How far in advance do I need to book a reservation?
Reservations are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. As soon as you have a date in mind, contact us.
I'm not really sure how to pray the Hours, will someone be able to show me when I'm there?
That's why we are there. You will be an expert in it when you go back home!
While staying at the House of Prayer, do I have to pray every Hour?
No, but echoing the words of the Holy Father, we "warmly invite" you to. Guests are expected to pray every Hour listed in the schedule. (Each Hour only takes 10-15 minutes.) We are so convinced that the Liturgy of the Hours is crucial to the work of the Church, based on the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church , and the writings of Pope John Paul II.
How long does one of the Hours take to pray?
On the average, about 15 minutes. Praying all seven Hours takes about one and half hours per day.
Do you offer daily Mass?
No, Holy Mass is not offered on a regular basis; though from time to time priests do come to celebrate Holy Mass, whether when retreatants arrange for one to come for their retreat or priests themselves make an offering. All the necessary sacred vessels and vestments and vessels are available.
What are the local parishes around the House of Prayer and their Mass times?
Click here for Mass times.
Are there prayerbooks available or do I need to bring my own?
In the chapel, there are prayerbooks there for your use. In our little gift shop, you may also purchase one to take home with you.
What should I bring for an over-night stay? Do I need to bring towels or blankets?
All you need to bring is yourself. If you are going to cook your own meals , then bring your own food. Towels and what is typically provided in a motel room (minus the cable TV!) are there for your stay.
I have special dietary concerns, are you able to accommodate me?
Yes, we are flexible that way, just let us know what your needs are. Dining Hall.
Is the House of Prayer handicapped accessible?
Yes, there is access to every room in the House of Prayer, except the Library , as well as a guest room that has a bathroom that will accommodate the physically challenged.
Do you offer babysitting services?
Unfortunately, we do not. However, we do have a Play Room that is perfect for occupying children.