Prayer and Worship

Take Action

  • Carve out dedicated time to pray.  Not sure how to pray?  Learn how to pray.  Think you’re too busy?  Find time to pray.   Here’s why.

  • Use time in the car to pray alone or with your family.  Find podcasts of Catholic prayers here.  

  • Use a prayer journal to see how God is answering your prayer.   Keeping a prayer journal can help your prayer life remain fruitful.  Here’s how to get started.

  • Schedule regular times to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Parishes offer ongoing confession schedules throughout the year.  Visit The Light is On for You Campaign for encouragement and advice on how to keep reconciliation an important part of your spiritual life.

  • Keep Sunday as a day dedicated to the Lord.  Sunday is a day to live out the joy of our Lord’s Resurrection.  Schedule family activities, saving job and home responsibilities for another day.   

  • Check the daily and Sunday readings at usccb.org or apps such as Laudate.  On the go?  Use apps such as Laudate or USA Catholic Church for Mass readings and prayers.  Find other Catholic apps here.

  • Learn about holy family icon on prayer card.   Watch Fr. Joseph O’Connor explain the icon here.

Further Reading

  • Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers (USCCB) [Store Link]

  • Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life by Timothy P. O'Malley [Store Link]

  • Eucharist by Bishop Robert Barron [Store Link]

  • CCC 2685 (“Servants of Prayer”) [Read Online]

  • Busy Lives & Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Peace in Your Lifeby Becky Eldredge [Store Link]

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