Prayer takes many forms: singing, silence, speaking, suffering, etc.  Prayer is a personal and intimate experience, but also a unifying communal experience.  We practice the prayers below as many voices sharing their hearts with the Lord, while joining our voices together in harmonized words.

November morning prayer:

Prayer for Reverence for Life 

Almighty God, giver of all that is good,
we thank You for the precious gift of human life:

  • For life in the womb, coming from your creative power,
  • For the life of children, making us glad with their freshness and promise,
  • For the life of young people, hoping for a better world,
  • For the life of people who are disabled, teaching us that every life has value,
  • For the life of the elderly, witnessing to the ageless values of patience and wisdom.

Like Blessed Mary, may we always say "YES" to Your gift. 
May we defend it and promote it 
from conception to its natural end.
And bring us at last, O Father, 
to the fullness of eternal life 
in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

October morning prayer:

A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

Most merciful and Triune God,
We come to you in our weakness.
We come to you in our fear.
We come to you with trust.
For you alone are our hope.

We place before you the disease present in our world.
We turn to you in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into your eternal home.

Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in your care.

Jesus, I trust in you.
Jesus, I trust in you.
Jesus, I trust in you.
Amen.
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CLASS PRAYERS

Prayer for Vocations 

O God, You have chosen the apostles
to make disciples of all nations.
By baptism and confirmation
You have called all of us to build up Your holy Church.
We earnestly implore You
to choose from among us
many priests, brothers and sisters,
who will love You with their whole hearts
and will gladly spend their entire lives
to make You known and loved by all.
Amen.

September morning prayer:

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
 
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life