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10 Short prayers for when you pass a church
These prayers honor Jesus, truly present in the tabernacle of the church.
Why Are There Multiple Eucharistic Prayers?
Why are there multiple Eucharistic prayers that a priest can choose from? Father Dave explains why the Missalette offers a choice of prayers.
Why running can be prayer
My wife and I run together at a local state park. “Together” is optimistic; I can no longer keep pace with her. We ran track together in college, but I am a few pounds heavier than in those days when I whipped around the track for the half-mile.
100 Days of Prayer
Led by Sr. Regina Chassar, SSJ Together with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, we offer you the 100 Days of Prayer series to enrich your spiritual journey. Each day, we invite you to say and reflect on a daily prayer for the vulnerable in our society. The content encourages unity and reconciliation. Week …
"What's your prayer practice?"
Experience Lent "What's your prayer practice?" That's the question we explore in the first video in our Lenten series. #prayfastgive
1. Ave Maria (Hail Mary) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. 2. Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen) Hail, Holy …
Advice on Establishing a Habit of Prayer
www.catholic.com Born in Hayward, California, a suburb of San Francisco, Fr. Vincent Serpa, attended Bishop O’Dowd High School and the University of S...
Why Pray?: The Truth about Prayer
Does prayer really do anything If God cared about us, why would He need us to ask for anything before He gave it to us? The only think prayer does is make you feel good about yourself. Do you ever find yourself thinking this way about prayer? Or have your heard others question prayer in this way? That’s totally normal . . . you are not a freak or a “terrible Christian.” It shows that you are taking prayer seriously and not just…
STM eNews--April 10--URGENT!! Prayers Requested
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Mohamad, the only son of the Syrian Refugee Family that our Parish is sponsoring, is currently missing and is presumed to have died by drowning. He is only 17 years old On Sunday, he was with four of his Syrian friends, enjoying a picnic at the beach. They decided to go into the water and apparently got caught in a strong rip current. One boy was rescued by the life guards. Two boys…
10 Apps that can improve your prayer life
Mobile devices have opened up an entirely new world where information can be accessed anywhere you want and at any time. They can also open up a communication channel with God. Aleteia has compiled…
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Memorial of St. Bernadine of Siena
Pope: The prayer of Christians must be the breath of the Church
In a previously unpublished work, Pope Francis highlights the role of prayer in the Christian life. The text is contained in a new book entitled La ...
What is Workers Memorial Day?
Each year, on April 28, Steelworkers across North America take time to honor and remember those killed or injured on the job.
Manchester Nativity scenes inspire spontaneous prayer
MANCHESTER — The Knights of Columbus of the Manchester area made some new Nativity scenes to put up around the St. Mary Parish and School grounds The first-graders of St. Mary’s were able to help the janitor hold a scene as it was being installed on Nov. 26. The experience must have left an impression on the young assistants. The next day, Nov. 27, first-grade teacher Dawn Klostermann was on duty at recess. She looked over and saw a bunch of these same…
Christian charity must be supported by prayer, says Pope
Fidelity to Christ is the “secret” to every effective work of Christian charity, so every activity of outreach to the poor and suffering should be supported by prayer, Pope Francis has said.
What is Memorial Day?
This Monday is Memorial Day 2013 - The custom of honoring ancestors by cleaning cemeteries and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition, but the specific origin of Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, is unclear In early rural America, this duty was usually performed in late summer and was an occasion for family reunions and picnics. After the Civil War, America's need for a secular, patriotic ceremony to honor its military dead became prominent, as monuments to…