Here is a list of apps — far from exhaustive — that will help you grow in, live out, and share your faith. (Please note that we do not endorse or promote any particular app, and some apps are not free.)
Daily Readings is an every day guide for the Catholic Mass readings. It offers full readings for the year, a guide to the feast days and liturgical celebrations, a guide to the books of the Bible and their abbreviations, and is completely accessible even if you are offline.
Daily Readings Apple
Daily Readings Android
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office), get today’s Scripture readings for Mass, find great Catholic prayers, and access various rites such as “Blessing of a New Home”, and follow along at Mass with the Roman Missal.
Catholic Calendar includes a liturgical calendar, complete with feast days and solemnities, complete Mass readings and order, and Liturgy of the Hours. There’s lots of content here to help make daily prayer easier and more accessible!
Catholic Calendar Apple
Catholic Calendar Android
Laudate is a classic, all-encompassing Catholic app. It offers daily readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, a Confession app, prayers, links to the Catechism and other Church documents, and so much more. It is a useful tool for any Catholic wanting just about anything related to your faith at your fingertips.
Click To Pray
Click To Pray is the official app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) that revolutionizes praying. Connect yourself with thousands of people who pray every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the Pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions. With Click To Pray, prayer is easier as you can do it at anytime and anywhere.
Click to Pray Apple
Click to Pray Android
Hallow offers audio-guided meditation sessions to help grow in faith and find peace in God with more than 500 different sessions on contemplative prayer, meditation, Catholic Bible readings, music, and more.
Verbum Catholic Bible Study
Verbum is an app loaded with not only the entire Bible, Catechism, and Vatican documents, but also includes study resources and Bible reading plans tailored to what you want to learn and/or pray about.
The Amen app is the free Catholic prayer app that inspires your daily conversation with God through faithful meditations, nourishing Scriptures and relaxing sleep sounds.
The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Each episode is only 20-25 minutes.
Lighthouse Catholic Media Bible
This app contains the entire text of the Bible RSV-CE (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition) . This text is linked with the Truth and Life Audio Bible, so you can purchase the awesome soundtrack for each book of the Bible if you wish. The Gospel of John is included at no cost. You can also download and listen to numerous audio tracks recorded and distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media.
Lighthouse Catholic Media Bible Apple
Lighthouse Catholic Media Bible Android
Truth & Life
Truth & Life contains the RSV-CE (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition) translation of the Bible, which is both a great translation and tricky to find electronically. The app’s full name is Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible, so you can listen to the Bible expressed with music, sound effects, and different actors for different people.
Truth & Life Apple
Truth & Life Android
Confession: A Roman Catholic App
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.
Mea Culpa helps make you a good Confession. In addition to a great Examination of Conscience, it has a Confession FAQ section, and if you can’t find an answer to your Confession questions there, you can ask your question by email. Pray the included prayer before Confession, then make your way along the bottom of the screen. Venial and Mortal tabs take you to examinations grouped by the 10 Commandments. Swiping right on the sin ups the tally for that sin, left reduces it. Once you are absolved in Confession you can hit the Clear button and reset your sin totals.
Mea Culpa Apple
As the title suggests, the Mass Explained iPad app is a multimedia journey through the Catholic Mass — more specifically, the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Mass with which most Catholics are familiar. It explores the roots of each section of the Liturgy with its unique prayers and gestures. Packed with scriptural references, quotes from the Church Fathers, the Catechism and excerpts from councils and encyclicals, the publication is scholarly yet totally approachable and thoroughly entertaining.
Mass Explained Apple
Mass Explained Android
Magnificat is the app from the same company that brings us the monthly Magnificat Missals. It gives you access to the daily readings along with various articles, hymns for the month, Lectio Divina, and resources for blessings and prayers.
Most people know the Pope has a Twitter account, but did you know he has an app? As you might have guessed, The Pope App is all about the Pope. It’s powered by www.news.va, which is run by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.
Pope App Apple
Pope App Android