Thursday December 14th 2017

‘Catholic Prayers’ Archives

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Many of the texts of the Mass in both the Roman and Byzantine Rites are set to music, which is preferred to as Gregorian chant in the Western Church.  The chants contained in each mass can be separated into distinct groups initially:  those that are constant for each and every Mass, or the [...]

What are the O Antiphons?

What are the O Antiphons?

In the Catholic tradition, the O Antiphons are sung or recited at Vespers from December 17 to December 23. The O antiphons are, in fact, a collage of Old Testament types of Christ stressing the hope of the Savior's coming. The O Antiphons have been described as "a unique work of art and a [...]

St. Andrew Novena Prayer (say 11/30 through 12/25)

St. Andrew Novena Prayer (say 11/30 through 12/25)

St. Andrew Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors: Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our [...]

What is the Divine Mercy Prayer, Message and Devotion?

What is the Divine Mercy Prayer, Message and Devotion?

The devotion of the Devine Mercy came to us from the diary of a poor humble Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska, in the 1930s.  Canonized by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000, Saint Faustina wrote hundreds of pages about revelations she received of God’s Devine Mercy from our Lord Jesus [...]

How Do I Pray the Rosary?

How Do I Pray the Rosary?

Click Here to get a Printer Friendly Version** Start Prayer:  (Follow Image on the right) Make the Sign of the Cross Say the Apostles Creed Say one Our Father Say three Hail Marys Say the Glory Be to the Father (This covers the first three beads of the Rosary) Announce [...]