“The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.” – St. Augustine

Let us pray

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all activities listed below take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Regular Schedule –
Monday through Friday
7:40 am:
Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours
5:00 pm: Evening Prayer (Vespers) from the Liturgy of the Hours

Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm:
Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
Saturday 5:00 pm: Evening Prayer
Sunday 4:30 pm: Rosary, Evening Prayer and Benediction

First Friday of Each Month
4:45 pm:
Litany of the Sacred Heart, Evening Prayer and Benediction

Let's get Closer to God

Prayer, the lifting of the mind and heart to God, plays an essential role in the life of a devout Catholic. Without a life of prayer, we risk losing the life of grace in our souls, grace that comes to us first in baptism and later chiefly through the other sacraments and through prayer itself. Through prayer we enter into the presence of the Godhead dwelling in us. It is prayer which allows us to adore God, by acknowledging his almighty power; it is prayer that allows us to bring our thanks, our petitions, and our sorrow for sin before our Lord and God.

Marylake Shrine, peaceful, day or night. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Jonald Arcasitas

As the prayers themselves witness, the Church teaches us that we should pray not only directly to God, but also to those who are close to God, those who have the power to intercede upon our behalf. Indeed, we pray to the angels to help and watch over us; we pray to the saints in heaven to ask their intercession and assistance; we pray to the Blessed Mother to enlist her aid, to ask her to beg her Son to hear our prayers. Further, we pray not only on our own behalf, but also on the behalf of those souls in purgatory and of those brothers on earth who are in need. Prayer unites us to God; in doing so, we are united to the other members of the Mystical Body.

Join us in prayer at Marylake. Let's get closer to God.