Night Prayers

The official night time prayer of the Church is the Compline which is recited after sunset and before bed. Here is an alternative form of prayer which can be recited before retiring for the night. It is an excellent opportunity for an examination of conscience…

The Chaplet (Little Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) is an ancient tradition of the Church. Our Blessed Mother suffered intensely during the passion and death of her Son on the Cross. Seven of her sorrows have been chosen for special veneration. The seven sorrows of…

Prayer After the Reception of Holy Communion

You can find the “Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion” by St. Thomas Aquinas here. The following prayer written by St. Thomas Aquinas is a prayer of thanksgiving to be recited after receiving the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. I…

Prayer Before the Reception of Holy Communion

Here is a beautiful prayer before Holy Communion written by St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church whose feast is celebrated on January 28th. One can recite this prayer before the beginning of Mass or before receiving the Eucharist. Let us approach the most Blessed…

Prayer for Increase of Daily Holy Communions

The greatest gift Jesus has given us is the Eucharist. He gave us his precious body and blood to sustain us on our earthly journey until we reach Heaven. What a great blessing it is to be a Catholic! What joy it is to be…

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The first Friday of every month is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was promoted based on visions of Jesus Christ revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. First Friday Devotion consists of attending Mass, going to confession…

Prayer of Engaged Couples

All ‘Engaged Couples’ should ask God’s blessing at this important stage of their lives as they prepare themselves for their wedding, and pray that their love may grow in the light and strength of the love Christ has for his Church. Father, in my heart…

Prayer for Your School Going Child

God our Saviour, you sat among the teachers of the law, listening to them and questioning them. We entrust our child to you while he (she) is at school. Fill him (her) mind so that he (she) may learn the knowledge necessary for this life…

Prayer for your Child at the time of Baptism

Father, in baptism you have likened this child of ours to Christ the Lord and made him (her) a member of Your family. Make him (her) a living offering pleasing to You so that he (she) may always belong to Your family on earth and…

Aspirations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today, June 7th 2013 is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This feast is celebrated on the 19th day after Pentecost Sunday. Today also happens to be the First Friday of the month. The first Friday of every month is set apart…