Best Catholic Apps for 2022 - Lay Cistercians (2023)

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Catholicism might be a thousand years old, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make use of modern technology to practice our faith.

Catholic apps allow us to seek a deeper connection with God and understand what Catholicism is really about. It provides an easier and more comfortable way to read the bible quotes or brush up on your knowledge of Catholic prayers and teachings. For young Catholics, these apps are also valuable resources to help incorporate our faith into a digital lifestyle.

So without further ado, here are the best Catholic apps for 2022 that you definitely need to check out.

1. Laudate

This app claims to be the best free Catholic app, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s a complete resource of the basic things every practicing Catholic needs. It’s got prayers in Latin and English as well as daily readings.

It also allows you to read the bible in the New American and the Douay-Rheims version. Plus, you can easily browse through its extensive collection of Catholic Church documents such as The Canon Law. The app’s current version also includes podcasts for the rosary and stations of the cross as well as daily meditations and readings. Users can also now export and import prayers from their laptops.

Laudate is available in 16 languages which makes it suitable for global users.

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Download: Android, iOS

2. The Holy Catholic Bible

As the name suggests, this e-bible is specific for Catholics. It contains 73 books which include the deuterocanonicals. Now, you can read the Catholic bible wherever you are and whenever you want, even if you’re offline.

It’s ideal for bible studies as it allows you to highlight passages and save it to your favorites or share it in your favorite social media site.

Download: Android

3. Catholic Hymn Book

If you’re struggling to memorize the lyrics of catholic hymns sung during mass and other catholic church celebrations, this app should be on your phone. Hymns can be searched based on categories like marriage, baptism, and lent, among others. It also includes the 2022 Catholic Daily Missal, rosary prayers, and articles on Catholic doctrines. The hymns now include solfa and tones too.

There’s no other way to call this app but the most portable hymnbook you can ever have.

Download: Android

4. The Holy Rosary

There are a lot of rosary apps out there, but we say this is the best by far. The more than 1 million downloads on Playstore can attest to it. It’s regularly updated, so it’s got the most comprehensive collection of rosary prayers. It’s even got Pope Francis’s Five Finger Prayer.

Their prayer collection has audios too but not in that robotic voice that seems to be the norm for other apps. It supports English, Spanish, Malay, French, and even Latin languages.

The app’s 2022 version also features a compendium of the Catholic church’s catechism and several papal documents.

Download: Android

5. Catholic Daily Reflections

This app is perfect for new converts and Catholics who are seeking a deeper connection with God. It features reflections from the day’s Gospel, Divine Mercy teachings, and a whole lot more.

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It also contains Catholic daily readings, prayers, sacraments, and liturgy for 2022. The app also features the “My Catholic Life!” series – a complete summary of the Catholic church’s catechism.

Download: Android, iOS

6. Catholic Encyclopedia

From Aachen to Zebadiah, this encyclopedia tells you about almost anything related to the Catholic faith.

It’s a great help when you’re reading the bible. It saves you the effort of sorting through hundreds of Google results for a term or name that’s not familiar. It even contains some resources you can check out for further readings.

Download: Android, iOS

7. Catholic Trivia

If you enjoy playing “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” then this app is for you.

It’s a quiz app where all the questions are related to Catholicism, from the common knowledge to lesser-known Catholic trivia. There are more than 1,000 questions spread across five levels of difficulty.

Catholic Trivia app is perfect for church meetings and or family gatherings where you can take turns testing each other’s knowledge of Catholicism.

Download: Android

8. Catholic Prayers Offline

Catholic prayers can sometimes be too lengthy to commit to memory. But you don’t have to worry about it now. This app contains a vast collection of Catholic prayers, from the most basic ones to novenas and litanies, presented in a neat interface.

It’s excellent for teaching prayers to children or helping a newly-baptized Catholic become familiar with the types of prayer we use in church. The greatest thing about it is you can still access the prayers even while offline.

Download: Android

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9. Catholic Missal and Doctrines 2022

One of the best catholic apps for 2022. Its clean, and well-organized interface earned this app a spot on our list. The missal and saints calendar is continuously updated. Hymns are arranged based on occasions, and it even includes prayers and famous bible verses for daily inspiration. The app’s latest update also adopted the calendar method for daily readings making it much more simple to use.

All features are available offline, so you can use this wherever you are in the world. If you’re looking for the best daily companion in your journey towards spiritual growth and development, we can’t recommend this app more.

Download: Android

10. Pocket Catholic

With its collection of common Catholic prayers, daily readings, and EWTN live audio, this app stays true to its name. It’s a new app, but it’s proving to be the perfect pocket-sized assistant for every Catholics.

In addition, this app also lets you find Catholic churches near you based on your GPS location. You won’t have to drive around aimlessly hoping to pass by a church.

It also has a notepad area that lets you write names, thoughts, and useful information on the go. But the best thing about it is it enables you to stream EWTN radio while using other apps.

As of January 2020, the app is only available on PlayStore, but an iOS version is in the works.

Download: Android

11. Catholic Mass Times

If you’re a frequent traveler who struggles to find a nearby church, this app is for you. It uses GPS to give you a list of churches within your preferred distance. This is probably one of the best catholic apps for travelers.

As we can conclude from its name, its main feature is the list of mass schedules for local churches. Aside from mass times, the app also lists reconciliation schedules, telephone, and address. The app’s interface also lets you see churches listed by distance or mass schedule.

But how accurate are the mass times listed in here?

The app uses a Wikipedia-like model of obtaining information. They let users submit mass schedules of their local churches and add it to their database. Thus, most of the schedules are first-hand knowledge from local people.

Currently, the app has a list of churches in several countries in North and South America, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Asia.

Download: Android, iOS

12. Catholic Daily Readings

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Daily readings in a simple, easy-to-read format: This is how we can describe the Catholic Daily Readings app in a nutshell. And that made this app very popular among many Catholics around the world. There’s no need to click a bunch of buttons just to get to what you want to read.

The readings are available in both text and audio format.

Download: Android, iOS

How about you? Do you know of any other great free Catholic apps that deserve a spot on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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We, the Lay Cistercians of South Florida, are a community of lay people who seeks to have a deeper connection with God by living a life inspired by the monks and nuns through Lay Monasticism. Learn more about what is a Lay Cistercianon our website. Anyone who aspires to do the same as us, and is a confirmed Catholic is welcome to join us! We meet every second Saturday of the month at Emmanuel Catholic Church in Delray Beach, Florida.

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