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 especially this week for:

Reuben John Kirkland who will be baptised today, and his family.

The Sick: Emily Horne, Maureen Holt, Terry Connor, Clare Fuchs, Mary Shields, Jane Davis, Andrew Morton, Melana Berejan, Des & Pat Prior, Anne-Marie Lynch, Jessie Oddy, Maureen Richardson and Pauline Frame.


Lately Dead: Stephen Donnelly

Those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Hilda Cowperthwaite, Geoff Bayley, Ann O’Neill & Grace Harrison.

May they rest in peace.


Mass Intentions

There is now more room in the diary for your intentions: for the faithful departed; for the sick; in thanksgiving; for a special intention etc. Please mark the intentions clearly on the envelope with the Mass offering enclosed. Alongside a person’s name, please make it clear if they are deceased, sick, or if the Mass is for their intentions. Many thanks.

Weekly Prayer group

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

At Penrith, currently usually Tuesdays at 4.30pm in the Haydock Centre - confirm in this week’s Newsletter.

Exposition of the blessed sacrament

Penrith, Saturdays, 9.30am-10am

Holy Rosary

Penrith, Thursdays 6.45pm