I am a father of four. I work as a freelance graphic designer and freelance webmaster. Sometimes getting to prayer with four kids under 8 is a challenge for me. Catholic apps on my iPad or iPhone give me the resources to what I need for my faith. These top five Catholic apps have helped me to have more time for prayer and connect my kids with prayer as well.
Catholic Faith Based Apps
1. Saint of the Day for Kids App $1.99
Of course I am going to recommend my own app. However, it is because we use it pretty regularly with our kids. My oldest (he’s eight) isn’t so much interested in the colouring pages any more, but he is interested in reading about the lives of the Saints. They aren’t long or complicated, perhaps that is why he likes it. It is also our own go to app for Saint info. Saint of the Day for Kids.
Same price as a colouring book, and a lot more information. We use it daily.
2. Confession – $1.99
Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every penitent. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance. Individuals who have been away from the sacrament for some time will find Confession: A Roman Catholic App to be a useful and inviting tool.
I have used this a number of time to prepare for confession. I have to say, that I haven’t taken it in and read off of the app. I found it excellent to review things that I haven’t considered, and when I always have kids swarming around me, it is hard to take time to think things through.
It is the same price as a prayer book that I used to use for confession prep.
3. Words With Jesus – $.99
Short on time, but you want to add prayer to your daily life? The “Words with Jesus” app is a perfect solution. Set a daily reminder to receive a Bible verse containing only Jesus’ words along with a brief reflection. Whether a beginner to the Scriptures or well-versed, this app helps to enrich your faith and empower you each day.
I have used this app for my prayer time starting point, and that is what it was created for. Quick, simple, and each day something different.
4. CatholicTV – Free
On television and the Internet, CatholicTV provides inspiring and entertaining programming, faithful to the teaching of the Church. CatholicTV has been in existence for over fifty years and is available on cable, satellite and the internet. Visit CatholicTV.com for live streaming and archived on-demand video, free and in full screen. We are America’s Catholic Television Network and its all for YOU!
Fast way to access the CatholicTV network. It has been great to be able to stream quickly without going to the web.
5. Catholic Calendar – Free
Liturgical calendar for every year from 1970 to 2300 and beyond.
Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others.
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I don’t use this everyday. However, I use it a lot for reference. Readings of the day are easy to get at here.