The Catholic Church offers a rich prayer life with many different styles of prayer to meet the different spiritual needs of parishioners. The rosary is a prayer of the church given to us by St. Dominic in 1221. At St. Mary the rosary is generally prayed a half hour before each Mass. We as Catholics also pray to the many saints of the Catholic church as we ask for their intercession. Some prayers we use at St. Mary can be found in the prayer book link below.