PRAY

Let us Pray

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” — 1 Thes. 5:16-18

Prayer is the lifeline of the Christian. Jesus makes it very clear in the gospel of John, "I am the Vine and you are the branches. Apart from me, you can do nothing." Prayer looks different for everyone but in it's most simple expression, it is the lifting of one's heart and mind to God, both to listen and to speak. For Catholics, we view the Holy Mass as a prayer, we focus on the life of Jesus through the praying of the Rosary, we use Novenas and Chaplets to help us focus our attention on specific prayer requests. We pray directly to Jesus Christ and we lean on the powerful intercession of the Communion of Saints.

Eucharistic Adoration

One of the most distinctive marks of the Catholic faith is the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The teaching that Jesus offers himself to us in Holy Communion (his very body and blood, soul and divinity) in the disguise and humble state of bread and wine. Adoration is the practice of spending time with Jesus in prayer, usually in a quiet and peaceful adoration chapel.  

Eucharistic Adoration Information

Adoration Update! We are Getting Closer!

We are pleased to share that we now have adoration (as of Sept. 28th) at these times:  

  • Monday 10am-2:45pm in the Church, then 3pm-9pm in the Chapel

  • Tuesday 5am-10pm in the Chapel

  • Wednesday 6am-10pm in the Chapel

  • Thursday 3am-11pm in the Chapel

  • Friday 7am-11am in the Chapel 

We still need adorers to make our goal of perpetual adoration from Monday 9 am - Friday 5pm!


If you are wanting to commit to an hour
, click here to see what slots are still needing an adorer! We need two adorers committed for each hour to have the Blessed Sacrament exposed.

If you want to receive messages when people need a sub for their hour, click here and select  "Become a Sub"

For those who have signed up already:

Make sure to get a prox key so you can access the chapel at any time

Questions?
Contact the office office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Adoration Resources

Please contact the Parish Office at 970-686-5084 if you need to obtain a prox card. Also, the Church is open Monday-Friday after Mass from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for prayer and reflection.

Even during Exposition times, if you want to visit the Adoration Chapel after 4:30pm (or anytime the office is closed) you MUST have a prox card to open the door. Everyone is still welcome to use the Adoration Chapel, even when Exposition is not happening. Jesus is always present in the Tabernacle.

To get a Prox Card YOU must come to the office during business hours to receive your card and the training necessary. It only takes a few minutes.

Healing Services

Jesus is alive and is ready to help you in whatever way you need! Come and experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. Our peaceful service led by Fr. Gregg includes teaching, music, prayer, and confessions. We have seen many physical healings including: deaf ears opened, tumors healed, pain stopped, mobility to joints restored, sleep issues healed, and many more, as well as many emotional healings.  All ages are welcome.

Healing Service Schedule

Please join us for our next healing service from 6-8pm. Come enjoy time with the Lord! 


Winter/Spring 2024 Healing service schedule:
Thurs. Jan. 25
Thurs. Feb. 15
Thurs. March 21
Thurs. April 11
Thurs. May 16

Healing Service Resources

Most of us need some type of healing: either physical, emotional, spiritual, or relational (or we know someone who does). Jesus is the Healer. Come to the healing service for yourself or to pray for someone else. We have seen many healings over the years and God continues to pour out His Goodness upon us.


Questions

Connect with Linda Parker:
parker.lindak@gmail.com

Healing Team

Would you like to learn how to pray for healing and see God heal people? The OLV Healing Prayer Team is open to new members this year! You do not have to have any previous experience at all, but you do need to be an OLV parishioner over 18 and actively practicing your Catholic faith.


Connect with Linda Parker:
parker.lindak@gmail.com

One-on-One Prayer with Prayer Team

Are you in need of prayer? We invite you to join us for a dedicated time of intercessory prayer. Life is full of major challenges and circumstances that require prayer; but no one needs to suffer alone or go through their trials without prayerful support. 

Want Prayer?

Prayer team members are happy to pray with you for any reason. Whether you want prayer for yourself or others, we have seen the Lord heal physical, spiritual, and emotional conditions through one-on-one. Find them after each weekend Mass in the Narthex under the "need prayer? sign.


Contact

Connect with Linda Parker:
parker.lindak@gmail.com

Inner Healing Ministry

Jesus said, "First clean the inside of the cup and the outside will become clean." He is instructing us that true, lasting healing begins on the inside of a person's soul and spirit. We offer ministries that educate and equip you to address patterns of spiritual bondage, brokenness, and addiction. Don't wait. Jesus is calling all believers to a deep and lasting healing that comes from the Holy Spirit.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you have patterns in your life that you seem unable to break?

Are you having trouble truly forgiving those who have hurt you?

Do you feel that experiences from the past are still effecting you?

Is there a habit, sin, or spiritual bondage that keeps you from the full enjoyment and happiness which comes from God?

Do you feel like something is “missing” in your spiritual life or that you are not as connected to God or others as you would like?

Connect with the Team

Questions

Connect with our Inner Healing Ministry Team:
innerhealing@ourladyofthevalley.net

Bible Reading Plan

For many Catholics, the Bible can be an intimidating book. It's big and doesn't seem to be easy to understand at first glance. But God's inspired Word doesn't need to remain a mystery. God wants you to know and understand the love story told in the Scriptures and when read with faith, the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to see and hear what God is speaking to you. Below are some helpful programs to connect you to the Word of God.

