As our lives are continually affected by the uncertain times we are living in, please know that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is here to serve you. We hope that these prayer resources can bring you some comfort and peace. And may we always remember that even in the darkest of storms, Jesus is always present to be right beside us to guide us closer to him each and every day.
A Spot for Summer Prayer…
Enjoy these Summer offerings of prayer! Have a special way that you pray in the summer months? Reach out to us and let us know! We would be happy to share your ideas with our parish through this prayer resource page!
Litany of the Season
A litany is a beautiful form of Catholic Prayer. It is a simple, yet ancient form of prayer that uses repeated phrases or statements in response to petitions, praise, intercessions, or blessings. It can be a powerful prayer of surrender and centering to open our hearts to what God offers us all through thanksgiving, forgiveness, blessing, help, praise, or love.
We already pray a couple of litanies during Mass. Whenever we pray the "Kyrie" or "Lord Have Mercy" at the beginning of Mass, we are praying a litany. In addition, when we pray the "Lamb of God" or "Agnus Dei" right before we receive communion, that too is a litany.
Look for a new litany to be posted periodically throughout the year. And if you have a beloved litany that brings you closer to Christ, please let us know so we can feature it here!
For the little ones….
Check out Seton’s own Child Minister, Ann Ryan and her amazing assistant (and daughter) Ruth as they explore “Kitchen Floor Theology.” Watch for new episodes on our YouTube channel or through posts on social media! Check out one of the episodes right here.
For teens… how to stay holy in summer
Life teen offers teens a way to incorporate prayer into summer in an easy, meaningful way. Click on the link below to find out how!
For those who are short on time
Looking for a quick prayer to start your day immersed in God’s goodness and glory? Here is a two minute video that gives glory to God and aligns us with His call for all who live in his love.
For those who want to Go ALL IN!
Have you ever heard of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius? Here is a free, online Spiritual Retreat that is based on the Spiritual Exercises of this Jesuit form of prayer. The retreat can take a total of four weeks to complete.
How about trying out a new prayer app?
Check out “Hallow”… A Catholic app that makes it easy to cultivate a prayer-filled life. Offered both in a premium version and with free content as well. Among the free offerings you’ll find a “Mental Health” category that lists “St. Dymphna’s prayers” including a Litany for Mental Well-Being. There is also a “Calm” Pray list that you can access for free too! You can even choose a male or a female voice to help you pray with the voice that fits you best!
And for the musicians and those who enjoy praying with music a little summer playlist...
Have any others favorite summer songs about the Savior? Send them to us and we’ll add them to the list!
Catholic podcasts for everyone!
These days there are podcasts for everyone…INCLUDING CATHOLICS! Click the following links to check out these podcasts to see if they dial in to what you might be looking for!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US - Listen to authentic catholic faith formation videos and programs, bible study, confirmation, sacrament preparation and insights from Fr. Mike Schmitz.
We all struggle to find the time for Scripture reading and reflection. Fr. Mike Schmitz makes it easy with bite-size Scripture readings and mini-homilies that will span the entire Bible over a period of 365 days (start whenever you like). Most episodes clock in at about 18 to 20 minutes, fitting into even the busiest schedule.
A unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others.
The USCCB sponsors this podcast and it is written and produced by Sara Perla. It covers a variety of topics including birth, to suicide, to addiction, to dating, to porn.
Episode to try: the two part episode on Adult Children of Divorce. It's a resource for anyone who is personally affected by divorce or knows someone who is.
Geared toward men. This podcast talks about how the Lord works in and through us. The hosts, Jake Khym and Brett Powell are good friends both of whom have a solid background in theology and ministry.
Episodes to try: Beyond Good Ideas or Orphan or Son?
Cohosts Jenna and Beth examine the challenge of embracing a call to holiness through the perspective of Catholic femininity in this podcast produced by Blessed is She. Episode topics have included the Holy Spirit, redemptive suffering, everyday prayer and the beauty of silence.
Christine Mooney Flynn’s podcast, takes on subjects of interest to moms and married women, including marital sexuality, the Domestic Church, grappling with spiritual doubt, keeping your kids engaged in Mass and much more.
For Kids and Families
This daily podcast for Catholic kids “strives to plant seeds of Catholic faith” in your little one’s heart. Catholic mom, Nancy Bandzuch started this podcast because she was searching for similar audio-based programming for her own children that would explore the mysteries of God’s love, the revelations of Scripture and the journey of living as a Domestic Church. Episodes are a suitable length for children (six to eight minutes) about eight years and older.
Produced by Shining Light Dolls, this weekly podcast introduces kids to the heroes of Catholic history in short, engaging episodes. From St. Brigid to St. Paul to St. Jude, St. Hyacinth, St. Rita of Cascia and many more, the tales of how God worked in the lives of these holy men and women will captivate children ages six and up.
Comfort in Song
Sacred Space - Daily prayer, online. You are invited to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.
Can we pray for you?
Seton's Prayer Network Ministry supports parishioners, their families and friends with prayer during times of special need. The ministers are a group of people who have offered to pray for others.