Category Archives: Blessings and Prayers
Joseph of dreams, be with us
When Joseph didn’t know what to do about his pregnant fiancée, he slept on it. In his dreams, an angel eased his doubt and gave him courage to act. Pray to Joseph today to fill your heart with hope and with the willingness to see God at work where you never imagined. Joseph is patronContinue reading “Joseph of dreams, be with us”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest (not one his bishop appreciated much), and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate hisContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
Prayer of the Week
Prayer of the Week
Lent is here!
Take the time this Lent for holy reading. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. They are even better when shared with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Lent 2020: A Call to Newness “Use the eyes God gave you.” This short booklet makes seeing a way to reflectContinue reading “Lent is here!”
Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
Ash Wednesday is this week, February 26. We have prepared an Ash Wednesday prayer service for those of you who cannot make it to church or who would like to celebrate with the homebound or those in nursing homes. If you have a little bit of palm from last Palm Sunday, burn it to makeContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Prayer Service”
NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer
“Use the eyes God gave you.” Lent 2020 makes seeing a way to reflect on the Sunday gospels of Lent. Art works magic. Places the seer in the gospel scenes. Pulls scattered thoughts into focus. Try it. View a sample page. Engage the questions, prayers, and practices. Even better, interest friends and neighbors in keeping Lent in thisContinue reading “NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer”
Check out our Lent Resources!
Don’t let Lent 2020 go by without enriching the faith life of your parish, your friends, and yourself. Visit our Lent Resources page to check out FREE material ranging prayers to daily activities and practices that you and your family can do throughout the season. Retreats and Easter activities will be added soon!
Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel
Pray with Mary and Anna and other holy women of Luke’s Gospel. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar collaborate to bring you the women’s stories in word and art. Ideal for sharing in small groups and families. Check out the book and read sample chapters at goodgroundpress.com.