New Testament in 40 Days

If you begin on Ash Wed and finish on Holy Saturday, you can take 6 “free days” or catch-up days, 1 per week (Since it is 47 days from Ash Wed to Easter)


Click here for the Reading Plan

Luke & Acts in 40 Days

If you begin on Ash Wed and finish on Holy Saturday, you can take 6 “free days” or catch-up days, 1 per week (Since it is 47 days from Ash Wed to Easter)

Click here for the reading plan

Listen to Homilies

Find the the homilies on your preferred podcast app by searching "OLV Homily Podcast."

Fr. Isidore's homily transcript available in the description of his homilies on all platforms.

Click the link below to your preferred podcast app:
Spotify
Amazon Music
Apple Podcasts
Google Podcast

Homilies at OLV

Spiritual Reading

Looking for a book to add to your "must read" list? Here are a few recommendations from our team that you might find helpful!

Catholicism

The Lamb’s Supper, by Dr. Scott Hahn

Catholic for a Reason, vol. 1-4, edited by Dr. Scott Hahn & Leon Superenant

Beginning Apologetics, vol. 1-9, by Fr. Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham

Anything by Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, or Jeff Cavins

Anything by Ignatius Press,  Emmaus Road Publishing, Ascension Press

Catechism of the Catholic Church - Book - Digital

Splendor of the Church, by Henri De LuBac

Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, by Kenneth Whitehead - Book - Digital

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, by Dr. Brant Pitre

Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West

Rediscover Catholicism, 2nd Ed, by Matthew Kelly

The Case for Clerical Celibacy, by Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler

History of Christendom, vol. 1-5, Dr. Warren Carroll

The Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 1-3, by William Jurgens

Early Christian Writings, by Penguin Classics

Pope Fiction, by Patrick Madrid

New Proofs for the Existence of God, by Fr. Robert Spitzer

The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre

Scripture

Ignatius Press RSV Bible, 2nd Catholic Edition, Ignatius Press - Large Print - 2nd Edition

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, by Dr. Scott Hahn & Curtis Mitch

Walking with God, by Jeff Cavins & Dr. Tim Gray

A Father Who Keeps His Promises, by Dr. Scott Hahn

Bible Basics for Catholics, by John Bergsma

Emmaus Road Publishing Bible Studies, especially from Dr. Tim Gray & Dr. Edward Sri

The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel*

Jesus and the Victory of God, by NT Wright*

More than a Carpenter, by Josh McDowell*

(* non-Catholic author,    **non-Christian author)

Counseling & Human Formation

Do You Want to Be Healed?, by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Real Suffering, by Dr. Bob Schuchts

Be Restored, by Dr. Bob Schuchts (sexual healing)

The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life, by Dr. Edward and Beth Sri

Codependant No More, by Melody Beattie**

Codependant’s Guide to the Twelve Steps, by Melody Beattie**

Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend (there are many books in this series)*

Parenting with Love and Logic, by Jim Fay*

Discipline that Lasts a Lifetime, by Dr. Ray Guarendi

Love & Respect, by Dr. Emmerson Eggerich (for married couples)*

Family Matters, by Curtis & Michaelann Martin

5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman*

7 Levels of Intimacy, by Matthew Kelly

Alcoholics Anonymous, AA World Services**

Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome, by Wayne Kritsberg**

Al-Anon World Services** (for those in relationship with an addict)

Sexaholics Anonymous, SA World Services**

Recovery Continues, SA World Services, spiritual help for chastity**

Cutting, by Steven Levendron**

UnPlanned, by Abby Johnson* (abortion issues)

A Path to Hope, by John Dillon (compassionate help for those who have had an abortion)

Healing a Father’s Heart, by Linda Cochrane (post abortion healing for men)

Unbound, by Neal Lozano

Deliverance form Evil Spirits, by Francis MacNutt*

How to Find your Soulmate without losing your Soul, by Jason Evert

(* non-Catholic author,    **non-Christian author)

Prayer & Spiritual Life

Soul of the Apostolate, Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard

Difficulties in Mental Prayer, by Fr. M. Eugene Boylan

Devotion to Our Lady, by Fr. Stefano Manelli

The Way, by St. Josemaria Escriva - Book - Digital

Conversation with Christ, by Peter Thomas Rohrbach

Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis De Sales

Prayer for Beginners, by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Power of a Praying Parent (Wife, Husband…), by Stormie Omartian*

Adoration, by Daniel P. Guernsey

Praying Scripture for a Change, by Dr. Tim Gray

Story of a Soul, by St. Therese of Lisieux

Anything by the Saints (Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Alphonsus Ligouri…)

The Discernment of Spirits, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

The Examen Prayer, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Saints are Not Sad, by Frank Sheed

Heart of the World, by Hans Urs Von Balthasar

(* non-Catholic author,    **non-Christian author)

Catholic Culture

The Confessions, by St. Augustine

Christianity and European Culture, by Christopher Dawson

Letters to a Young Catholic, by George Weigel

Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri (Mark Musa translation)

The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien

The Bible and the Liturgy, by Jean Danielou

The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Anything by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), by Pope John Paul II - Digital - Book

Anything by Pope John Paul II

The Meaning of Tradition, by Yves Congar, O.P.

Eucharistic Miracles, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Modern Saints, vol 1 & 2, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Anything by G.K. Chesterton

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

Tour of the Summa, by Msgr. Glenn

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