Prayers

“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to Him in prayer and in love. Ask Him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with Him who is ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’”
-St. Pope John Paul II, 12th World Youth Day, 8/23/1997

“Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.”
-CCC 2562

Liturgical Prayer

When we pray as the community of believers, we pray liturgically. Liturgical prayer is the formal and official prayer of the Church.

The Mass
The parish is the primary community for celebrating the Sacraments.  Join us for Holy Mass.

Liturgy of the Hours
Learn more about Liturgy of the Hours from the monks at the Abbey of the Genesee.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours here.

Celebrating the Sacraments
When we celebrate the Sacraments, we pray as the Church. Learn more here.

Devotional Prayer

Prayer is also a personal experience. When we build our personal relationship with God, it is a devotion.
Learn more here.

Eucharistic Devotion
Many parishes offer Eucharistic Adoration, and many more are open for personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle.
Learn more here.

Rosary
Learn more here.

Stations of the Cross
Learn more here.

Other Prayers
Often prayers of those who come before us can help us focus our prayer to God. Memorized or read prayers can be very helpful.
Learn more here.
PDF of Traditional Catholic Prayers