New in the Library: Summer Reading

Summer Reading: Books to help you grow in your prayer life -NEW

Loyola Kids: Books of Everyday Prayers. Catherine Odell & Margaret Savitskas, Loyola Press, 2002. When dancing, some people have practiced moves while others prefer freestyle. In the same way, prayer can take the form of memorized lines with centuries of tradition or come straight from the heart. We may not all dance or pray the same way, but it still counts. Through this delightful collection of prayers for kids, children learn how easy it is to pray every day. 


Ten Ways to Pray: A Guide for Drawing Closer to God, Carolyn Pirtle, Ave Maria Press, 2021. When you are just beginning to develop a consistent prayer practice or are looking for a new approach to spiritual growth, Ten Ways to Pray explores a variety of traditional forms of Catholic prayer that will enable you to draw closer to God, the saints in heaven, and the Church on earth. 


Good and Generous God: Catholic Prayers for All Occasions. Reverend John G. Hiller, PHD. Twenty-Third Publications, 2022. Where do you look when you need a prayer for insomnia? For a divorced Catholic? For a parish minister? What about a prayer after a natural disaster? Or a miscarriage? Here you will find beautiful, meaningful prayers for all of the people of your parish: for the living, the working, the unemployed, the victimized, the lonely, the weary, and the sick. With language that is personal and deeply spiritual, each prayer is perfectly suited for public liturgies, parish meetings and bulletins, or simply private devotion.

To borrow these or other resources, the library and Office of Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry are open for in person visits and consultations 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. You may also visit our website 24/7 at Once you make your selections, you can email the request to We can arrange for your visit, a curbside pick up or direct mailing to your parish.


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