Prayer Ministry

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them
~Matthew 18:20

Prayer verseWe invite you to share your prayer request by emailing us at

ALL prayer requests will be forwarded to our prayer ministers, parishioners who will stand with you in prayer for God’s mercy, love, and compassion.

✟For privacy reasons, only names submitted by the person requesting prayers or a close relative will be printed in the bulletin and on the website prayer page. If this applies to you, please provide your name and relationship to the person in your email.

 Please visit our online bulletin to read the current prayer list.

About our Prayer List: To add a name to the prayer list, please email or call 301-663-0907 x3022. For privacy reasons, names will be included only if they are submitted by the person requesting prayers themselves or a close relative. Names will be kept on the list for six months. 

Praying for our Troops: Are you or do you have a loved one in the military service? We would like to publish the names in the bulletin so the community can pray for them. For privacy reasons, names will be included only if they are submitted by the person themselves or a close relative. To submit a name, please call 301-663-0907 x3022 or email

Book of Intentions

Book of Prayer Intentions 004 (800x574)We know that prayer is powerful, and now we have a way for you to include your prayer needs with the prayers of the parish. In our Book of Intentions in the narthex, you may write whatever is concerning you as well as share news of answered prayers. As you write, please consider the privacy of others and list only relationships (friend, uncle) instead of names. As we enter the church, we can read and include the prayers in our personal prayers and the prayers of our community.

About our Prayer Ministry

In Need of Prayer? Life can be hard and, at times, we can feel overwhelmed and even alone. Part of belonging to a community of faith means having people, even people we don’t know, love and care about us. These are our sisters and brothers in faith and they are here to help each of us. One way they do this is by praying for us.

Our Prayer Ministry is made up of parishioners who are committed to prayer and to living the call to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). They are eager to lift our burdens before the Lord through prayer and to stand with us as we go through the trials of life. Like you, they are people who have suffered the same hurts, fears, pains, sickness, loss and everyday burdens.

If you would like to be a parish prayer minister, please email us at We invite you to share your prayer request by emailing us at

Pope's Prayer Intentions. We invite you to join in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis in May 2016:

      • Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
      • Evangelization:  That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

        Prayer for our Troops

        Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
        Protect them as they protect us.
        Bless them and their families for the selfless acts
        they perform for us in our time of need.
        And give us peace.
        We ask this in the name of Jesus Our Lord and Savior. Amen.

        Prayer for our Parish

        Please pray for our community
        that hearts are open to receiving the Holy Spirit
        in a way that will be transformational,
        leading to lives lived with passion and purpose.
        Let us pray for our priests
        and all those who lead within our churches
        that they may rekindle the fire of their hearts,
        shepherding those in their care
        with loving compassion and holy wisdom.
        Strengthen them and us
        for the great spiritual battle of our times. [20Jul15]*
        *[Apostleship of Prayer]