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St. Francis de Sales

Lake Zurich, Illinois

12 Noon CST

St. Gerald

Ralston, Nebraska

12:15 pm CST

St. Maximilian Kolbe Shrine

Marytown, Illinois

12 Noon CST



Prayers & Devotions

Prayers & Devotions

Prayers & Devotions

Links to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website.
Holy Hours (Eucharistic Adoration)

Holy Hours (Eucharistic Adoration)

Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.

List of Holy Hours

  1. Holy Hour for Healing
  2. Holy Hour for Divine Mercy Sunday
  3. Holy Hour for Healing and Reparation
  4. Holy Hour for Life | en español
  5. Holy Hour for Life and Liberty
  6. Holy Hour for Life: Extended Silent Prayer
  7. Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty | en español
  8. Holy Hour for Peace | en español
  9. Holy Hour for Vocations
  10. Holy Hour for Vocations, with priest celebrant
  11. Holy Hour for Vocations, without priest celebrant
  12. Holy Hour in Honor of St. Paul | en español
  13. Q&A on Perpetual Exposition
  1. Litany for Liberty
    The Litany for Liberty reminds us to live out our faith in the freedom we have as children of God.
  2. Litany for Life
    This litany is based on 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a that reminds us of the power of God’s love throughout the struggles of this life.
  3. Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Life
    In the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Life, we ask Mary to pray for us as we journey through the joys and sorrows of life.
  4. Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
    In the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, we proclaim the many names by which Jesus has been known to the faithful throughout history.
  5. Litany of the Most Precious Blood
    Litany of the Most Precious Blood focuses on the real presence of Jesus Christ in the precious Blood. It can be prayed on the Feast of Corpus Christi or any Eucharistic feast.
  6. Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a deep reflection on the compassion, wisdom, justice, and strength of the Heart of Jesus.
Prayers for the Church and the World
  1. A Prayer for the People of Syria
  2. A Collection of Prayers for Migrants
  3. Blessing of a Victim of Crime or Oppression
  4. Blessing of an Organization Concerned with Public Need
  5. Care for God’s Creation
  6. Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity
  7. Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  8. Hear Us, O God | Escúchanos, oh Dios
  9. Help Us Build Communities in God’s Vision of Justice
  10. Intercessions for the Marginalized
  11. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  12. Novena for Faithful Citizenship
  13. Pope Francis’ Prayer at the Way of the Cross
  14. Pope Francis’ Prayer for Mercy
  15. Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace
  16. Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace and Protection from Violence and from Terrorism
  17. Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Immaculate Conception
  18. Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Joy of the Gospel
  19. Pope Francis’ Prayer for Those Who Have Died After Leaving Their Homelands in Search of a Better Life
  20. Pope Francis’ Prayer for Workers
  21. Prayer After an Election
  22. Prayer Before an Election
  23. Prayer Cards for the Protection of Religious Liberty
  24. Prayer During Difficult Economic Times
  25. Prayer for a Victim of Accident or Violence
  26. Prayer for Basic Rights
  27. Prayer for Civic Leaders
  28. Prayer for Community
  29. Prayer of the Faithful for the Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities
  30. Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse
  31. Prayer for Justice
  32. Prayer for Life and Dignity 
  33. Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
  34. Prayer for the New Evangelization
  35. Prayers for Peace
  36. Prayer for Peace in Iraq
  37. Prayer for Peace of Pope Francis
  38. Prayer for the Poor
  39. Prayer for Protection of Conscience Rights in Health Care
  40. Prayer for Solidarity
  41. Prayer for Those in Poverty
  42. Prayer for Troops
  43. Prayer for Workers
  44. Prayer for Youth
  45. Prayers on the Care of Creation
  46. Prayer to Become Stewards of God’s Creation
  47. Prayer to Care for Our Common Home
  48. Prayer to Confront Global Poverty
  49. Prayer to End Trafficking
  50. Prayer to End the Use of the Death Penalty
  51. Prayer to Live the Gospel, Be Disciples
  52. Prayer to Overcome Indifference
  53. Prayer Service to Put Two Feet of Love in Action
  54. Praying Like a Faithful Citizen
  55. Share the Journey: Prayer Service in Solidarity with Dreamers and Migrants
  56. Show Us Your Face: Prayer based on Rejoice and Be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)