DOYMAR - Prayer Movement

"Prayerful and Marian-Apostolic Disciples of the Redemption"


D.O.Y.M.A.R. Prayer Meetings in Steubenville, Ohio

They take place one Saturday morning a month (normally, the last Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning with Holy Mass.

This opportunity is offered for:

  • Pilgrim Youth (Young Women 16 - 25 years old) Those who desire to seek, know, love and serve the Lord as a group and receive formation in the faith, light along the path toward holiness and aid to discern God´s will for their life. The Friday before, we have overnight Eucharistic Adoration for those who wish to go deeper in their relationship with the Lord through this extended time of prayer.
  • Traveling Teens (Girls 6th-10th Grade) They desire to grow in their prayer life, guided by the Holy Spirit and in union with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. The monthly activities include formational talks, Eucharistic Adoration, the Holy Rosary, songs, games and crafts.
  • Eucharistic Girls (Girls 3rd-5th Grade). Pre-Eucharistic Girls (Girls 1st-2nd Grade) Those who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion and those who have already received it and desire to grow in their relationship with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist. The monthly meeting includes introduction to Eucharistic piety and adoration, formation, songs, games and crafts.

    D.O.Y.M.A.R. Prayer Meetings in Westerville, Ohio (Diocese of Columbus)

    They began in 2019 and take place, one weekend a month, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (313 N State St., Westerville, Ohio 43082).

    This opportunity is offered for:

  • Pilgrim Youth (High School)
    Friday, 6-8 p.m. Bring your Bible & Journal
  • Traveling Teens (Girls 6th-8th Grade)
    Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. Bring your Bible & Journal
  • Eucharistic Girls (Girls 3rd-5th Grade) & Pre-Eucharistic Girls (Girls 1st-2nd Grade)
    Saturday, 9:30 -11:00 a.m. Bring a Journal & Colored Pencils
    For specific dates, more information or to register, contact the parish office (614) 882-2109 or the Sisters (740) 346-2625.


    Other apostolic works

  • Personal Retreats and Service Projects:
    We welcome young women who are seeking to spend time with the Lord during a time of retreat or give time and talent to the Church in a service project. Visitors can share in our prayer life, work, and apostolic activities.
  • Residence Hall Chaplain Assistant Ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville:

    Spiritual accompaniment and guidance offered to young women along their faith journey, as desired.
  • Vocation Awareness Trips:

    These planned visits aim to make religious life and its mission known and facilitate the discovery of a possible call by coming in contact with the Sisters.
    • Schools
    • Dioceses and Parishes
    • Universities
    • Conferences and Retreats
    If you are interested in having the Sisters come, please reach out to schedule a visit.


    Spreading the Devotions of the Sacred Heart and of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart:

  • Monthly Mass in honor of Our Patroness: last Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. to entrust needs, petitions and prayers of thanksgiving to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Advocate of Difficult and Desperate Causes.
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Pilgrim Statue: an opportunity to receive a traveling image of Our Lady into your home for nine days to pray her Novena, entrust your intentions to her, and allow her to shower graces from the Heart of her Son upon you and your home.
  • Solemnity of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart: celebrated annually on the last Saturday of May, always preceded by a Triduum of Masses (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and Floral Offering by the members of the DOYMAR Movement.
  • Processional Candle Rosary: September 7, the Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lady and of the Anniversary of the approval of our Institute by the Holy See.
  • Union with the Church in the following celebrations hosted in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Oratory:The Epiphany of the Lord, World Day for Consecrated Life (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord), Solemnity of St. Joseph, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Corpus Christi Mass and Procession, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States, preceded by a Novena, The “Posadas” (The Inns) Christmas Novena.
  • Our Lady´s Radio: FM 97.9 Catholic radio for Steubenville, Ohio and surrounding areas to evangelize and nurture the faith of the local community