HOW WE SHOULD PRAY

The prayer life of believers is intrinsically linked to the prayer life of the Church herself. So, vocal prayer, meditation and contemplation, and the types of prayer – adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, and praise are provided in the rich treasury of Church teaching. The ‘Our Father’ – the Lord’s Prayer – was given to us by Jesus to express the sum of all the good things which we must hope for and which our heavenly Father wants to grant us.

Various aspects of PRAYER, as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) can be explored below.


Please remember to help with our Parish Finances

We understand the financial uncertainty for many parishioners at this time and we greatly appreciate the contributions you are making towards the upkeep of the parish. The parish totally depends upon the generosity of parishioners to maintain the church, the parish house and our priests. During the COVID-19 crisis, with the church and the hall closed, the parish has no income to meet our overheads, apart from those contributions already ...

Welcome to St Columbkille’s Parish Website

WELCOME to our new parish website which will provide news and photographs of parish events, activities of parish groups, the history of the parish and much more. It will also provide information about what the Catholic Faith and what the Church teaches. We want the website to be useful to as many people as possible.  Please review it and let us know if you wish to see anything added or if ...

God Calls Us to Pray (CCC 2558–2758)

The Foundations of Prayer   Prayer stands at the heart of our relationship with God. In prayer, a believer humbly seeks to grow in union with God, revealed in Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is a response of faith to God and reveals a divine-human dialogue of love, forgiveness, mercy and grace. ...

Jesus Taught Us to Pray (CCC 2558–2758)

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father  Jesus teaches his disciples and us to pray in the words of the ‘Our Father’. The Lord’s Prayer is the most perfect of prayers, containing all that we rightly desire before God. The ‘Our Father’ is at the heart of every personal and communal prayer. ...