Prayer in Christian life


Prayer is turning the heart towards God.

When a person prays he enters into a living relationship with God.

Prayer is the great gate leading into faith. People who pray no longer live on their own, for themselves, and by their own strength. They know there is a God to whom they can talk. People who pray entrust themselves more and more to God.  The effort to pray daily is part of the Christian life. (YouCat 469)

St Catherine's church is open each day, whenever possible, for private prayer, usually during daylight hours.

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.
— St Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

This week's intentions

Please pray for our sick parishioners and friends: Mary Shields, Gareth Butterworth, Des & Pat Prior, Andrew Morton, Phillip Stockdale, Pam Cooper, Maureen Richardson, Ken Newman, Patricia Bille and Jane Davis.

For Mary Auld lately dead and for Edith Mulryan, Geoffrey Beatham, Louise Richie, John Stewart, Christopher Dale & Tom Pelter whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they rest in peace.

Weekly Prayer group

A group of parishioners who meet on a regular basis to pray and sing together.

At Penrith, usually Tuesdays at 7.30pm - confirm in this week’s Newsletter

Exposition of the blessed sacrament

Penrith, Saturdays, 9.30am-10am

Holy Rosary

Penrith, Thursdays 6.45pm