Prayer Services

Recitation of The Rosary

Usually occurs in May and October. Check the weekly parish bulletin.

Eucharistic Devotion/40 Hours

This is a specific period of time set aside for continuous prayer, during which the Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance for adoration. This devotion begins with a Mass followed by continuous adoration over a 40-hour period, and ends with a Mass and Benediction.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Occurs each Friday from 1:00PM-4:00PM in St. Vitus Village Chapel, followed by 4:30PM Mass. All are encouraged to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

Singing Of Litanies

Typically occurs at both Christmas and Easter.


Latin term meaning “shadows” or “darkness.” This is a religious service celebrated the evening before Holy Thursday. A series of readings & psalms (in English, Latin & Slovenian) are read or sung during the service while a gradual extinguishing of candles occurs. This service usually starts at dusk (7-7:30PM).

Stations of the Cross

Takes place during Lent, usually following each weekend Mass. Check the weekly parish bulletin.

Sources: Parish archive documents, Diamond Jubilee (1893-1968) and Centennial Jubilee (1893-1993) Books of St. Vitus Parish; “Celebrate and Participate in Saint Vitus Parish (In Celebration of the Saint Vitus Mission October 25-29, 1998)” booklet;  Spominska Knjiga “Memorial Book” (1894-1924, KSKJ); Spominska Knjiga, Jugoslovanskem kulturnem vrtu "Memorial Book, Yugoslav Cultural Garden Dedication" (Sept. 1935).