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: Gareth Butterworth, Andrew Morton, Elizabeth Millar, Brian Cafferkey,

Edna Rowell, Des & Pat Prior, Catherine Wilshaw, Phillip Stockdale, Barbara Milik, Anne-Marie Lynch, Maureen Richardson, Michael Leeder, Frances Jones, Mary Shields, Mary Auld, Claire Bentley and Raymond Cooper.

Remember also Millie Pearson, Mareen Lee, Peter Wallace, Grace Harrison, Colin Brown, David Pantry, Ernest Guizzetti and Anne Oldham whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they rest in peace.

prayer of the church (Divine office)

A short 15 minute service of psalms and prayers, appropriate to the time of day.

Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.45am Prayer during the Day,            Saturdays, 9.00am Morning Prayer

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet is a series of prayers, said using Rosary beads, based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina, the Apostle of Mercy. More information here.

Some Fridays, 12 noon, See Newsletter


Weekly Prayer group

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

See Newsletter

Exposition of the blessed sacrament & benediction

Saturdays, 9-10am