Union with God through Christ Jesus is the whole point and purpose of the Catholic Church. All of her moral teachings, traditions, liturgies, and institutions are based on this goal.
Without prayer, none of this matters. Our prayer needs to be maturing, both personal and communal, and powerful.
Here at St. Laurence we have several groups whose purpose is to foster the life of prayer. Several of these groups can be found here on these pages, and also under the Adult Faith Formation section of the website.