Sunday Evening Prayer Books
We would love to help parishes begin the common prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. We offer our Sunday Evening Prayer books free to those who want to begin praying in together in their parishes. Sunday Vespers is a great place to begin since the Church document Sacrosanctum Concilium taught that “Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts.”
Night Prayer Books
We also offer our Night Prayer books to parish groups free of charge. These books are an excellent introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours because they simplify the formal and page turning for beginners.
If you want to be inspired to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (LOTH), start by reading the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours!
Fr. Timothy Gallagher shares his journey in embracing the LOTH more fully in his book:
A good, brief intro to the LOTH:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s statement on the Liturgy of the Hours
Second Vatican Council
The Second Vatican Council document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, called for the encouragement of the laity to pray the LOTH
Pope Paul VI
Pope Saint John Paul II
Pope St. John Paul II said “Consequently, it is important to devote greater pastoral care to promoting the Liturgy of the Hours as a prayer of the whole People of God” in his March 28, 2001 Wednesday audience and continued his thoughts the following Wednesday
Pope John Paul II’s whole catechesis on the Psalms can be found at these and other sites: