Gift of Prayer

Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
(St. Teresa of Calcutta)

We must speak to God as a friend speaks to his friend, servant to his master; now asking some favor, now acknowledging our faults, and communicating to Him all that concerns us, our thoughts, our fears, our projects, our desires, and in all things seeking His counsel
(St. Ignatius of Loyola).

Prayer is the foundation and essence of our spiritual life. It is an opportunity to come into God’s presence and spend time with Him, to ask Him for whatever we need, and to just be with Him. It is only through prayer and study that we can grow and mature in our faith; it is only through a loving, active relationship with God that we can turn our hearts outward to the whole of humanity.

Gift of Prayer 2021

This Lent you are invited to Journey to Easter with St. Joseph, to rediscover fatherhood through his example. The Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary on March 19 falls always in Lent. You are invited to join with all the families and households of our parish to make a commitment to journey with Joseph this season in prayerful reflection and Lenten actions, as we prepare for the celebration of Easter. This season is a special opportunity for all, but especially for fathers to rediscover the gift of fatherhood.

Look for materials in the church and linked below to help you make your Gift of Prayer commitment, including a brochure describing this year’s practices and a commitment card. We will have a commitment weekend Feb. 20–21, when you will have the opportunity to place your commitment card in a basket near the altar.


Commitment Card

Rosary Card