk 2

  Claire's Reflections on Rule 8
  Discernment Of Spirits, Part 2

Audio: Part 3, Talk 3

  Discernment Of Spirits, Part 3

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Located in the heart of the City of Lansing, the Church of the Resurrection exists to help everyone in our parish family live in the light and hope of the Resurrection.

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Mass Times 

TUES | 6:30pm

WED–SAT | 8:15am

SAT | 5:00pm
"At-risk" individuals in main church seating; others in choir loft

SUN | 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am


All confessions are heard in the church reconciliation room in the vestibule of the church with proper "social distancing" 

TUES | 7:00pm-8:00pm

WEDS-FRI | 7:45am-8:05am 

FRI | 7:00pm-8:00pm

SAT | 9:00am (until all are heard)


TUES | 7:00pm-8:00pm

FRI | 10:00am-8:00pm


1505 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912


1514 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
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FRI | 8:00-1:00pm 


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Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 487–0439

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TUES  |  6:30pm

WED–SAT  |  8:15am

SAT  |  5:00pm 
("at-risk" individuals in main church seating; others in choir loft)

SUN  |  8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am


Confessions are heard in the church reconciliation room, which is in the church vestibule, with proper "social distancing."

TUES  |  7:00pm-8:00pm
WED-FRI  |  7:45am-8:05am
FRI  |  7:00pm-8:00pm
SAT  |  9:00am (until all are heard)

Or by appointment


*Beginning Feb. 1, we will resume in-person Healing Prayer Sessions, but will also have virtual session available.

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Learn more about Healing Prayer Sessions,
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