Private Prayer

During the day, many people stop and pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. There are also other areas of focus in the church to which our prayers can be directed. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Infant of Prague Devotion statue is located at the far northeast corner of the Church. The devotion to the Infant of Prague goes back to the 17th century, as the original statue was a wedding gift brought by a Spanish princess to Bohemia. Eventually it ended up in the hands of the Carmelites. After many years of trials and tribulations in the Prague area, this image became a source of blessing. “The more you honor me, the more I will bless you” is inscribed above the statue. It invites us to place our trust and seek God’s providence in the one who is the true King of the Universe. We are invited into a childlike faith by humbling ourselves in the presence of the Infant. There is always a supply of prayer cards that provide more information about this image, and also provide a wealth of prayers that one can recite and petition God for help.
  • The Rosary, though a prayer of private devotion, has taken a public dimension in the life of the parish because it is prayed in the church Monday through Friday at 8 a.m., and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. This prayer calls to mind the mysteries of our faith, and invites the intercession of Our Blessed Mother to help us in our daily walk with her Son.
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited Monday through Friday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and after the 9 a.m. Mass on Saturdays.
  • Shepherds of Christ Prayer Group meets primarily to pray for priests after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Thursdays.