What is prayer?

 
In the Baltimore Catechism many of us learned that “Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God to adore Him, to thank Him for His benefits, to ask His forgiveness, and to beg of Him all the graces we need whether for soul or body.”
 
St. John Damascene’s definition of prayer is: “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” (CCC, no. 2559, citing St. John Damascene, De Fide Orth. 3, 24).
 
In the Catechism prayer is defined as a “vital and personal relationship with the living and true God” (CCC, no. 2558).  Prayer is Christian “insofar as it is communion with Christ” (CCC, no. 2565), and a “covenant relationship between God and man in Christ” (CCC, no. 2564).
 
Click here for more information on prayer and how to pray.
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/

Rectory Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Office is closed everyday
from 12-1pm

 

 

 

If your group is having a meeting
on an evening the rectory office closes at 4:30 PM, please contact
the rectory office before hand
to arrange for a key.