As a part of Bishop Ricken's Disciples on the Way mission, which is an invitation to embark on "a journey of deepening our prayer life, of learning to be better disciples," we invite you to make a commitment to prayer in your household. We have outlined three stages of prayer for you to aim for: 

  1. Foundational Daily Prayer: Goal of 10 minutes per day
  2. Engaged Catholic Prayer: Goal of 20 minutes per day and try a new form of prayer
  3. Prayer Warrior: Goal of 30 minutes per day and attend at least one prayer or study faith enrichment opportunity (check the AFF opportunities, our Events page, or the Calendar)

Scroll down to the Prayer Methods section below to explore different ways you can enhance your prayer life!


For more information on prayer, download Bishop Ricken's Teach My People to Pray: A Pastoral Reflection.

Prayer Methods & Groups

Click the images on the left to view the prayers

  • Centering Prayer

    Click on the picture to the left to read more about this method of silent prayer.

  • The Examen

    No, this is not the Examination of the Conscience you pray before Reconciliation. It is a wonderful method of reviewing your day in the presence of God!

  • Imaginative Prayer

    St. Ignatious used this type of prayer in The Spiritual Exercises.

  • Intercessory Prayer

    Every Weekend after Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 9 & 11 am Masses

    Intercessory prayer is praying on the behalf of someone else. Every weekend following the Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 9 and 11 am Masses, all are welcome to join in Intercessory Prayer: prayer for all of life's situations. People can come as they like each week, and can be as general or specific as they want. There is no registration or commitment.


    No meetings Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day weekend, or Labor Day weekend.

  • The Jesus Prayer

    Use this prayer to connect to God on a busy day.

  • Lectio Divina

    A Latin term meaning "divine reading," Lectio Divina is a way of encountering God through Scripture.

  • Litany in Honor of St. Raphael

    We prayed this litany in celebration of our patronal feast day, the Feast of the Archangels.

  • Novena for the Abuse crisis: ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND HEALING PRAYERS

    A novena is 9-day prayer modeled on Jesus requesting the apostles to pray during the nine days between the Ascension and Pentecost. You may pray this at home, at church, or elsewhere, either on your own or with others.

  • The Prayer Process

    Here you will find the Prayer Process by Matthew Kelly, as well as Pope Francis' 5-Finger Prayer.

  • Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet

    Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every 2nd Sunday of the month after 9 am Mass in St. Martin Chapel

    Learn these mantra prayers by clicking on the picture to the left

  • Praying with the Scriptures

    Use the daily Scriptures for this method of prayer, which can be found at usccb.org/readings.